January 2016 I left Abu Dhabi and the desert for some French winter weather in Nice and then Monaco to celebrate my birthday and catch up with friends. Both of the ladies I caught up with I had worked with … Continue reading Travels from the past – Birthday trips part 3 – Nice and Monaco
A dream of mine when in Australia was to go to Paris for the weekend, now that’s impossible distance wise, you spend most of it travelling there and back. But when I moved to Abu Dhabi it was possible. So … Continue reading Travels from the past – Birthday trips part 2 – Paris
Still in lockdown, like so many people I cannot wait for the vaccine so I can travel again. Yesterday was my birthday and I couldn’t do either of the two main things I do on my birthday…I couldn’t travel and … Continue reading Travels from the past – Birthday trips Part1
In Australia there was a radio show on Sundays that had a segment called “Why I live where I Live” it was fun to hear the different stories of why people lived where they did. There was even a book … Continue reading Why I live where I live….
I had seen a photo of a beautiful painted cathedral in the snow, in researching it I discovered that it was in Almaty, that it was made entirely of wood with no metal nails etc. The second tallest wooden building … Continue reading Travels from the past – Almaty Kazakhstan
Walking around Petra, meeting the author of the book Married to a Bedouin and getting and autographed copy was exhilarating. The next day we headed to our final destination for this trip, which is the Dead Sea and some pampering. … Continue reading Travels from the past – Jordan – Dead Sea
I have been going to do this for awhile, share past trips. As travel long distance seems even further away I decided to start the series. This first article is on Jordan – specifically Petra. The next one will be … Continue reading Travels from the past – Jordan – Petra
I haven’t been anywhere (like a lot of people) for ages, so feeling the need to get away I decided to go to Trieste Italy for a long weekend. Its about 1.5 hrs bus ride away. This was my first … Continue reading Weekend escape to Trieste
On Sunday, I woke feeling better than I had in days, I had been wanting to bake Passionfruit Melting Moments for awhile, the taste of summer is Passionfruit to me. So that’s what I did, I got up and baked. … Continue reading A day of cooking
The from 12th June to 21st June was Spring Restaurant week in Slovenia. This is normally held earlier in spring but due to lock-down it was moved to the end of spring this year. I saw it as the perfect … Continue reading Restaurant Week Slovenia
A friend of mine started in April, the Quarantine cooking games, where you get 5 items each week and you get to choose what to make. This weeks ingredients – Lemon, Chicken, White Wine, Corn and Icecream. The first thing … Continue reading Basil and Grana Padano Icecream
Here in Slovenia we basically had a stay-at-home order from 14th March to 4th May when Slovenia started to slowly reopen and on 15th May the government declared that the pandemic was over, becoming the first European country to do … Continue reading What I did during the first 2 months of Stay-at-home due to COVID-19.