We make no secret of the fact that we love visiting the Netherlands. And one of our most favourite cities is Delft – the city where Vermeer lived and painted and which also specialises in splendid blue and white tiles and pottery – Royal Delft. Delft is a charming city dating back to about 1075 […]
For years Anna Hyman had known that Maastricht and Limburg in the Netherlands were renowned for food and culinary flair – as well as being famous amongst other things for its eponymous 1992 treaty and the introduction of the Euro, along with several famous sons including Andre Rieu and van Eyck, but had she realised […]
In spite of all her protests friends of Anna Hyman still maintain that her visit to the Nord-Pas- de -Calais region of France to learn more about brewing was actually one glorified pub crawl! There used to be scores of small local breweries in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France but with the decline of […]
A river cruise is the perfect way to relax as Anna Hyman discovered. What’s not to like -cruising along beautiful rivers at a gentle pace, mooring at quaint riverside wine towns and villages, and on board ship fabulous food and a great crew. We were standing in the Pfaiz Historical Museum in Speyer gazing somewhat […]
Some of the best meals we have ever eaten have been in Belgium. Apart from it being a delightful country to explore, it is also a great destination for food lovers.
The pretty Channel Island of Guernsey, with its lovely beaches, country lanes, association with Victor Hugo and fascinating history proved to be a great choice as a short break destination for Anna Hyman and Joan Brown. Why, I wanted to know, was the splendid St Peter Port hotel where Joan and I had stayed whilst […]