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She Gathers No Moss · 1d 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 · 1W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

Vines with a View

Don’t you love those rare days that drift on and on, and seem to stretch like elastic? No rush, no master plan, just endless time. This close to Christmas, such a possibility seems highly un...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

The Caledonian Inn

A wood panelled dining room. A quiet corner table by an open window. A cool evening breeze drifting in, after a molten afternoon. A glass of chilled, Limestone Coast Chardonnay. A book. A su...
She Gathers No Moss · 2M ago

Matt & Matilda

“Aussie food truly reflects the multi-cultured nature of our society and we’re all the better for it.”       ~  Matt Moran Up in the lovely, leafy Adelaide Hills is the town of Stirling, wit...
She Gathers No Moss · 3M ago

Citrus Drizzle Cake

Its mid-October and the sun is getting lazy, rising reluctantly well after eight o’clock. Yet, way down south on the toenail of Spain, there is still heat in that slothful sun. Andalucia. Ve...
She Gathers No Moss · 3M ago

Autumnal Ramblings

Trees of bronze and amber drip rusty leaves onto the forest floor. Mistletoe, like giant Christmas baubles, adorns naked branches. A rift in the forest is a window onto verdant farmland fann...