Sometimes you just hit the jackpot. And for once, we did with this cabin on the water’s edge on an inlet about ten miles from the centre of Stockholm. I can draw a line under last year’s shabby dark flat in the Pyrenees with the tree growing over the window where it rained all the
This triple chocolate caramel cake, is so big and so rich, that it was just right for L’s birthday. It’s four layers of sponge, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla, sandwiched together with plain chocolate ganache, milk chocolate ganache and caramel ganache and then coated with plain chocolate ganache. Phew. The candle chandelier came
It’s easy to book a self catering break in Edinburgh. Just go to Greatbase. They really do have the best properties there, from ones near the Royal Mile in the Old Town for new visitors to ones in Stockbridge and the New Town for those more familiar with the City who fancy something a bit
Whenever you book a villa online, it’s a lottery and you don’t know exactly what you getting until you arrive. The first night at Villa Carolina, I realised I had found a gem. It was the upstairs floor of a house built around ten years ago, and there were views from the terrace to the
Out of all the National Trust houses in Cornwall, Godolphin House is my favourite. It’s hidden up country lanes, and the surrounding landscape doesn’t seem to have changed since the house was first built. If you want to see inside the house, you have to be careful with your dates, as it’s only open one
There’s a cafe at the bottom of the Lizard which should be better known as the views are stunning and it doesn’t cost a fortune to eat there. You drive straight on until you can’t go any further, park and turn right along the footpath to the Lizard Lighthouse and then you come to the Polpeor Cafe.
It is absolutely not worth staying in Cornwall unless you are near the sea. In the past we have been in cottages with ‘countryside views’, but one field is pretty much like another and you could be just anywhere. We could not have been closer when we rented a cottage through the National Trust. Their properties,
This walk links up with the one I posted here to make one big loop around Orford. You can do either half or do them both together. These pictures were all taken on a hot, bright and sunny Sunday afternoon in July. The second half of this walk starts in the Market Square from where