Apple Affair 2015

So, with China only a few weeks away it was time to do something to fill in the time. After the enjoyment of the Chilli Fiesta in August we signed up quickly for the Apple Affair at West Dean. We had high hopes of a day filled with apples and fun just like the Chilli Fiesta and it was fun and a nice day (read couple of hours) out but…..I wasn’t blown away. They could have taken it much further,… View Post

River Cottage Summer Fair & Golden Cap

We are slightly River Cottage crazy and have now been to two events at the farm, brought 8 out of 15 handbooks, own 5 of his cookbooks and have watched nearly every episode of the shows. Slightly obsessed I know but nonetheless great experiences (and with Raspberry Vodka currently being made in a jar in the cupboard you can’t go wrong!) We booked to attend the Summer Fair back in June after missing the Spring Fair. Tickets were cheap and… View Post

Chilli Fiesta 2015

Sorry for the delay – our internet is back! (YAY) Here’s the run down…I think the pictures do it more justice though. The West Dean Chilli Fiesta is a festival held once a year on the grounds of the West Dean College. It was the festival’s 20th anniversary this year so all the stops were pulled out, from chilli throwing competitions to cookery demonstrations and live music. It was a bright sunny day (read HOT) and we drove over to… View Post

Lovely lunch time in Chichester

Junipalooza 2015

Another quick break from our Uzbekistan series for some gin!!!! The Gin Foundry ran its second successful gin festival – Junipalooza at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, London. Our love of gin is fairly recent but I think it’s safe to say we are a little addicted. In essence Junipalooza is a coming together of gin companies (dare I say small batch/craft companies) and gin lovers who are very willing to sample their wares. We made our way round the stalls sampling… View Post