As we walked out

Walking in Europe with a spring in the step

May 7, 2019 Jack 0

“Em Abril, águas mil.” There’s a reason for these old proverbs. This is from Portugal, Spain has one almost identical. Incidentally, so has Chile. Even Disney alludes to a feature that April can be known for – “Drip, drip, drop little April shower… ” […]

Food and drink

Raising a glass to the vineyards of Europe

April 2, 2019 Jack 0

It was the second time in just over a week we’d stayed in a vineyard. Both cases prompted thoughts of many other visits to vineyards around Europe, visits that had formed long-lasting, warm and fuzzy (not just thanks to enthusiastic tasting) memories. […]

Food and drink

Eat local, eat pizza

January 17, 2018 Jack 0

When there’s a spin on toppings which subtly, or not, shifts it from safe comfort food you can get just about anywhere to something different, something with a distinctly local flavour. […]

Food and drink

Buying wine and the illusion of choice

June 1, 2017 Jack 0

What chances have you of finding Croatian wine in the average UK supermarket? Last time we visited Britain we were disappointed to find Spanish wines dominating the shelves. […]