Travel

Compton Acres Gardens, Poole

Compton Acres Gardens, Poole

It's English Tourism Week here in the UK so I thought it would be a nice idea to have a go at being a tourist in my own neck of the woods. I have two 'homes', one in the fabulous market town of Frome in Somerset and the other floating in Poole Harbour. Our love of...

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Turning 50 and Pressing the Reset Button

Turning 50 and Pressing the Reset Button

Well Hello, how have you been? Goodness, I've missed you! For a mixture of reasons I haven't written here for the last three months and it has felt very strange. I could just leap back in with a new recipe, a sailing update or a seasonal craft but first I'm going to...

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River Cottage Christmas – A Fabulous Festive Treat!

River Cottage Christmas – A Fabulous Festive Treat!

A River Cottage Christmas in the glorious Devon countryside with Foodies100.  I love the run up to Christmas - the gathering together of friends and family, the glitter and sparkle and the flavours and scents of food to be shared, so a trip to River Cottage for a...

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Food Lovers Visit Dorset

Food Lovers Visit Dorset

Living where Somerset meets both Dorset and Wiltshire means that I am spoilt for choice with local food producers, farmer's markets and - of course - Frome's own utterly fabulous monthly Independent Market. I love knowing exactly where my food comes from, and try to...

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Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

When I told people that Mr TS and I were going on a cruise they raised their eyebrows while looking me up and down and doing that thing people do with their mouths which says ‘You?! Are you sure?!’ without any words actually coming out. So - did we enjoy it? Yes, we did and this is why!
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A Visit to River Cottage HQ

A Visit to River Cottage HQ

A visit to River Cottage HQ with Foodies100 for food styling tips, a tour of the farm and gardens and a session in the kitchen making soda bread and nasturtium butter.
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Visit Venice – Our First Time!

Visit Venice – Our First Time!

I've wanted to visit Venice for as long as I can remember so when the opportunity arose to spend a couple of days there ahead of my press trip through the Med on Island Princess*, it was too good to miss - Mr TS booked us two nights in a...

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Mudlarking on the Thames

Mudlarking on the Thames

London is such an exciting city to visit but there are so many places I 'ought' to go, exhibitions I 'must' see and things I 'have' to do that I can very quickly become overwhelmed. So when my friend Victoria suggested a walk on the beach and a spot of mudlarking...

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On Golden Cap – Walking in Dorset

On Golden Cap – Walking in Dorset

Mr TS and I reached quite a milestone this week, on 6th August we celebrated 20 years of marriage - we thought it deserved marking in a special, memory making way! Several ideas were considered and abandoned; nothing felt quite right, was too far for one day or...

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