Monthly Archive: August 2011

What's in your rucksack?

Posted on August 29, 2011

Camping isn’t my thing. Never has been and never will be.

Struggling to put up a tent in lashing rain, cooking measly portions of food on a primus stove, showering in a communal bathroom or, worse still, hovering over a campsite toilet.. >>> more

Anyone for pony stew?

Posted on August 24, 2011

Food shopping in Iceland is full of surprises. There are all sorts of horrors lurking in those deep freezers!

I’m not in a branch of England’s favourite frozen food emporium. I’m in Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes peninsula which is about a two.. >>> more

We're all going on a summer holiday

Posted on August 09, 2011

My favourite local restaurant is closed. So is my parliament. Why?

“The restaurant staff need to take their summer break,” I was informed when I tried to book a table for this weekend. That’s great for the staff; inconvenient for the.. >>> more

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