Here’s my Review of Jennifer Barclay’s Falling in Honey, about her move from England to the Greek Island of Tilos.
Canary Yellow Blossoms Stuffed, Baked and Eaten! It all started with a trip to our local farmers market where a stall holder was selling a bag of bright yellow zucchini blossoms for $2. I’d only just travelled back from Turkey, where stuffed zuchinni blossoms are a popular Meze served at the local restaurants, so with …View full post
Istanbul Travel Guide review and summary. The 4 books I bought before I visited Istanbul for the first time.View full post
Each session I’ve attended Pop Physique it’s the same — I pliè, dip and tuck until my calves quiver and collapse in defeat, and wonder if I’ll ever get the flexibility to kiss my own ankles. Maybe if I’d made a different set of decisions at 7, I’d be one step closer to dancing The Nutcracker Suite.View full post
England is synonymous with rain. It’s the reason I left. That – and the cold. Living in LA is appealing because of the sunshine – but it isn’t complete Nirvana. We do get 2 weeks of rain a year – and at the moment, we’re experiencing one of those weeks. It’s such a novelty, that …View full post
Sunday Sightseeing It’s Sunday, and I keep hearing about the fabulous markets in São Paulo. I’m tired from my flight, but I’m determined to make the most of my time here. So after a quick change of clothes, I grab my camera and head out into the great unknown. Little Japan I’ve lost count of the …View full post
One of life’s mysteries of being an Expat in America, is the fervant celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! On March 17th every year, anyone who has ever been within 500 yards of a pint glass with a Guinness logo on it - anoints themselves with Irish heritage – and jumps feet first into celebrating their Patron Saint Day. Even though . …View full post
Religious Focal Point It’s walking distance from Liberdade to the Cathedral da Se. The great thing about Cathedrals is they make great landmarks. Sao Paulo is a city full of high rises, and it’s difficult to get your bearings, but a spire is easy to spot – and when there’s two talls ones to head for, …View full post
I’ve put together a home page of all my House Sitting information. This is a good starting point if you want to see all of my House Sitting content in one place, and includes articles about our different house sitting assignments, as well as some House Sitting 101 information.View full post
You’ve copyscaped your site and found that other websites are using your content. What can you do? Link-backs: Link-backs are a great SEO tool. If somebody is using your content, you may as well get some benefit out of it: Contact the site and ask them to provide a link back to your site, and …View full post
Once again guest blogger Josh Reviews Hollywood: with his list of Special Mention & Obscure Gems. Did you watch these movies that made an impact in 2014?
Zen Life in London After spending 12 weeks on assignment in a serviced apartment in London, I got used to seeing empty shelves and drawers. It was a Zen experience to wander into my flat each night .. and not be distracted by hubs of clutter on every conceivable surface. No stacks of discarded books from …
As soon as anyone I interacted with knew I was visiting the market, they encouraged me to visit the Hocca Bar, a São Paulo tradition, which is original creator of the city’s famous codfish pastry (pastel de bacalhau) an iconic dish that’s part of São Paulo’s cultural heritage.
The Ultimate House Sitting Guide is available as an e-book and pdf from the Globetotting Girls. Global nomads who have living a nomadic lifestyle since 2010
I’ve put together a home page of all my House Sitting information. This is a good starting point if you want to see all of my House Sitting content in one place, and includes articles about our different house sitting assignments, as well as some House Sitting 101 information.
I’m trying to reduce the amount of crap I purchase. Let’s face it, around this time of year between Black Friday and the January Sales needless commercialism and excessive spending run rampant. One of the impacts of this new zen approach is the difficulty I’ve encountered while searching to find the ideal Christmas gifts for some co-workers.
Sunny Blue Rice Balls You usually have to travel to a foreign country to encounter a new dish that captures your taste buds and imagination, but yesterday I stumbled upon a narrow little hole in the wall called Sunny Blue along Venice’s Main Street. “First Omusubi Store in Southern California”, caught my attention, and at first …