Winter Warmer: Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

A recent trip to Hobart (you can read all about it here) led to the discovery of my new favourite drink. Hot apple cider. Warm, spicy and slightly tart; there’s nothing more comforting to drink on a cold winter’s night. Every night, for the 3 nights we were in Hobart, we headed down to Knoppies, a Hobart institution, to get a glass of this delicious drink. Maybe it was because I couldn’t feel my face, fingers or toes after being in the bitter Tasmanian cold but I swear it was the best beverage I had ever had.

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Review: Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

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The Vending Machine: Carpool Karaoke, Clueless the Musical and Pizza Chicken

Vending MachineThe Vending Machine dispenses tasty internet snacks to satisfy your taste for junk at the end of a long working week!

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Hot Tips for a Hobart Holiday

Hobart Holiday

Planning a trip to Hobart, Tasmania and not sure where to go/what to do? Or more importantly, where to eat? We have you covered. Hobart has a seriously great food scene and, for a small city, you can pack a lot of activities in. Here’s our hot picks to keep you fuelled and busy!

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Far From the Madding Crowd: Book to Screen

far from madding movieBefore I get too invested in this review I just want to say SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT!!! If you don’t want to know the details of the book or the movie (because you know…they are the same thing) then read no further.

Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), an independent woman who finds herself dealing with the attentions of three very different suiters. The gentle and kind Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), the rogue soldier Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge) and the mature bachelor William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).

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Review: Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

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Trailer Trash: Steve Jobs, Suffragette & Daddy’s Home

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Review: Something About You by Julie James

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Why should you read Elizabeth Gaskell?

I admit it. I love classics. Give me a man in a cravat and a top hat any day. But I know a lot of people who don’t understand my love for them, they think that all classics are boring, slow stories. Well, my friends, not all of them are…If you’re looking for your next classic or you’re interested in reading one for the first time, then look no further than a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. I have to admit, I’m slightly obsessed with her work. There’s romance a plenty, but also plenty of other drama to keep you hooked.

So here’s a quick rundown of what Mrs Gaskell has to offer and why you should pick up one of her books pronto…

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10 Things You Must Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

10 things you must eat on Oahu, Hawaii

 

If there is one thing that everyone should know about me it’s that I love food. I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t love food? But I seriously love food. The majority of my holidays revolve entirely around food. When planning my next trip away, the first thing I think of isn’t how beautiful the beach will be or what monument I will visit, it’s the food I will eat there.

Croissants in Paris, gelato in Florence, New York hot dogs, Chicago deep dish pizza, Key Lime Pie in Florida. I want it all.

So it was with slight trepidation that I planned my recent trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Having been to Fiji and Vanuatu, I’ve had previous run-ins with Polynesian food and have been left wanting. Taro, more like Ta-No.

Friends and family had regaled me with their tales of eating in Hawaii. American fast food chains serving super-sized meals seemed to be the go-to Hawaiian dining experience.

Not one to shy away from a food challenge (I run away from all other challenges life throws my way), I made it my mission to seek out the best of what Hawaii had to offer.

Here is a list of my top eats on Oahu for a truly unique Hawaiian experience:

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