Seeing in the New Year Saigon Style

New Year Saigon

Saigon Street – photo credit www.vietnamtourism.org.vn

In 2011 we were in Ho Chi Minh City for New Year and celebrated Saigon style.  We loved it so much we’re going back to do it all over again this year!  You can read about our first experience of New Year in South East Asia here


Review: Tregenna Castle Resort, St Ives

Review: Tregenna Castle Resort, St Ives

Tregenna Castle Resort is set high on a hill with stunning views over the tiny fishing harbour of St Ives. The grade II listed building is imposing with its castellated roof, turrets and granite walls but the welcome we got as we checked-in couldn’t have been warmer.

The Tower of London Poppies

The Tower of London Poppies

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the art installation at The Tower of London, will be completed on 11th November when the last of the poppies are set in place. The poppy installation, by Paul Cummins, commemorates the centenary of the start of the First World War in 1914.

St Ives, Cornwall – Beaches, Boats and The Old Green Door

St Ives, Cornwall – Beaches, Boats and The Old Green Door

St Ives is a captivating Cornish town built around a small crescent harbour with more than its fair share of beautiful beaches. Colourful fishing boats bob in the bay and fishermen unload their catches onto the quay. Tate St Ives overlooks Porthmeor Beach and a multitude of galleries display art and artisan crafts. Quaint fishermen’s cottages, pubs and restaurants are just a cobbled saunter from the granite quayside.

Recipe for Blackberry Vodka

Recipe for Blackberry Vodka

There’s nothing better than the rosy glow a couple of shots of blackberry vodka impart on a crisp winter’s evening and the dark ruby colour makes it a perfect Christmassy tipple. Here’s my recipe for a delicious Blackberry Vodka.

Italian Coffee Culture

Italian Coffee Culture

Coffee culture is an essential part of Italian life, akin to an art-form and nigh on a religion. There’s a myriad of coffees on the menu from Espresso to Caffé Shakerato – then there’s the two, three or four different ways they’re served. Coffee is a serious past-time in Italy and comes with its own etiquettes and customs. Let’s get to grips with the ground rules…

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There’s nothing better than the rosy glow a couple of shots of blackberry vodka impart on a crisp winter’s evening and the dark ruby colour makes it a perfect Christmassy tipple. Here’s my recipe for a delicious Blackberry Vodka.

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Coffee culture is an essential part of Italian life, akin to an art-form and nigh on a religion. There’s a myriad of coffees on the menu from Espresso to Caffé Shakerato – then there’s the two, three or four different ways they’re served. Coffee is a serious past-time in Italy and comes with its own etiquettes and customs. Let’s get to grips with the ground rules…

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