Category Archives: Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers

Assisted bathing

The Turkish bath or Hamam is, according to many, a must for a visit to Turkey. I investigated a couple in the Old City area while we were staying in Istanbul but most of the reviews I found about them … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New year, new place, old friends

I subscribe to a couple of blogs. One of these sent me a New Year—New Beginnings themed blog a couple of days ago and invited to reflect on how I had used the first few days of the new year … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Romanus eunt domus

My first impression of Rome was perhaps not the most favourable. We caught a shuttle to the Termini main station and walked, from there, to our accommodation off of Piazza Vittorio. Within five minutes of disembarking, I had seen three … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s pronounced ‘How-da’

With not even a full day booked in Amsterdam, I thought our visit would consist of a visit to the Anne Frank Museum, a general admire of the canals and a little bit of vague, unguided sightseeing ie. we would … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Alice, Jack and rotten grapes

So this is a blasphemy of sorts for me, but I may have been more excited about lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck than I was about meeting  the real Father Christmas in the Arctic Circle. It was a … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

All my spelt and umbles

In my humble opinion, London is one of the most underrated cities. I think people like to criticise it because it is easy to sound like a discerning world traveller if you are of the opinion that London is ‘so … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Father Christmas & CrossFit

So this blog includes two of my favourite things; Father Christmas and CrossFit. Santa, I know him! You may not know it but you can visit the real Father Christmas. He lives in Santa Claus Village, a couple of kilometres … Continue reading

Posted in Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment