As much as possible I love to grow my own food, that which I do not manage to grow myself I like to at least source from local producers. This leaves me eating fresh fruit and veggies grown within my local climatic conditions. So when I take a trip I always delight in the different […]Read More Tropical Fruit on the Branch
Let me qualify the title of this post, or perhaps just add “in moderation”! I don’t love it when it rains for days on end, when the sky is battleship grey and everything is damp, in that sense I am the same as most other people. However, every now and then, I do so love a […]Read More Why I Love Rain
I had a memory today that took me back to a trip I made to Israel when I was 19. I had gone to work for the summer with only £100 and a non-changeable airline ticket that was set for 3 months. I found work on a holiday camp in the north of the country […]Read More The Healing Power of Nature
My love of the wild and of nature goes beyond medicinal plants and unspoilt landscapes, it goes skywards! Since viewing a total solar eclipse on 24th October 1995 from an abandoned village in Rajasthan, Northern India, I have been hooked. I have chased the shadow far and wide, a chase that has taken me to […]Read More Viewing 2015 Solar Eclipse ~ Safely!
I mentioned in my previous post that I recently spent 36 hours in Bangkok, capital city of Thailand. The translation of the Thai name for the city (which is a huge long unpronounceable to foreigners word) is “City of Angels”, and yes I believe it is (not forgetting that there are both light and dark […]Read More Bangkok: City of Medicine
I had a pretty hectic December. I spent the first 17 days in Asia visiting my husband who has been working out there since late October and is not due home until the end of January. We moved a lot through rural Cambodia taking in the sights, the sounds, the smells. I love Cambodia, I […]Read More Enforced New Years Retreat!
I am a firm believer that what we eat directly affects our health, and so when I have the opportunity to eat a wide variety of fresh fruits I go for it. I am a massive fan of tropical fruits so imagine my joy when I recently visited a market in Cambodia and within the […]Read More Cambodia’s Wealth of Fruit