I’m really craving a holiday, despite spending the first four months of this year travelling around Australia, Malaysia and Singapore (I can’t help it! I’ve been well and truly bitten by the travel bug!). Since getting home in April it’s been pretty full on with work and house sitting so…

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We’ve been housesitting for the last three weeks in Bath. We just loved it there, a wonderful place full of history and beauty. With two Great Danes and a beautiful home to look after it really was a treat. We’re back in Bristol now and settled into a place for…

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As some of you will know, Dave and I have no fixed abode. We house sit, moving around Bristol and Bath looking after peoples pets whilst they are away. We’ve been doing this since September last year, including during our travels and since we came home in April. If you…

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A few weeks back, I spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon with friends, eating my way through an Indian style afternoon tea. We were at Harts Bakery hidden in the arches beneath Temple Meads station but it wasn’t Harts doing the cooking, it was Vela – a new pop up created…

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Back at the start of September, I went to Abergavenny Food Festival with my friend Karis (But First We Eat). We had a great time wandering the streets and exploring all the different parts of the festival across the town. One of my favourite parts of the day was the…

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The Yarra Valley wine region is a stunningly beautiful area just outside of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. It’s not one I’d really heard of before and it’s relatively new on the Aussie ‘wine’ front. 40 years ago there was just a hand full of vineyards in the area. Now, there…

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I want to talk about food wastage. The figures on how much food we waste here in the UK are quite frankly disgusting. An article published by the Guardian in January quoted $13 billion worth of food is binned here each year and of that, an estimated 4.4million tonnes of it was avoidable…

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You’ll find hawker centres all over Malaysia, some of them well organised – undercover with seating, toilets and bins. Some of them less so,  a collection of stalls at one end of a busy road. In Penang, New Lane hawker centre is well known. It appears on most tourist websites…

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