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Gluten Free Treats

Ever eaten a pizza only to have joy crushed with stomach cramps? Then you might be gluten sensitive. Gluten – the protein in wheat, barley and rye – has been waging havoc on diners for decades. For some gluten can be a serious (even life threatening) ingredient. These people have Celiac Disease: an intolerance that … Continue reading

Gdańsk

One of Europe’s best kept secrets is Gdańsk, Poland’s principle sea port. Bursting with culture and not stag-do in sight; it is literally a breath of fresh air. On a frozen February 2014 my mum and I visited my Dad (a marine engineer) as he worked in Gdańsk. We stayed in an apartment with views … Continue reading

Paris

Paris is known as the city of love; particularly apt if your love is art. In 2013 I took Parisian mini break with my mum (an ex travel lecturer) and we followed my artist twin’s recommendations of attractions. The result was a whirlwind tour of culture, cuisine and carry-on (my mum got berated for touching … Continue reading

Staycations

January is a trying time of year, with many of us facing little money or annual leave left after Christmas. Team this with seasonal hibernation and you have the perfect recipe for cabin fever. How can this slump be overcome? A staycation. A staycation can be any length of domestic holiday, from minibreak to camping … Continue reading

Budget festive fun

  Christmas is a time of joy, but shopping and parties can leave you skint before the big day. So instead of throwing money at it, why not take Noel back to its humble roots. Here are my five tips for budget festive fun.   Bake it off, I bake it off… Baking is pretty … Continue reading

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