Corral Del Ray Seville

Seville…Southern Spain’s piping-hot city. Often quite literally. Endless tapas restaurants and wine bars, epic architecture both old and new, shopping, great sights and sunshine. We arrived in Seville by bus from Faro which took a few hours and was a pretty simple, stress-free trip across the Portuguese – Spanish…

Portugal travel guide

Our 12 night journey through Portugual began in Lisbon and ended on a bus crossing the border into Spain where the travels continued. Here is a round up of the best places we slept, ate & saw, as well as the places we didn’t have the pleasure of visiting but were…

Vilacampina

The Algarve is a popular and well-known stretch of coast that is a favourite European beach escape for many. There are the pristine greens for golf lovers, swanky hotels and shops for luxury resort seekers and for those looking for routes less trodden, there are beautiful hidden bays, sardine grilling-shacks and small,…

Recipease

A couple of weeks back the lovely team at Jamie Oliver’s Recipease kindly invited me to join them for a lesson pasta making hosted by a very special teacher… Recipease are a bunch of cosy little learning hubs offering cooking lessons from bread making to knife skills, Vietnamese street food through to…

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Drive 2 hours south of Lisbon, exit the IP2 motorway and after 1km of cruising the vast open road you will reach Herdade da Malhadinha Nova. Two white buildings with bright blue shutters sit on a long dusty driveway; the first, a family home to the best wine producers…

Bermondsey Street Festival 2014

This Saturday 20th September 2014 the annual Bermondsey Street Festival will be in full swing just behind London Bridge Station. My favourite London street will be pedestrianised and lined with artists, designers and lots of smashing local food. Live music will serenade the day and will be the soundtrack to the pugs…

Areias do seixo

Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel is a dreamlike eco retreat on the coast of the quiet Santa Cruz North East of Lisbon. If you are driving from Lisbon avoid the toll roads and take the scenic, winding N8 for about one hour until you reach Sana Cruz on the northern coast…

36 HOURS IN LISBON

Lisbon sits on Portugal’s central western peninsula South of Porto and North of the Algarve and is made up of knots of winding, steep cobbled streets smothered in pattered tiles. The capital city is renowned for it’s seafood and custard tarts and with an exciting gastronomic scene is a…