Six things I’m looking forward to this Christmas


It’s December and that means one thing: I can unashamedly be excited about Christmas now. I don’t like the festive season stuffed down my throat for months on end but once we go past the first advent and hit December it’s all system go and BRING IT ON PLEASE.   What am I most looking forward to this Christmas? I’m…

Read More »

It’s all about the Crafty Egg


There’s a place in Bristol that doesn’t ask silly questions about chickens and eggs and which came first, but makes many magical meals of both.     In the heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol’s “cultural quarter”, lays the Crafty Egg (see what I did there) an independent cafe with a chilled atmosphere and some pretty amazing food.     Surrounded…

Read More »

15 reasons I love Finland


On Wednesday (06.12) Finland celebrated its 100th birthday – my Motherland has been independent for a full century and guys, that’s really awesome. We Finns are known for our somewhat lacking social skills, fecking cold winters and most notably Angry Birds but there’s so many more reasons to love the little country that gave you Nokia (among other things). I’ll…

Read More »

(Next) 7 amazing bars in Chester you have to visit


I did a post about 7 amazing bars in Chester a while ago and have had this nagging feeling I should do a follow-up on it. Because Chester has so many more than just 7 amazing watering holes. So. Many. More. y’all.   The truth still is that the vast majority of my paychecks go to hanging out in the…

Read More »

I’m all Christmassy already and I’m not even sorry


  Look, I know it’s only November and I know Christmas is still over a month away but damnit, I don’t care. Christmas lasts for only a few days so I intend to throw everything and the kitchen sink at it and extend my enjoyment of the season. I intend to be completely unapologetical about it.   Which is why…

Read More »

Drinking wine in a 13th century crypt


If there’s something better than tasting top notch wines and quirky beers in a 13th century crypt on a leisurely afternoon I don’t really want to know about it.   Well that’s not entirely true, because beating such an afternoon would take some doing so I may actually want to know about it, I just don’t think there are that many…

Read More »

Five Halloween cocktail recipes


Happy Halloween everyone! I know this year it may have fallen on a school night but that shouldn’t stop you from getting into the spirit of things and getting a few kooky cocktail sin you while the kids do their thing.   Here, have a few of my favourite recipes:     Black Devil Martini 2 oz. dark rum 1/2…

Read More »