Our second trip of our cruise was to the beautiful island of Guernsey.  I’d seen quite a few photos of the island and especially St Peters Port.  I was glad to see, that on the day of our visit, the sun was shining.  After a short boat ride from the ship we were at St […]


On my first cruise earlier this month one of the day trips was a visit to the medieval town of Bruges.  Everyone I told all said amazing things about the place, so I was keen to see for myself just what Bruges had to offer apart from chocolate. Looking out at the weather it was […]

My First Cruise

So last weekend I started my summer of new experiences which saw me undertake my first cruise.  Apprehensive was the word.  Lots of people had told me it was fabulous, you won’t feel the ship moving, you get the chance to dress up, there’s lots to do on board etc etc.  I’d definitely say that my […]

My Five Minutes with James Martin

So you’ll remember from Behind the Scenes of Saturday Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen Omelette Challenge that I spent a morning with James Martin.  As well as watching the programme being filmed and taking part in my very own omelette challenge, I also interviewed James.  There were so many questions that I wanted to ask that […]

Burford Cotswolds

You’ll remember that I recently attended the wedding of a good friend which was held in the picturesque Cotswolds.  I made time, the day before, to explore the beautiful medieval town of Burford.  A short 15 minute drive from our hotel we arrived at the main High Street.  What I was greeted with was a traditional Cotswold […]

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

I like brownies but I can often be disappointed by them.  The ones that I have found to be the best have been made by independent bakeries or patisseries.  Until a month ago it is not something that I had attempted to bake myself.  My first attempt wasn’t too bad, they had the brownie top, but […]

A short break in the Cotswolds

At the end of last week I had the pleasure of staying in the picturesque Cotswolds.  Over three days I spent time exploring this gorgeous part of the UK, but my main reason for visiting was to attend the wedding of a close friend.  I had chosen to stay at the Wyck Hill House Hotel & […]

Scotney Castle Kent

When I visited Kent at the end of the summer, buy last year, I made sure there was time to visit a National Trust property. Having researched the local options, I decided on Scotney Castle as it has two properties plus gardens all set in a wooded estate. We were travelling over an hour to […]