Yarrow tea: Achilles’ herb

Hyde Park: Following from my fantastic experience on a foraging course earlier in July (courtesy of totallywild) , I picked some yarrow in Hyde Park and discovered it makes the most delicious tea. When picking yarrow you have to make sure you have correctly identified the plant as the flowers can look a bit like…

Park Life in edibles 

Mile End Park: I became a tad obsessed with foraging after reading “Sapiens: A brief history of mankind” (if you haven’t read it, do!). So, I booked myself on to a foraging course run by Hackney Arts and led by professional forager James Wood (from totallywild UK). It was really fantastic! What surprised me the most…

Day tripping in the Chiltern Hills

What better way to enjoy the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend than a day trip to the Chiltern Hills?   We kicked off with lunch at the Frog in Skirmett for some pub grub. Food was delicious and they also had a gluten free menu which was great as one of our party suffers from a…

Chasing sheep in the Highlands

We decided to go just about as far north as we could in the UK without getting on a boat. So, to the north west highlands geopark we went. If you’re looking for somewhere peaceful, remote and stunning,  I can’t recommend it enough. Scroll down for the pics…  TIPS Where we stayed: Inchard Gull Cottage ~ the perfect cosy getaway!…

Wine n’ Surf in SW France

If the idea of sipping a full bodied glass of deep red in a historic courtyard appeals, put St Emilion on your wish list.  You can also finish off your holiday with a trip to the beach at Cap Ferret for golden sand and surf. TIPS St Emilion  Where we stayed:  We stayed at Chateau…

Carnevale in Venice

I had always wanted to visit Venice for Carnivale, so my 30th Birthday seemed like a good opportunity. We went for 4 days which is a good amount of time to leisurely soak in the city.     TIPS Quick Tips:  Stay on the main island – most of the tourists leave after dark and you…