Don’t you just hate ….. the “C” word?


“What’s up Doc” said Sid (Buddha to everyone else), “you’re looking a bit grumpy, where’s Dr C” “Shopping and having a drink with a friend” “So? What’s up?” “Don’t you just hate ..... the “C’ word?” “What, cancer, Conservative, curry, .....? “Coffee!” The smell .....of roasting coffee beans .... smoke, acrid, bitterness! The menu ... … Continue reading Don’t you just hate ….. the “C” word?

Trees and Teas in a Medieval Forest


Stanton Park, Wiltshire ....... only 7 miles away yet never visited in our 32 years of living at the southern tip of the Cotswolds! A phone call from our daughter led to us meeting there late morning followed by a wonderful slow walk through just a small part of this medieval forest. Marked trails took … Continue reading Trees and Teas in a Medieval Forest

Why glorify the Romans but not the British?


Here is an alternative history of Rome: 1. The genocide of the Druids in Brittanicus 2. The complete annihilation of the Iceni 3. The murder of Boudicca and her family 4. Insane and barbaric rulers in Caligula and Nero 5. Propagation of a slave trade in Britain specifically and Europe generally 6. Imperial in nature … Continue reading Why glorify the Romans but not the British?

Nepal, India or China? Know your tea!


So which tea do YOU prefer? Even if it’s "Yorkshire" or "Tetleys" it has to come from somewhere and it’s most likely from one of the big three. We have experienced tutored tea tastings in Nepal and China which were just like wine tastings in France, but instead of different grapes, regions or vignerons....... it … Continue reading Nepal, India or China? Know your tea!

The Himalaya Tea Shop: #4 The alternative Kathmandu


The alternative Kathmandu  If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don't just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading The Himalaya Tea Shop: #4 The alternative Kathmandu