This week I went back to Iraq to deliver a training. I went to a different part of Iraq this time, and area called Dahuk (or also sometimes spelled Dohuk, or Duhok, as Arabic letters don’t always translate well into … Continue reading →
Another unexpected work trip cropped up. We were all due to head off to Washington in February for a training course, but then had to change all our plans, as despite all of us having valid business visas for the … Continue reading →
This year a few things have happened to me in relation to food, resulting in some new experiments in the kitchen.
The first thing is that my palate appears to have suddenly matured, and I discovered that after 35 years of hating blue cheese, suddenly my tastebuds think it’s pretty much the best thing ever. Weird, but also delicious.
Secondly, my appreciation for red wine has suddenly soared, leaving me keen to try and taste lots of new and different red wines, in order to learn what I like (previously my only knowledge on the subject was that I liked Rioja, and all other red wines were a bit “meh”, But this is no longer the case! I also now have a fabulous book on wines which is helping me to learn and navigate the differences.
Well it’s been a while since my last – doesn’t time fly when you’re busy?
In the build up to the festive season I had a wonderful weekend using up my birthday present – a gin-tasting voucher for a posh hotel bar in Woodstock (the cucumber and watermelon tonic was INCREDIBLE).