The Seeds of Life

On my first trip to Bali I was honoured enough to interview the knowledgeable and food leader Ben Richards. Byron Bay Ex pat living in Bali for many years, Ben has been a big part of the raw food movement. His philosophies around health, mindful eating and eating plants are sensational. He has a cafe…

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The Great Cornwall Food Festival

Incredibly fortunately for me Cornwall has a food festival on today. Not a “run-of-the-mill” one but the GREAT Cornwall Food Festival. And great it was. Part of this trip for me to capture and talk to people about the currency of food. Later this year I am presenting at a famous festival and want to…

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Italy Retreat October 2016

Fancy SIX fantastic Nights in Italy Exploring Amazing Food, Culture and History? Last minute I have decided to share my trip exploring Italy starting in 3 weeks. DATES: starts Wednesday 6th October and finishes Monday 10th October It includes 6 nights accommodation, 3 lunches, 3 meals and all tour costs. NB: Alcohol, shopping, tips, flights, insurance…

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Three great places to eat in Ubud

Three of my favorite places to Eat in Ubud I could actually rattle off a dozen incredible cafes in Ubud, Bali but that would take the fun out of your day to day discovers. These are three that are a little more certain and different in experience. Ubud has wonderful eateries but be sure to…

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Mt Warning Delights

Mount Warning

Today was a magic day shared with close friends in a very spiritual part of Australia, Mt Warning. Mt Warning, also known as Mt Wollumbin is a step craggy mountain (actually the remnants of a volcano) that makes for a big day time climb. The 4.5 km, one way walk, (9km return trip)  takes on…

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Luxury in Ubud – Puri Sunia

Last year I stumbled across the Puri Sunia twenty minutes outside of Ubud. It is a new resort that is very beautifully designed and connected to greenery in a very Bali way. I stay in a deluxe room and it is deluxe. Much better than some of the other similar rated resorts in this region.…

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Woodford – Arts, Music and all Things Green

Tijuana Cartel

On the first day Woodford Festival I was dazed:  bands, bars, brazilian meat and bush pantomimes. It’s only on my second day  that I start to pause longer in tents and absorb what is happening. Zenning out at the start to the Labyrinth at Woodford The Festival is a place for all people, including myself. It’s like…

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What is the Woodford Folk Festival?

Funky hats at Woodford

Woodfordia – I feel like I am entering the set for The Hobbit. Actually now I get the Hobbit! It’s everyone’s fantasy. Imagine bringing your “ back of the wardrobe” fantasies to life… great tunes, talking animals, trees that smile, organic food and skipping fairies… then you imagine Woodfordia. A valley, a place, a time,…

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Ubud Organic Food

Until last year I had no interest in Bali what-so-ever. My mates had told me stories of great surf, cheap clothes and Bali Belly but aside from the surfing I really had no urge to go and always felt it would be sweaty, smelly and noisy. I used to think ” Bali is for Bogans…

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