Winter Caravanning in Switzerland

Beautiful snow covered mountains, cosy log cabins; Switzerland in the winter is a magical and spectacular place. After holidaying many times in our caravan in the summer, last year we decided to take our caravan over to Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland, for the first time at Christmas. We packed all our … Continue reading

Book Review: Charles Chaplin – My Autobiography

  Born on 16 April 1889 in south London, Charles Chaplin, from a start of humble beginnings, was later to become an extremely famous and determined actor with an extraordinary talent. I decided to read Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography after watching the 1992 film Chaplin, starring Robert Downey Jr in the … Continue reading

Russian Salad

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Chilling time: 30 minutes A refreshing salad that’s colourful, tangy and tasty. Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes boiled and diced 240 g / 8 oz  precooked diced  mixed vegetables (green beans, carrots, sweetcorn) 60g / 2 oz  pickled beetroot diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper … Continue reading

Cereal Chocolate Crispies

Crunchy cereal, dry fruits & coconut all coated in a golden syrup and scrumptious chocolate. Preparation time – 20 minutes Yields 24 Ingredients: 480 grams / 16 oz of Kellogg’s special fruit and nut cereal. 30 grams /1 oz butter 60 grams / 2oz desiccated coconut or coconut flakes 120 grams … Continue reading

Spanish Chicken and Chorizo

Keifer Derrin of food blog DonkeyFodder.com shares his recipe for a favourite Spanish chicken dish flavoured with smoky chorizo. This is another of my favourite dishes that over the years has become a regular one. You can serve it with rice, bulgar wheat but I prefer cous cous. What I … Continue reading

Spicy Parathas with Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Ginger & Coriander

My last three recipes have been on Indian sweets so this week, I thought I would share with you my recipe for parathas. Most Indian food is accompanied by rice or Indian breads like chappatis, puris, naan, parathas etc.  This version of fluffy and spicy parathas is perfect with lunch … Continue reading

A Guide to Decorating Your Home After Moving to Thailand

Many expatriates consider locations like the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, and South Africa because the American dollar goes further compared to back at home. In addition, living outside of the US gives retirees, teachers, artists, former military personnel, and families the chance to travel as well as experience a different culture. … Continue reading

Malaysian Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

A refreshing sweet and sour tangy salad that is a perfect side dish to a main meal. Preparation time – 10 minutes Chilling Time -30 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cucumber, cut in half lengthways, seeds removed and sliced 1 red onion thinly diced 2 slices fresh pineapple, cubed 1 … Continue reading