Ideas to entertain your kids in lockdown, make your own golf course.

  Whilst my friends who are two NHS doctors are hard at work every day, I agreed to facetime their daughters (aged 9 and 11) and lead them in multiple creative sessions, to keep them occupied whilst mum and dad are working. I’ve planned the first 5 sessions to last 3.5 hours, and one to […]

Eating round the world for 20 days in lockdown, day 7 Sweden

  If you have shopped and eaten at Ikea, you may be wondering why there is red jelly but no gravy with this recipe for Swedish meatballs, according to my research online a Swedish woman said the traditional way of eating meat balls in Sweden is without gravy, I have combined her recipe with one […]

Eating round the world for 20 days in lockdown, day 6 Greece

  Today we are eating fresh, healthy food from Greece. Sparkling sea the colour of pale sapphires, bright sunshine and the smell of tanning oil, I was 13 years old on a family holiday to the Greek island of Skiathos. Each day I had lunch from a beach café, well I say café but it […]

Eating round the world for 20 days in lockdown, day 5 Austria

  Watching the sun rise at 6am and transform the sky into a shimmer of pink and mauve. A view of snow-covered peaks in the winter, and sheltered inside a mountain cabin with a wool blanket and a warm red wine with cinnamon. Friends from Norway would describe this cosy scene as hygge. Later venturing […]

Eating round the world for 20 days in lockdown, day 4 Italy

  ‘Ciao Bella’, we’ve arrived in Italia, terrific country with passionate people, stylish fashion, wonderful soft light for painting (visit Florence) and colourful food. I’ve backpacked around Italy and lived next door to Italian’s for many years, to know them is to love them. One of my Italian neighbours had an unusual way of parking […]

Eating round the world for 20 days in lockdown #1 England – Fish & Chips

We start our round the world food journey tonight in England. But if you live in another country, start from where you live. We could choose beef, roast potatoes with Yorkshire puddings, or the country’s most popular food: curry. Instead, we’re going for the easy to cook option: fish and chips. Now to focus on […]