20 April, 2018

Earth Day - let's make a difference

The 22nd of April is Earth Day 2018. This environmental movement began in 1970, and has been been bringing conservational issues to the forefront of the minds of the public ever since. This year, they're highlighting an issue that many of us are becoming more aware of - plastic pollution. 


When I travel I spend a lot of time by the sea, and I hate to think of the effect that our plastic waste is having on our beaches, streams and landscapes. Let's do our bit to try and make a difference, whether it be ditching a plastic straw in a cocktail whilst on holiday, to refusing a plastic bag and taking your own to the shops. We all want our seas to be as clear and beautiful as the one above....every little move we make could make a big difference. 

13 April, 2018

Flashback Friday: Retro in Palm Springs

If you're a sun worshipper, then you could do worse than head to Palm Springs in Southern California. It has 360 days of sun-kissed weather and stunning scenery. It is sometimes called Hollywood's playground because of its nightlife, but is also known for the hot springs; golf courses and stylish hotels.


A few years ago, I featured a quirky party hotel with a real retro feel, so why not flashback to my original post, and read more about it here!

06 April, 2018

The best rum punch and pancakes in Barbados

If you find yourself on the beautiful island of Barbados, you must sample the delicious rum punch on the island, and Cutters Deli is the place to do it. It's a lovely little place, just ten minutes from the airport, and not far from Crane Beach - in fact they will even deliver your food to the beach if you like!


Roger and Kim Goddard created this lovely place having moved to Barbados in 1999. They knew this area needed a neighbourhood deli - a place to enjoy good food, and for friends to meet - and so Cutters was born! In case you're wondering where the name comes from, a "cutter" is the Bajan word for a sandwich made with a bread roll. 


The first time I visited Cutters I went for breakfast, and boy did it do the job - delicious pancakes with bacon, which certainly set me up for a day of wave jumping on Crane beach. 
I loved it so much, I went back for rum punch.....warning......it certainly packs a punch! 


One of their main products is Cutters Very Special Rum Punch, which you can also buy to take away, but they also serve yummy traditional Bajan hot pepper sauce...again, like the rum, this provides a lovely kick to accompany your food!


Cutters is off the beaten track, and it's definitely worth finding that beaten track because the food is incredible - from great breakfasts, to delicious mains with lovely hand carved meats from the deli. They sometimes have live music here too, which is a lovely way to while away an afternoon while enjoying delicious food, and the aforementioned rum punch of course!