• Whistle-Stop Chennai: India, the second most populous Country in the world, culturally and linguistically diverse with over 1,000 languages is both incredible and intriguing on paper.  My first brush came not through visiting but through learning Indian Classical Dance in Malaysia when I was just six years old.  My fellow students, all Indian seemed lithe,… [Continue Reading]

    An Introduction to India – Chennai
  • The Sultanate of Oman: I am a cynic at times.  Having spent much of my teenage school holidays travelling to visit my parents in Libya and Saudi Arabia I was determined not to be beguiled by the advertising slogan ‘Beauty has an address – Oman’. So, why visit Oman?  Well, of course I was curious… [Continue Reading]

    Amazing Oman
  • Cannizaro House – No Wombles but Plenty of Rabbits in Wimbledon: I’ve developed something of a taste for a London staycation.  For a start, there’s no worry about flights, passports or lost luggage.  Secondly, when you arrive you know your phone will work and you won’t get hit with an unexpected bill.  And finally there… [Continue Reading]

    Staycationing in Wimbledon – Cannizaro House
  • We Capture the Castle – Castillo del Buen Amor: When I agreed to be Catherine’s Godmother, I *think* perhaps I was a little confused about the role.  ‘Godmother’ after all must be close to ‘Fairy Godmother’, bringing with it an indisputable responsibility to make wishes come true and bring sparkle and fairy-dust into lives.  Well,… [Continue Reading]

    Playing at Princesses – Castillo del Buen Amor Villanueva, Spain
  • Walking the Walls – Avila Spain: Last year’s travels with my God Daughter took us to Barcelona.  This year a chance request to share ideas for my #BestSummerEver from Malibu resulted in a trip to play at being Princesses. Where better than along the borders of Spain and Portugal, where both countries are scattered liberally… [Continue Reading]

    Playing at Princesses – Avila, Spain #BestSummerEver


Assado Goan Fish Curry

Assado – Portuguese Goan Cuisine in Waterloo

Exploring Colonial Influences in Indian Food - Assado: While fusion cuisine is all the rage, we tend to ignore the fact that every cuisine in the … [Read More...]

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Ethos, Oxford Street – Review

Vegetables are the new Black - A Review of Ethos: Nestling behind Oxford St in chi-chi Fitzrovia sits Ethos, a  new vegetarian restaurant with a … [Read More...]

Upham Beers

The Bunk Inn – Thatcham

A Day in the Country - The Bunk Inn, Curridge, Thatcham: While it's fabulous to travel overseas, visiting places like India and Sri Lanka, sometimes … [Read More...]

The Hispaniola

The Upper Deck – Hispaniola

Dining on the Upper Deck - Autumn Menu Launch It's always fun to be invited to try a new seasonal menu.  Even more fun when the venue is the stunning … [Read More...]

Recipes (including 5:2 Diet)

Butternut Squash and Sweet potato soup with Coriander

Diet Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Diet Soup Recipe - Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato: I am not the most patient of cooks.  While I prefer to cook from scratch, I am quite … [Read More...]

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Pomegranate Cocktails

POM Wonderful Collaboration- Pomegranate Cocktails. Guest feature by Sarah James: I was set a challenge to make some cocktails using POM, and … [Read More...]

Not quite nutella

Not quite Nutella – Chocolate Nut Butter Recipe

Chocolate Nut Butter: There are things I wish I'd never tried making.  Mostly, as in this case, those things involve chocolate.  However, they … [Read More...]

Balblair Chocolate Mousse

Basic Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse - Ultimate Decadence and Unbelievable Simplicity: Easy recipes - those with one or two ingredients - are ultra hip at the moment. … [Read More...]

Froothie Soup

Celeriac and Cucumber Soup – Testing the Froothie

Celeriac and Cucumber - Raw Soup for Health: I tend to avoid smoothies.  It's partly that I like my fruit with 'bite' and partly that I have a few … [Read More...]

Events in London


2071 – Climate Change Imagined


Wild Geese Bottles

Wild Geese Rum Cocktails

Review of Wild Geese Rum is a drink that is definitely on the rise in its public perception! Traditionally us Brits would associate Rum with the … [Read More...]

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Hilton London Bridge TwoRuba Launch Party

Launch of TwoRuba Bar at Hilton London Tower Bridge Tooley Street has come a long way since I used to work there in the early 90’s.  In those days, … [Read More...]

Celest Pereira

Om Yoga Show Preview and Ticket #Giveaway

Find out more about Yoga - the relaxing way to fitness and good health: The Om Yoga show is coming to London from 24th to 26th October.  Based in … [Read More...]

Featured Posts


Sofitel Wine Days

Sofitel Wine Days at The Sofitel St James:     Sofitel are a global luxury hotel brand with style. Between September 29th and October … [Read More...]

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Chocolat Chocolat review just in time for #ChocolateWeek

Custom made chocolate bars from Chocolat Chocolat. Guest review by Sarah James: I have to admit to being a bit of a chocolate snob, whilst not … [Read More...]

Olive-It Cookery Event with Jose Pizarro

Olive-It Cooking Class with Jose Pizarro – Chicken Stew with Olives

Jose Pizarro's Olive-It Cooking Class: Regular readers of London-Unattached will know I am in the middle of moving house.  And, I've just come back … [Read More...]

Brixton Street Art

Photo Ruta Review

Photo Ruta – Brixton Tour Review Guest Post by Alex James: I was interested in doing this tour as I feel photography is closely related to my … [Read More...]


Flickr art of food-ography event at Sozai Cooking School

Flickr art of food-ography event at Sozai Cooking School As a food blogger I am always keen to improve my photography skills, So the opportunity to … [Read More...]


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#Win an Olive It Recipe Book

WIN TWO OLIVE IT! RECIPE BOOKS Since Tapas is all about sharing, we've got one for you and one for your friend! AND there's a total of 12 prizes - so everyone is in with a chance of winning! A delicious ensemble of olive marinades, tapenades and tapas, this beautiful recipe book will spark … [Read More...]

Tea Towel Giveaway 2

#Giveaway and Review – Catherine Green Designer Tea Towels

Catherine Green Designer Tea Towels Do you need something to brighten up your kitchen.  I was lucky enough to be sent one of these beautiful nature inspired Catherine Green Tea Towels to review.  Digitally  printed on heavy duty cotton drill, it's smart enough to frame and hang on the wall,with … [Read More...]

Manchester United Football Year Book

#Giveaway and Review – Personalised Football Book

Personalised Sports Books from the Historic Newspaper Company: What do you give the man who has everything for his birthday? I must admit I struggle sometimes - my youngest brother has quirky tastes and it's not always easy to think of something.   One thing I know he will always love is any kind … [Read More...]

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