Cabin Tour – Amadeus Silver II

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Cabin Tour Amadeus Silver II

River cruising is a very pleasant way to spend a holiday.  The video below is a tour of my cabin on the Mozart Deck of Amadeus Silver II which sailed from Budapest to Passau along the River Danube. The cabin was luxurious and beautiful, like a hotel room, no sailor’s bunks here with a small porthole!  Electric window opening the full… Read more »

Vegan Cheese – Happy Cheeze

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Most people love cheese and it’s often the hardest thing for a someone to give up when they decide to go with a healthier option, because it contains an addictive substance (casomorphins – click here for more details).  When I saw Happy Cheeze’s campaign on Kickstarter for vegan cheese, it looked exciting and worthwhile so I crowd-funded it. [You know about crowd-funding?  Someone has a great… Read more »

Hedgehog Walks To Work

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Hedgehog walks to work

Following on from my recent post, Walking to Work: can you do it?, I entered the campus recently and came across this little hedgehog person also on the daily commute.  Watch the video, it’s short and the hedgehog is so cute (if you can’t see the video, watch it on my YouTube channel). Hedgehog Occupation It made me think about the… Read more »

Ireland! On the road, in the cold.

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Ireland can be cold

A short road trip to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in March. Gloves needed!  March is a cold month in Ireland, but that didn’t stop us taking a road trip. Sadly I didn’t take too many photos but there are a few and a bit of video.  My hosts were Jan and Bruce – we all went to… Read more »

Trailer for my YouTube Channel

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Trailer for YouTube

YouTube recommends everyone has a YouTube channel trailer to give viewers a taste of what can be found there.  It’s taken me a while, but I finally got to it this weekend.  Watch it and let me know what you think. It’s not difficult to make a trailer using iMovie.  The hardest thing is deciding what content to put into… Read more »

Packing list for a River Cruise

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Packing list for a river cruise

Off on a river cruise?  Don’t believe that you have to take a different outfit for every day and another different outfit for every night.  You can wear the same thing more than once.  If you plan to mix and match, you can make many outfits. Here’s what I packed for a six-day adventure in Europe – starting with a… Read more »

Whole Earth Foods Wonder Fuel Workout

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Whole Earth Wonder Fuel Workout

Peanut Butter? Yeah! Exercise? Um, … let me think about that. Whole Earth Foods invited me to Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden to the launch of their Wonder Fuel Workouts. I’m not a great one for working out, but they lured me along with a promise of a delicious breakfast. Their peanut butter is the best, so Stephanie Davies… Read more »

Watermelon: Attack the beast

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Watermelon, cut up after attacking the beast.

Summer fruits are the best! Just had to chop this big fella up today.  Watermelon means summer to me and brings back memories of my dad and driving round to find the best price when we were buying watermelons off the back of the farmer’s truck. Watermelon is juicy No matter how you cut it, it’s going to leak everywhere…. Read more »

Selfie sticks, iPhones and dog walking

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Selfie sticks in a camera bag

In the last couple of days, I’ve transferred my blog to a new host, upgraded my iPhone and got myself a selfie stick.  It’s been a busy-and-not-much-sleep couple of days.  I decided to look into selfie sticks to take away on my next adventure and had no clue how they worked nor how much they cost. A bit of research on… Read more »

Peanut Butter Cake In A Mug

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Peanut Butter Cake in a mug

Short on time and need a quick cake fix?  I have the answer for you – a cake in a mug, cooked in the microwave.  This cake just takes a couple of minutes to prepare and one more to cook.  And it’s a Peanut Butter Cake with no added oil, no dairy or eggs.  All plant-based ingredients.  What are we… Read more »