Tag Archive: Expat Adventures

Jan 16

Fiery Chili Pepper Chutney

Inspired by Jamie Oliver, but tweaked by Roving Jay Forget the Branston!  This chutney is the perfect accompaniment to any dish, and also works really well to add a fiery touch to sauces.  I added it to the salmon and spinach mixture in my savory pancakes last night, and put a dollop on my breakfast …

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Jan 05

How the world’s cities have fared since the financial crisis hit in 2007

Daily Chart in the November edition of the Economist. The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics surveyed 150 worldwide metropolitan area’s.  The Chart shows that Istanbul has achieved the highest margin for Employment and Income growth for the year. This is the cherry on the cake for the 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Dec 21

Winter Solstice

In the Northern hemisphere, tonight is the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice.   In ancient Europe, this time of year was associated with the Norse Goddess Frigga.  According to the myth, she sat weaving the future on her spinning wheel during the celebration of Yule.  Yule is taken from the Norse word Jul – meaning …

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Dec 15

A Toasted slice of NY in LA

I had an out-of-state experience yesterday. I spent 2 years living in Manhattan, and have many vivid memories of my early days there – visiting a deli to order a bagel and coffee – and being intimidated by the frenetic pace and quick fire questions of the counter staff.  The get-’em-in get-’em-out – “wadda-u-want?” approach to customer service …

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Dec 07

Colour Theory in Parliament

“Seek the strongest colour effect possible. The content is of no importance” Henri Matisse

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Dec 04

Where to go for Expat Blogs

Here’s a collection of links for a variety of Expat Blog sites. You can click on any of the Logos to be taken to the Home Page for each of these sites: Quite an extensive list of Blogs – but once you start to click into them, some haven’t been updated for a couple of …

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Dec 02

Turkish Reading List

My Turkey reading list, and I’ll post my critique of them as I plough through them

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Dec 01

Turkish Coast: Bodrum to Marmaris Review

“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”

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