Game of Thrones: To Snow or Not To Snow

Kit Harington loves to rain on my parade. After months of silence, sightings in Belfast and the Season 6 shoot, he still says he’s dead. Jon Snow is dead, gone to the dawgs, kicked the bucket. This is what he said on a morning show a couple of days ago. I’ve scooted over to the…

Game of Thrones: 5 Predictions

For the first time, GRR Martin book readers find themselves at an unprecedented disadvantage. They share the same “You Know Nothing” boat with humble mortals who only watch the TV show. The author, show runners, cast and crew are in the know. But they’re not telling. The rest of us are wandering around in the…

Three Idiots and A Funeral

I am not a bad person, I just have a warped sense of humour. If you’re anything like me you always laugh when disaster strikes, and tragedy turns into hilarity. Burying my parents was hilarious. I was about nineteen when Dad passed away, lost my Mum at twenty one. Funeral #1 I had no money…

Santorini Sunrise Sunset

I See Magic Every Day. I live on a beautiful island in a beautiful country. No season is the same, no sunset is the same and everywhere you go it looks different. Colours change – Springtime Pastel, Summer Gold, Autumn Fantasy. Winter is darker, more sombre – Curl up on your sofa with a hot chocolate time of year, another…

The Best Christmas Turkey

The best Christmas Turkey I ever made was from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Turkey can get dry, so you have to cook it just right. Finding a decent turkey in Santorini is mission impossible. I needed one big enough to feed 10 to 12 people, but it had to fit in my oven. Jamie…

Christmas Kids

This is me and my bro. I think I was about five, maybe six. We loved Christmas – it was so exciting, right? Getting our advent calendars all sparkly and bright, opening the little windows each day. It was great. And then the night before Christmas finally came. Christmas Eve was magical. Mum used to…

Furry Little Monsters

Cats spend half their lives sleeping. Eating and sleeping – sleeping and eating. Sometimes snoring. Twitching. Scratching. Mostly sleeping. God forbid they get off their arses and actually do something. Like cooking. All these little monsters, AKA Convention of Furry Buggers, are mine. And they run me ragged. As soon as I let them in,…

Virunga, Land of Gorillas, Heartbreak and Heroes

Breathtaking, devastating, a tale of immense courage against all odds, Virunga the Movie is the true story of a small group of brave people fighting until this day to keep the last mountain gorillas, and the park, alive. A World Heritage Site, Congo’s Virunga National Park is surrounded on all sides by a corrupt Congolese…