Today marks the beginning of DVT awareness month. This is a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition affecting 1 in 1000 people, with potentially fatal complications. I am disappointed that this month has not had more publicity. DVT awareness is a cause close to my heart, having suffered … Continue reading DVT Awareness Month
In the northern hemisphere, today marks the winter solstice or the shortest day. From now on we can look forward to longer days and thoughts of holidays keep us going through the rest of the cold winter. But why do we have holidays? The word holiday comes from the Olde English Holy Day. It was … Continue reading History of Holidays
In June this year we went to Canada, we were lucky enough to be in Calgary to see the spectacle that is Calgary stampede. Known as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" it includes stampede events and shows, music extravaganzas, a large fun fair and food stalls serving the strangest food seen. We arrived at … Continue reading Calgary Stampede 2018
How would you feel about having a night out in prison? Well that's exactly what we did a few weeks ago. 57.5% of prisoners in Britain reoffend within 1 year of being released. The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff is a dining experience staffed by prisoners, working towardsCity and Guilds NVQ in Food Preparation, Food … Continue reading The Clink Restaurant – Cardiff
Fridays are all about one thing in Dubai - Brunch. Whether you choose to co casual, mingle with the beautiful people or splash about by the poolside, you're guaranteed to find an abundance of offerings to start the weekend with style. Most brunches are at hotels, open about 1pm and offer an option of unlimited … Continue reading Friday Brunch at Nobu Dubai
Sunbridgewells is Bradfords own Victorian quarter, with Victorian and contemporary shop units together with trading street barrows, restaurants and bars. There are Victorian style units running the length of the tunnels and it has become an internal street with a large glass area above. Bradford town centre was established circa 1230 in the areas of … Continue reading Sunbridgewells. Welcome to the world of pure imagination.
I first visited Essaouira in October 2013 with my husband Richard, my sister and brother-in-law. We flew to Marrakesh and as private transfers and buses seemed to be costly, we opted for the cheaper option of hiring a car. Big mistake. Big, big mistake! The drive between Marrakesh and Essaouira should take between 2-3 hours. … Continue reading Essaouira, Morocco. One of my favourite places.
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list - Susan Sontag Travellers either love or hate planning holidays. Spending hours honing your research skills in front of a computer, popping into the Travel Agents to pass the planning and booking onto someone else or going away with friends, who you know will take care … Continue reading How to book the perfect Holiday
Last month we dined aboard The Northern Belle train. Richards Birthday this year fell on a Wednesday, and as this is my long working day, we had birthday celebrations on the weekend at either side. This was his first present. The Northern Belle train was originally owned by the Orient Express, but is now privately … Continue reading Dinner on The Northern Belle.
“There comes a time in every women’s life, when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne” Bette Davis 1. It can only be called Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in France. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" for wines that come from this … Continue reading 10 things you didn’t know about champagne