Food, Days Out and Travel stories from Brighton, London and the Rest of the World


Travel - A Room WithOut a View in Florence

I was channelling Charlotte Bartlett the moment we reached our room at the Grand Hotel Baglioni in Florence.

where to stay in Florence, photo by modern bric a brac


Days Away - Medieval family fun at Herstmonceux Castle

England's Medieval Festival - taking place this August Bank Holiday from Friday 26th August to Monday 29th August 2016 at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex

Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle



Foodie Friday - All About the Biryani at Azaro

There's a lot to say about my latest Indian Restaurant find. An innovative female chef, a menu of signature dishes from across India and gluten free credentials. Azaro is rocking the Indian dining scene and here's why.

Foodie Friday, All about the biryani at Azaro, photo by modern bric a brac
Chicken Chettinad thali at Azaro



Days Out in London - Climbing to the top of St Paul's

The plan for the new St Paul's Cathedral had actually been agreed a week before the Great Fire of London broke out, a fire that went on to devastate the existing one along with hundreds of other churches, shops and homes in the surrounding area.

Days Out in London, climbing St Paul's, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

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