The Lygon Arms, Broadway, The Cotswolds

After Christmas, James and I escaped family madness with a little trip for two. Without needing to ask each other, we knew any hotel for us needed a good spa – James & I are partial to a spa trip. On the advice of friends, we researched spa hotels in the Cotswolds, somewhere neither of us…

Snow Day in Scotland

I’m always dreaming of a snowy Christmas, well Christmas in general but especially when it snows. This year, the snow arrived in Scotland shortly after the big day. My family, the dogs and I drove out to Penicuik House in the Scottish borders for a long walk. I also thought it would be prime opportunity…

Terry 2.0

In my opinion, Christmas truly is the most magical time of year. I love every little damn thing about Christmas, every mince pie, every brussels sprout, every decoration, every tradition and every carol, I even love the slight haze of exhaustion slash enthusiasm I find myself balancing throughout December. Most importantly of course, I enjoy spending…

Our First Turkey

As a couple, we decided the time was right to tackle cooking a Turkey with all the trimmings for our friends – after all we’ve built an Ikea bed together without argument – how tough can a Turkey roast dinner be. Last weekend in Brussels, we hosted, what’s becoming an annual Christmas party for our expat…

Day Tripping to Ghent

Shocked to discover that I have not written about visiting this wonderful city yet, especially as it’s become a regular Sunday trip for James & I when we have visitors, thanks to its proximity to Brussels – about 50 minutes by car, or 30 minutes by Train. Easy Peasy. Similar to Bruges, Ghent is a port…

Day Tripping to Bruges

With James & I living long distance again and for the foreseeable future, I find myself regularly defending our decisions and circumstances. It’s as tiring as the travelling. We’ve chosen this way of living together for the now and for our future. When I arrive in Brussels on a Friday, I know how lucky I…

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

What better way to start a weekend day with your friends or loved one than enjoying brunch, whether that’s popping down to an old favourite or cooking at home (check out my Brunch in Bruxelles Blog series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6) Last weekend, I wasn’t sure what I fancied for breakfast, but I…

Autumn in Bruxelles

It’s finally arrived, my most favourite season. Early Autumn in Brussels is perfect, there is a crisp yet sunny chill in the air and it’s just a few weeks before the anticipated rain arrives. As with every weekend, James & I take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy our City Here are some of my…

Brighton Pier Afternoon Tea

I think it’s probably very clear from this blog that I’m a “go” girl. James & I spend Saturdays & Sundays at the coast, skiing, visiting the zoo, and always eating. We love to plan our weekends in advance, it’s something to look forward too It all started when James moved to Vienna and expat life encouraged…

Dinner at The Delaunay

Can a restaurant be a lucky charm? I’m not sure but that is how I feel about The Delaunay in London It started a few years ago when I was going through a pretty rigorous interview process, The Delaunay was very close to the office and The Counter at The Delaunay became my pre-interview stop…

Lunch in Honfleur

Earlier this year, I wrote about making the most of a long car journey, clearly my parents got the memo. Recently we organised a jam-packed weekend visiting family in France, which involved a lot of driving Starting on the Friday evening, my parents & I drove to the Eurotunnel, snacked on sushi of course, and…

Climbing in Corsica

One of my favourite things to do in Corsica is to go hiking, especially when their is a natural pond or lake to swim in at the end Each year we either visit old favourites or explore somewhere new This year, my cousin took James & I to Corte to climb to Lac de Melu,…