Market Special: Columbia Road Flower Market, London

Every Sunday, on the edge of Shoreditch, in the East End of London, the street of Columbia Road transforms into a see of life and colour with the weekly flower market. Here, amongst the local vintage, quirky boutique shops and cafes, you can purchase some delightful fresh flowers, plants and herbs to pretty-up your place, or…

Spicing things up: ingredients for your gourmet camping feast

I love intense flavours in my food. Give me a strong coffee, a heavy red wine, a spicy curry, a smelly cheese, a smoky sauce or a floral sweet treat and you basically have my heart. Although camping can limit your ability to produce technical meals, the great thing is that you can add some…

The Coast Track, Royal National Park, New South Wales

Nestled in the world’s second oldest national park, Royal National Park, this spectacular coastline walk takes you across cliff tops, beaches, and forest. This walk is perfect if you’re keen to try some multi-day hiking over two days- and it will give you time to stop for some whale watching or swim in one of…

‘Cheap and Easy’: Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is so easy to make and you can make it all in one saucepan- fantastic for camping!. I love making mine with mushrooms but you can swap for other delicious vegetables such as beetroot, peas or pumpkin.

‘Cheap and Easy’: Strawberry Pancakes

Pancakes are such an easy recipe and very affordable too- you only need basic ingredients. I’ve used strawberries in this batch (we got these from The Big Strawberry farm when we were on a road trip). The fantastic thing about strawberries in Australia is that you should be able buy them 12 months of the…

Mount Kinabalu Summit, Sabah, Malaysia

The Mount Kinabalu Summit trail was one of the hardest hikes that I have ever done. Admittedly, completing it in one day was tough because you ascend more than 2200m in a day (and then have the steep steps to descend). I gave my hiking pole to a Canadian guy who had twisted his ankle on the…

Simply smooth: Simple smoothie recipes to start your day

Smoothies are a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.  By using frozen fruits, you can make into a creamy  and fresh smoothie bowl and tailor to the flavours you like. A good formula for making up smoothies is: 1 .5 cups fruit  (ideally frozen, but you can also include a combination with fresh and dried)…

The Big Strawberry, Koonoomoo, Victoria

Australians love ‘big’ things: the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple, the Big Merino… One to visit is the lesser known Big Strawberry close to the Victorian-New South Wales border. One to head to if you like berry, berry delicious things…

Blueberry and Pistachio Overnight Oats

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…I love oats. They really are a revelation and so accessible and cheap for most people. You can make them fancy with this easy overnight oats recipe which packs a punch with protein, fibre and long-lasting carbohydrates. A great start to the day.