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Balloon flight over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Happy New Year Guidebookers. I hope you have enjoyed your holiday break or, if you are really lucky, are… >> Read more

Filed in: A - Z Guidebook, Travel
yat lok roast goose on a plate with rice

There are millions of Hong Kong Stories. This is one of them…. Hong Kong is a well known foodies paradise. It has 61 restaurants with one Michelin star or more and most certainly the greatest concentration in the world, given the size of the city. Looking past the flashy accolades, there are the restaurants that reflect… >> Read more

Filed in: Restaurant Review, Travel

In My Kitchen… January 2017

four small bamboo teaspoons with pastel coloured handles

Well that's the first time I've written 2017 on the blog and it makes you pause for thought. This year is full of promise and excitement as I hurtle towards a milestone birthday. 'It's beginning to look a lot like 50'. As we had such a huge Exteno Unveil house party with family and friends… >> Read more

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Three women in traditional folk dress play large musical horns in Ballenberg, Switzerland

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Compliments of the season. I know that it's a busy time of year for most of you so thanks… >> Read more

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Tamari Spiced Nuts

tray of tamari spiced nuts

There's no two ways about it. It's December and the festive season is upon us. Suddenly you are going out to drinks on a Sunday afternoon, a Monday night and Wednesday lunch. It's perfectly Ok to have 45 minute coffee catch ups with long lost colleagues and eat your weight in rum balls. Routines are… >> Read more

Filed in: 3. Soups, Salads, Snacks

In The Tiffin Box X

Life is never dull. Since finishing work, I've been out and about getting up to all kinds of bite sized adventures. Here's a taste. A Choko By Any Other Name.. I posted a photo on Instagram of a box of chokos for sale at the Farmers Market on Norfolk Island. For reasons I can't fathom… >> Read more

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In My Kitchen… December 2016

So here we are, the end of another year. Quite an eventful year for me with the completion of our renovation and finishing a 28 year career in the Australian Public Service. I'm on a bit of a sabbatical at the moment - I will eventually need to go back to work but I'm in… >> Read more

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