Danielle and Me with our bread baking

Baking Bread with Danielle Ellis from Severn Bites

I have made bread before….. okay I have used a packet mix and it was passable, but it did not inspire me to make more. Danielle Ellis from Severn Bites challenged me to learn how to make bread from scratch and as she is a professionally trained bread baker, who better to teach me? Armed…

Chocolate in Belgium

75 days without Chocolate, how will I survive?

Like most people, I am rather partial to a bit of chocolate. I am not a chocolate snob, I will eat most brands, though my particular favourites are Galaxy, Dairy Milk Twirls or Fruit and Nut, After Eights, Nestle Peanut Butterfingers Mini Cups, Ferrero Rocher, the occasional square of Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Dark Chocolate……..

Feed a Child Maun

Feed a Child, giving nutrition to underprivileged children in Maun

One of the beauties of Housesitting is that you get to live in a place and integrate into the community, making new friends and joining in on events, but also the opportunity to give back. During our recent month in Botswana, a chance meeting with Theresa and Lorraine, two of the helpers at Feed a…

Top Twelve Tips for the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal – top 12 tips to make your visit awesome!

The Taj Mahal is on most people’s travel bucket list. The iconic testament to love, it was built in the 17th Century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The stunning intricately carved white marble monument rightly deserves its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As…

Diamonds in the Sky by Stephen James O'Meara

Diamonds in the Sky – April 2018 – Non Fiction Book of the Month

I did have another book lined up for April, but when I heard that Steve had just published his Diamonds in the Sky Kindle book about stargazing in Botswana, it seemed like the perfect book of the month. We are going on safari and will have 6 nights of skies free of light pollution, so…

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101 in 1001 Days Challenge

 101 in 1001 Days Challenge By LarchMarch 24, 2018 Having read a post on The OMG Diaries blog, where Sophie complied a list of 101 challenges that she wanted to complete in 1001 days, I have been inspired write my own 101 Challenge. It is like a mini bucket list with a timeframe! Like Sophie, I…