Exploring in Halstatt

Exploring in Halstatt

‘We’ve been to Italy before,’ said my Sister, ‘I want to go somewhere new.’

And that’s how the two of us ended up taking a trip to Munich and Salzburg with day trips to Fussen and Halstatt thrown in for good measure earlier this month. We had a week of hiking, and climbing, and chatting. Of eating cake, and drinking fancy coffees, and being in a winter wonderland. It was cold when we arrived but quickly the temperature dropped and we found ourselves being tourists in minus-four degree snowy weather. As much as we wanted to hibernate the whole time we were there, we didn’t and here is my write up of travelling actively in Munich, Salzburg, Fussen, and Halstatt.

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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Science has got a lot wrong about the female sex over the years. This is often because those conducting the research are more biased than I am. While this isn’t actually all the surprising – you can’t help but extrapolate your experiences and your knowledge onto the data you are working with – the sheer volume of biased research which is held to be correct is astounding. In Inferior Angela Saini explores, deconstructs, and explains how so much misguided research has been used to write ‘truths’ about women.

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Chocolate and Orange Shortbread

Chocolate and Orange Shortbread

The rich, citrus smell from the oven, the snap of warm shortbread in my hands, a sugar-sweet flavour in my mouth…these chocolate and orange shortbreads have become a firm favourite in my home. They work so well because it’s such a classic flavour combination: like strawberries and cream, chocolate and orange just goes together. That combination of tart with the luxurious is such a winner and works so well in these shortbreads.

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Hamilton is in the West End!

Hamilton is in the West End!

I was one of those people who was counting down the days until Hamilton opened in the West End. I had been fully swept up into the hype surrounding the show and the excitement following it’s impending arrival to this side of the Atlantic. I am not a traditional West End theatre goer. Most shows are too expensive and the things I am interested in, I regularly find myself priced out of the seats I want. However with Cursed Child and this show, I spent a lot of money on good seats.

When tickets first went on sale for Hamilton, I was there ready to join the virtual queue and spend my money. Buy and spend I did…and then wait I did. The tickets I bought were for more than a year in the future. Time both went slow and fast as time is wont to and I forgot all about it. That was until other people started going and telling me all about it. And then I started getting emails from the theatre gearing me up for the amazing event.

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Kale, mushroom, peanut, and garlic salad

Kale, mushroom, peanut, and garlic salad

Over the weekend I found myself at home, hungry, with a bag of kale and not much else. I wanted something delicious to eat. Usually I reach for the spinach – it is a my go-to green food – but as I said, I had kale and the desire to do something with it. After a little rummaging I ended up with mushroom, peanuts, and garlic. I could see the beginning of a warm salad forming and couldn’t wait to start cooking.

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