Spaghetti squash, feta and chilli risotto

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  “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” - John Lennon So on Saturday 9 February I was planning to have quadrilogie de canard for lunch at LeVaffiue, Les Get in the French Alps. But life intervened and instead, I found myself lying in agony in the snow with a broken femur beside Le Yeti […]

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Saturday Snapshots #285

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  My last ever chair lift  ride – Les Gets, France, February 2014

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Guide to skiing in Trysil, Norway

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When I announced to friends back in 2012 that I was going to be spending my Christmas skiing in Norway, their reactions could broadly classed into three camps: “You must be crazy – Christmas is too early for good snow!” “You must be crazy – there’s no daylight in Norway in December!” “You must be […]

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Saturday Snapshots #284

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  Big sky country – London docklands, August 2013

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Carrot and cumin soup and a 66 Square Feet recipe book giveaway

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There’s a wonderful Afrikaans poem called Sproeireën by DJ Opperman that starts: My nooi is in ‘n nartjie, my ouma in kaneel, daar’s iemand …. iemand in anys, daar’s ‘n vrou in elke geur! Roughly translated, this reads: “My sweetheart is in a clementine; my grandma is in cinnamon; there’s somebody… somebody in anise; there’s […]

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Churchill’s Port House review

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It’s a fickle old thing, fashion.  One minute you can’t leave the house unless you are wearing ripped jeans and leather armbands; or dungarees and a bandana; or a bubble skirt; or neon; or Doc Martens; or shoulder pads.  The next minute, you wouldn’t be caught dead in any of these.  Unless, of course, you […]

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Saturday Snapshots #283

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  Sacred Balquhidder churchyard, Scotland – December 2013

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