October 4, 2015

Why Growing Up Mediterranean Meant I Was Destined to be a Foodie

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    I was born to a Turkish mother and a Greek father which meant one thing was certain to be in my destiny. Not just the need for sunshine, a short Mediterranean temper and a loud conversational tone that always makes you seem like you are angry and having a go at whoever it […]

When Paddy Met Gennaro

Paddy and Gennaro

  Mike takes over today’s blog as he describes the day Paddy finally met his hero. We hope you enjoy it! Regular readers will know of Paddy’s interest in cooking. He might only be eight-years-old but this is the child who can make his own pasta and can even gut a fish before making a […]

The importance of teddy bears

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  Soft toys are abundant in childhood. While little ones may have quite a collection of furry friends, there’s always one teddy that occupies a special place in their heart and will stick with them throughout their lives. As a child matures into adulthood, many remain attached to their favourite and the very thought of […]

What are British philanthropists doing for charity?

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    At its core, philanthropy is the act of donating towards causes that promote the welfare of others. These donations primarily come from corporations, charitable foundations and high net worth individuals. For the haves, helping others is a way of giving back to the society that fostered their growth. While the UK stands head […]

We ALL want to keep our children safe


  All of us. Everywhere. So trust me, immigrants aren’t ‘flooding the country’ to get £40-odd of benefits. Considering the whole world’s population can fit in an area the size of Wales and the numbers at Calais are nothing but a drop in the ocean it’s time to get off this scare-mongering propaganda. There are […]

10 Wedding Traditions from Around the World

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  Last week Mike and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. ‘Celebrated’ is putting it very loosely indeed. What actually happened is that Mike came downstairs in the morning and wished me a ‘Happy Anniversary’, and I promptly burst into tears. Then we spent the day as we do any other until the evening when […]