Suitjamas: look dapper even when sleeping!
What are Brocken Specters? Are they really ghosts? How and why do they appear? All is revealed here!
Mammatus clouds are without doubt one of the weirdest types of cloud you will ever see! They look both simultaneously beautiful (like cotton wool balls) and ominous like the sky is falling! If you see these surreal...
This is a very simple British lunch that features on practically every pub menu in the country...
Bored of just steaming or eating spinach in salads? Here's something new to try...Spinach Roulade!
I experienced massive culture shock going to India for the first time, this article is about what I found hardest there. It is a wonderful and amazing country, and so different to the West!
Clouds can be a great source of inspiration, with their changing shapes reflecting changing mood - here are some quotes inspired by clouds!
A list of websites that helped me plan my year of travel - from inspirational blogs to finding a good nights sleep!
A completely pointless debate over which country has the better breakfast.
A foreigner's perspective on what American's like to eat for Breakfast
Gambel's Quail is a ground dwelling bird, found predominantly in the South-West deserts of North America. It is surely one of the cutest birds I have ever seen, with it's rotund little body and black plumage. This...
This humble and hardy bush can be seen all over the deserts of South-West America.
Red pepper and tomato soup is very low calorie, the flavor is deep due to the roasting of the vegetables and is packed with vitamins and tasty goodness!
These beautiful mother of pearl clouds look like something from a dream or fairy tale, however they could be actively destroying the Earth's ozone layer...
These beautifully dramatic clouds look like they signify the end of the world! Have you seen them? Learn about how the Undulatus Asperatus forms and why here.
A guide to the delicious, sweet and spicy Chelsea Bun! Here you will find a recipe, learn about it's long and illustrious history and find out where the best Chelsea Buns can be found in England.
An essential and useful guide to the chip butty. Learn what it is, how to make one and sing along to the chip butty song.
What on earth is a "bacon butty"? How do you make the perfect bacon butty? These vital and important questions are discussed here...
This recipe is a twist on the traditional British dessert of Eton Mess - involving Pimms and grilled strawberries.
Coconut ice is a traditional British candy, very retro and kitsch looking - but delicious and easy to make at home!
A review of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies - a novel set in the roaring 1920's.
Learn about Lenticular clouds, how and why they form and where you may be able to spot them.
A brilliant bonkbuster!
I first read Bonjour Tristesse when I was 15 and being an angsty teenager was attracted to the title, which translates as "hello sadness". I immediately fell in love with the book and the 17 year old narrator...
Am I a bad person because I hate dogs? I don't think so.
A brilliant book for anyone interested in weather and clouds...this is my review
Facts and information about the amazing Red Kite, a fascinating British bird of prey.
A guide to the English Bluebell - what they look like, where and when to find them and how they feature in myths and folklore...
A simple explanation of what rainbows are and why we see them, as well as the different types of rainbows you can see too.
An article about the depiction of absinthe in advertising posters and paintings during the Golden Age in Paris.
Rain glorious rain! This is a guide to rainy weather; what it is, why it happens and the different types of rain that fall.
Advice and hopefully inspiration for anyone wanting to plan a career break or sabbatical in India!
A basic and simple guide to clouds. Find answers to how clouds are made, what low, high, vertical and middle clouds are and what are some of the rarest cloud formations you can see.