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She Gathers No Moss · 1W ago

The Honesty of Gin

David Danby, cocktail barman turned gin distiller, loves gin for its honesty.  Director of Imperial Measures, David can be found at the hub of Tasting Australia, where he is introducing a ra...
She Gathers No Moss · 3W ago

A Summer Picnic on the Loire

Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! ‘Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of the old life and into the n...
She Gathers No Moss · 1M ago

Of White Port, Peacocks and Pimientos de Padrón…

‘If I were to write about the happiest days of my life, many of them would have to do with food and wine and a table full of friends.’ ~ Charles Simic, poet Luxembourg had eight hours of sun...
She Gathers No Moss · 1M ago

Under the Arches

At any time of year, my favourite slice of Luxembourg City is along the Alzette River: in autumn, as the trees drip leaves, the sky drips puddles and the river swells; in winter, when the wa...
She Gathers No Moss · 1M ago

Snapshots of Scotland

It must be thirty years since I last visited Scotland, land of lochs, Highland cattle and kilts. It was a Christmas with friends on the Isle of Skye that ended in tears when we were unceremo...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

Layers of London

I have been mooching around London this week, while the One & Only is fully occupied being busy and important in the City.  I have wandered for hours, past Monopoly board properties – Fenchu...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

Tasting the Adelaide Hills

It was a long summer in South Autralia, during which there have been so many wonderful meals with family and friends , and so many fabulous winery visits, that I would undoubtedly sound like...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

Surreal

At the flick of a boarding pass I find myself touching down in midwinter, after months of summer sunshine on the flipside of the world… No more rainbow lorikeets squabbling fiercely, garrulo...
She Gathers No Moss · 3M ago

A journey around my birthplace

“…the pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps more dependent on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to…” Alain de Botton I am currently reading a book by X...
She Gathers No Moss · 4M ago

Beaufort and Beyond

It was my last weekend in Luxembourg before flying south for the winter. I was leaving my One & Only to face alone all that bleak midwinter, at least until he joined me in Australia at Chris...