"Oh look! Isn't that a gorgeous sunset?!", said Paula, mistaking the glowing globe of a garden lamp for the setting sun. We were slightly delirious from our flight and taking Google's extra scenic route from Pisa airport (which took us almost 4 hours instead of 2 hours on the motorway); but we had finally arrived at our Tuscan villa! And what a villa it was! Our host, … [Read more...] about Long weekend in a Tuscan Villa… is it worth the trip?
You go into McDonald's and most people will know what to do, what to order, right? Well not always! Despite McD being a massive chain. (Heck, we even have an economic index based on one of its products, the Big Mac index.) Yet, the restaurants are laid out to make it easy for the customer to recognise the flow: order and pay, sit (or take-out), eat, tidy up after … [Read more...] about Nando’s restaurant: our first time
How to order at Nando... that's a question brings lots of people to this blog. Let's dispell uncertainty! Here we give a detailed rundown thanks to a friend. ...because as restaurant experiences go, we didn't have a very good experience on our first visit to Nando's. However, credit to Nando's they seem to have taken on our and other customers' feedback (we had direct … [Read more...] about Is Nandos a restaurant or fast food?
Just add water...The Southampton Boat Show is so much more than a flashy show of beautiful new boats- which there are plenty to see- and new gear, it is a real festival of all things water sport. In fact, this is the 50th year for the show. Happy anniversary Southampton Boat Show! As many of you know, I love sailing and we are now a sailing family. Also read: Our sailing … [Read more...] about Boating festival in Southampton
Oh no! We got the dreaded email: our homeowners are returning home. Not totally unexpected, but I was hoping to get to spend another year in this lovely home we are renting now. Instead, we embark on the dreaded journey of searching for accommodation. The housing situation in Sweden's larger cities is notoriously complicated and accommodation is to find … [Read more...] about Finding somewhere to live in Uppsala, Sweden