November 28, 2015

Dating ‘Textiquette’ – The Dos & Don’ts

Typing a message on mobile phone

    Technology is a beautiful thing that allows us to reach out and interact with people we might have never come across before, but it can also hinder our ability to start relationships with someone new when dating. Here’s a quick guide to the dos and don’ts of texting while dating – also known […]

Simple Ways To Start A New Life After You Retire

Beach in Algarve

    Do you have plans for your retirement? Many of us have different ideas of how we want our years of rest to go. Some people will seek solace and peace while others will seek adventure. Some might want to stay where they are, and others might wish to move on – perhaps to […]

11 Reasons Why I’m a Crap Friend


      Friendships come and go and there are few that will truly stand the test of time. I’ve listed some of the reasons you shouldn’t be my friend here but it needs to be said that what you see on the outside isn’t always what’s going on inside. To those who think I’m […]

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

greek yiayia

    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

teddy bear say it with bears

  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 […]