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Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

There’s no dish that reminds me more of my childhood than porridge. This humble and much-maligned breakfast of oats, soaked and cooked in milk or water, was a winter favourite for my family growing up in Australia. While we had no ties to Scotland, where...
Our Home Away from Home in Berlin

Our Home Away from Home in Berlin

We had a distinct feeling of déjà vu when we arrived at our Berlin holiday rental in Prenslauer Berg. It was our Krakow arrival all over again. We’d just spent another ten hours on a train – the heating and electricity off for part of...
Our Home Away from Home in Kraków

Our Home Away from Home in Kraków

I have to admit that it was a hard slog up five floors of stairs to our apartment in Kraków. Perhaps it was the 6am wake-up after just a few hours sleep, combined with the 10.5-hour train ride from Vienna, but I was exhausted, I was...
Weekend Eggs: the Vienna Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Vienna Edition

Winter in Europe… heavy overcoats, crunchy snow, rosy cheeks, cute kids being pulled along on sleds by their parents, snowboarding, piping hot glühwein… and truffles. Yes, truffles. Having bought a fresh truffle at the Naschmarkt in Vienna, one of the dishes I knew I had...
European Winter Treat in Vienna: Fresh Black Winter Truffles

European Winter Treat in Vienna: Fresh Black Winter Truffles

Many years ago, when I worked in publishing in Sydney, my right-hand-man had a tempestuous relationship with his girlfriend who was head chef for one of Australia’s best known fine dining restaurateurs. Our little design department was comprised of keen foodies, even though the word...
Our Home Away from Home in Vienna

Our Home Away from Home in Vienna

Asian supermarkets, a mouth-watering gourmet market, vintage clothes shops, retro furniture stores, smoky bars, and pool halls… the 5th district location of our latest ‘home away from home’ in Vienna is about as far removed as you can get from Sacher tortes, Spanish dancing horses,...
Our Home Away From Home in Zell am See, Austria

Our Home Away From Home in Zell am See, Austria

Choosing a ski destination in Central Europe that was affordable and had reliable snow early in the season proved to be one of our trickiest decisions to make when planning our grand tour. We wanted accommodation that was right in the centre of a ‘ski village’...
Weekend Eggs: The Christmas Edition

Weekend Eggs: The Christmas Edition

When we were in a delicatessen doing some last-minute shopping here in Krakow* on Christmas Eve, before the shops shut early in the afternoon so workers could head home for Christmas dinner, Lara overheard a visiting family complaining about being unaware that everything (and we...
Our Home Away from Home in Rio de Janeiro

Our Home Away from Home in Rio de Janeiro

When HomeAway Holiday-Rentals asked us to include Rio de Janeiro on our Grantourismo itinerary and stay at this cute Ipanema apartment, we jumped at the chance. Terence had never been to Rio and I was keen to return to show him ‘my’ Rio. Movies and...