Category Archives: Food & Wine

Chocolate House by Nathalie Bonn

In the centre of the oldest part of city sits the picturesque, almost fairy tale palace of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. A stern, armed guard stands in the sentry box, upright and expressionless, occasionally stamping his feet loudly – … Continue reading

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Un Petit Peu de Paris

Paris is only two hours from Luxembourg on the rocket-fuelled TGV. And as our apartment in Luxembourg is 5 minutes walk to the station, we planned to take the train to Paris last weekend. I just really fancied walking out … Continue reading

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A Month in the Country

So we have been four weeks in Luxembourg and already the city is feeling familiar. And we have found a house. Now we just need our furniture to arrive from the Philippines, and we can start feeling properly settled. My twice-weekly French … Continue reading

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Reviewing ‘Songs on the Wind’

My first official review for ‘Songs on the Wind,’ was published in ANZA News, November 2016. What a thrill! ‘Songs on the Wind: Essays from a life with no borders, only horizons’ by Alexandra Gregori Reviewed by Diana Guild If … Continue reading

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Fig: bursting with flavour

“A great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals, dried and fresh figs have a long and illustrious history. Known for being a healthy and versatile ingredient they can add a burst of sweetness to all kinds of … Continue reading

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Oodles of Noodles at Ogawa

“I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done.” ~  Devon Werkheiser, American actor. It is two years to the day since I … Continue reading

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Of Ghosts and Ghouls and Clotted Cream

I was hardly dressed for afternoon tea in a smart country house hotel. We had been on the road since 10am and I had dressed for comfort, not style, en route to the Midlands, to deliver our younger son to … Continue reading

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Rock Paper Scissors

“Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came…” ~ Lyrics to Cheers TV show by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo On the spur of the … Continue reading

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“Go For Launch!”

Last night was a very special night, and I am still feeling somewhat euphoric. Euphoric and ecstatic, exhilarated and enchanted, thrilled and giddy and elated. I know I probably sound slightly hysterical, and usually my One & Only saves me from … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

One of my favourite British TV shows is ‘Lost in Austen,’ a miniseries based on the premise that a 21st century anti-heroine suddenly finds herself in the middle of the plot of ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ filling in for a missing … Continue reading

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