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Wine: Our Southern Italian Adventure

Wine: Our Southern Italian Adventure

We’re back almost two months now. Back from our Honeymoon, touring around Southern Italy from Campania to Puglia and back again. We had a great time, even if there were some interesting moments while driving. That’s all for another post however, this post is very […]

Observations from a Weekend in London

Observations from a Weekend in London

London Last weekend, we took the short hop over to London to attend Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick House and Gardens. We stayed with good friends’ Aoife and Ben in Hackney and had a lovely weekend eating great food, drinking wine, chatting and […]

Review: La Dispensa di Aquatio, Matera, Italy

Review: La Dispensa di Aquatio, Matera, Italy

La Dispensa di Aquatio We aren’t long back from our honeymoon. For this trip, we decided that instead of going to one place, we would rent a car and have a little Southern Italian adventure. We started in Naples airport, making our way across to […]

Tenerife – April 2018

Tenerife – April 2018

Tenerife We do it every year. Just after Easter we head off as a family for a few days. In a time of busy lives, foster siblings and numerous other distractions, it’s nice to get away for a few days with the family. This year […]

Tenerife – Restaurant Recommendations

Tenerife – Restaurant Recommendations

Tenerife Restaurant Recommendations During our recent holiday in Tenerife (blog post here), it would be fair to say we ate like royalty. Restaurants are exceptionally reasonable and, barring the odd mediocre meal, pretty good quality. Here are three of my favourites: Sal Negra, Los Cristianos […]

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

L’Ostrica Ubriaca It’s our first evening in Lecce. Having just completed a ten hour journey, we’re tired and in no mood to walk into the city. Luckily our host, Stefania has recommended a few restaurants, one of which is just around the corner. After a […]

Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Ali and I have visited lots of Italian cities in the middle and north of the country over the past few years (Rome, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Turin), so we felt it was time to explore the southern regions! Originally I was researching a holiday in […]

Florence & Bologna – April 2016

Florence & Bologna – April 2016

I’ve always felt a certain affinity to Italy. I’m not sure why or how this connection started, we never travelled there on holidays or have any Italian blood in the family. Despite this, I switched my football allegiance from Man Utd to Juventus before my […]

Turin 2015

Turin 2015

Torino, home to my beloved Juventus. Going to Italy in August is a always a dangerous game. You can be guaranteed good weather (well, mostly) but because of this you can also be guaranteed that a fair few shops, cafes and restaurants will be closed. […]

Galway August 2015

Galway August 2015

Galway August 2015 I’m a little behind on my blogging at the minute and now, as I sit in Marco’s apartment in Turin, I’m reminded of our trip to Galway a couple of weeks ago. Why does an industrial city in northern Italy remind me of Galway? It’s […]