Ella is a small town in a stunning area of Sri Lanka and well worth a visit, especially if you enjoy hiking and seeing some downright breathtaking views. As soon as we reached Ella I was struck by how many western tourists there were - there are a lot of guest houses and home stays so it's really … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Ella
Ramen is possibly my favourite thing - like - in the world (and the hubbie of course...but also ramen). You can imagine how excited I was when Ladies in Blogging invited me to learn how to make it from scratch - broth, noodles, the whole shebang - at Sozai Cooking School, a school that focuses … Continue reading Sozai cooking’scool! Learning to make perfect ramen from scratch.
About a month ago I attended #BloggersFestival organised by Scarlett London Events. It was a great event where I got to meet some lovely bloggers including Jenna from A Balanced Belly a great free-from lifestyle blog, and Clarissa from Clari Michelle. I also came away with a heavy bag of freebies! As soon as I saw this … Continue reading White chocolate and ginger cookies
For some people, when they think of Sri Lanka they immediately think of beautiful beaches, but I think of luscious green hills with clouds rolling in over the acres upon acres of tea plantations with their distinctive rows of tea bushes. The drive from Kandy to Ella along the high roads through the hill country … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Glenloch Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya
Last night was the official grand opening of Mercato Metropolitano, an Italian market in the heart of Elephant & Castle on the site of an old disused paper factory. But, this is more than just a market, and the vision they have is one of community and culture. Walking in through the gates, the yellow … Continue reading Mercato Metropolitano Grand Opening – more than just a market
If I had a favourite month it would have to be September because summer isn't quite over and some of the most delicious fresh fruit and veggies are abundant and at their best. We've been a bit busy this year to grow much ourselves, but I'm already thinking about what to start growing again. This recipe … Continue reading Caramelised figs with black tea blackberries
Our day in the bustling city of Kandy marked the start of our journey into the cooler hill country of Sri Lanka, moving away from the dry zone. It's still hot, but there's a noticeable difference. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic This grand temple in the centre of Kandy houses the relic of Gautama Buddha's … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Kandy