Blustery afternoon exploring Maltby Street Market

Getting out of the house before 10am on a Saturday has been an impossible task. However, it happened on Saturday and after a short bus ride I was soon sat sipping on the freshest Kernel Pale Ale I’ve had. A decadent brunch of very delicious Prosecco and the sweet/salty delight of waffles with bacon and maple syrup. Hiding from the sudden downpour. A quick stop … Continue reading Blustery afternoon exploring Maltby Street Market

2 Weeks in the Company of Strangers

Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. – Cesare Pavese As much as I find travelling … Continue reading 2 Weeks in the Company of Strangers


  I’m in Kathmandu! I still can’t quite believe I’m here.  It’s nothing like I expected, but everything I’d hoped for. The culture shock has been a little overwhelming and the roads are just mental. No such thing as a leisurely stroll down to Durbar Square. Between avoiding cars, motorbikes, bicycles, potholes, rubbish and the occasional cow there’s hardly any time to even window shop. … Continue reading Kathman-OMG!!

Things I’ll miss about London #2 Whisky

There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky. (Scottish proverb) Beer does not taste like itself unless it is chasing a dram of neat whisky down the gullet – preferably two drams.  (Sir Compton MacKenzie writing in 1907) Whisky, the golden nectar, the water of life.  In Gaelic known as Uisge Beatha = “lively water”. Many a night … Continue reading Things I’ll miss about London #2 Whisky

Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been??

I’ve been to London to see The Queen Much has been said and written about this past weekend.  Many argued that it was a time for austerity, not lavish celebrations. Some saw it as a time for communities to come together and a much needed distraction from current hardships. I’m not one for political debate and will leave it there. This is my account of … Continue reading Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been??

MeAt Market

Brought to you by the same folk as Meat Wagon, Meat Liquor et al. Meat Market occupies the mezzanine level right at the back of Jubilee Market in Covent Garden. Finding it can be tricky, but after elbowing a few dozen tourists buying “I heart London” crap out of the way, you come to the staircase that will lead you to burger heaven. Well so I thought. Meat Market certainly … Continue reading MeAt Market