Andy Warhol exhibition in Prague

Dead for over thirty years but I remember Warhol’s Campbell Soup and iconic Monroe prints like it was yesterday. Originally the Warhola family were from Slovakia hence the interest in Prague….they emigrated to Pittsburgh and the exhibition tells the story of the family as well as Warhol’s entry into the pop art world through to […]

Exbury Gardens – Hampshire.,

June has to be England’s ‘best month’ for showcasing gardens at their best and Exbury did not disappoint. We chose the gardens and steam train combo ticket at just over £15 and waited for the first train to take us round a twenty minute loop which can not be otherwise walked. The guard hopped off […]

Saffron

I’m always intrigued by coincidence ….until a month ago I didn’t know much about saffron only that it comes from the crocus flower……. but I read The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley which told me a lot about the Cornish saffron industry on the Roseland  Peninsula. A couple of weeks later looking for something different to cook […]

Three historic cafes in Buenos Aires

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Cafe Tortoni La Biela If I had to choose I couldn’t, each of these grand old ladies served us well in authenticity and food. Buenos Aires is an elegant city and these cafes contribute to an old fashioned slightly European charm that Buenos Aires imbues. When the feet become tired and the throat needs […]

Sleeping with Travelodge

As mentioned previously luxury can be measured in many ways. I feel having a clean comfortable bed with parking in a very popular city a luxury as limited time often means missing out on something if you are having to travel into the action from the outskirts all because the hotel (albeit luxurious) of choice is […]