Czecheap Challenge – The VW Polo of Your Dreams

… or nightmares. Depending on how positive/negative youÂ’re feeling. When my friend Liz said she was selling her (t)rusty old car because she needed the money to have a donkey gelded (boy bits removed), it seemed totally appropriate to buy it. She thinks its going on a magical journey, and she’s right! Although it was winter and … Continue reading Czecheap Challenge – The VW Polo of Your Dreams

Cream Tea & Charity – Simple Ways to do Something Good for Others

I was going to tell you about this sooner… National Cream Tea Day. This year it happened to fall on the 24th June, which would have been great, but the EU Referendum vote for Brexit made my heart sink, and tea and cake just seemed so frivolous. A little package arrived, put together by volunteers … Continue reading Cream Tea & Charity – Simple Ways to do Something Good for Others

Judging Italian Food at the Bellavita Awards (Show Me The Cheese)

When somebody says ‘Italian food’ I think of simple, fresh, flavourful dishes, quality produce and traditional recipes. I’ve been disappointed many times by crappy pasta and metallic tomato sauce, served to me in so-called ‘Italian restaurants’ by men with moustaches and fake accents. I do have some really strong memories of Italian dining, but not … Continue reading Judging Italian Food at the Bellavita Awards (Show Me The Cheese)

A Glasgow Weekend – Architecture, Irn Bru & Ashleigh’s Birthday Surprise (2/2)

I’d been organised enough to get us a lunch reservation at Hutchesons, a beautiful venue in the Merchant City district of Glasgow, but nothing else, so we had plenty of time to explore Glasgow’s centre. We went straight into Costa’s for… an Irn Bru. Then we went into a sweet shop where we were offered Irn Bru … Continue reading A Glasgow Weekend – Architecture, Irn Bru & Ashleigh’s Birthday Surprise (2/2)