“The views were immensely wide. Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom, and unequalled nobility.” ― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa Tracker Joy was perched in his spotter’s seat, fixed … Continue reading #18 On Safari: Up close and personal with South Africa’s wild animals
“One thing to remember on the Eiger, never look up, or you may need a plastic surgeon.” Don Whillans, climber and mountaineer Few countries can be as purely picturesque as … Continue reading #17 Switzerland: Land of lakes and mountains
In my silent valleys Rye bows to the roads Jasmine glows in its own love there, The sun pouring mellow, With a white blossom of clouds The sky bends under … Continue reading #16: Winter city break in Riga, Latvia: Cross-country skiing and balsam liqueur
“To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” Tenzing Norgay The Twin Otter’s conical nose tilted upward, its propellors whirred like giant bees and then we were surging … Continue reading #15 The Nepalese Himalayas: How to get a natural high
This series of short posts in cake started with a homemade cake so I thought it was fitting to finish with my homemade Christmas muffins. This a fantastic Nigella recipe … Continue reading The Twelve Cakes of Christmas – Day 12
Another birthday cake today, for my lovely sister Carolyn. Eaten in the midst of party food, cocktails and highly competitive family games!
We have arrived in Somerset for a family Christmas – and there are cakes and sweet things everywhere! I had a slice of fruit cake earlier and having just got … Continue reading The Twelve Cakes of Christmas – Day 10