How A Corkscrew Ruined Our Perfect Evening in Kefalonia

Our cottage was equipped with every utensil you can possible imagine from blenders to coffee makers, to tea filters. They also had a whole children’s set of utensils including my absolute favourite colourful plastic cups with faces on! Being stocked up to the high heavens with kitchen equipment, they also, naturally, had a corkscrew. Lewis… Read More

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Stumbling Across Assos, the Most Picturesque Village in Kefalonia

I found Assos quite by accident. As we drove aimlessly up Kefalonia’s rugged coastline, I laid eyes on the little island jutting out to sea, attached to the mainland by one spindly tendril of land. Even from here, several miles away, the twinkling lights of houses drew me down. In my chest, I felt butterflies.… Read More

Monday, 12 August 2019

The Winding Road to Assos

We’d had an explosive start to our Kefalonia trip. On the first day alone we visited one of the island’s most gorgeous beaches and dined at one of the finest restaurants that my tastebuds have had the pleasure of acquainting to. Today was our second day on the Ionian island and already we had sampled… Read More

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Learning About Biodynamic Winemaking at Sclavos Winery

During our trip to Mallorca earlier this summer, my sister, Scarlett, had told us about the benefits of sulphite-free wines. She informed us that it was the sulphites within wine that are responsible for hangovers and as a result, one should look for wines that don’t include ‘contains sulphites’ on the label. This dabble of… Read More

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Eating Like a Local at The Best Restaurant in Kefalonia

After spending our day at the beautiful Myrtos beach, it was time to enjoy some delicious Greek food. We briefly stopped off at our cottage to freshen up before we took a whim and decided to head over to the right peninsular of Kefalonia, or as I like to call it ‘the dangly bit’. We… Read More

Friday, 9 August 2019

Is Myrtos Beach Really the Best Beach in Greece?

I tend to avoid anywhere hailed ‘the best’ usually because these areas are overrun with tourists and tacky shops and mediocre restaurants. Sure, they may have been the best at one point but as soon as the world knows about it, the world has a tendency to ruin it. Call my a cynic, but you… Read More

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Our Perfect £30 a Night Kefalonian Cottage

From the moment we arrived in our pastel-pink villa in Kefalonia, I knew I’d stumbled across a hidden gem. The £30 a night cottage sprawled across the ground floor of an elegant house and contained a large double-bedroom, hallway, bathroom, dining-kitchen as well as our own private terrace. It was heavenly. It was in the… Read More

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Flying to Kefalonia, Greece In a Storm

Crash. What was that? I scratched my head for a moment before I resumed packing, slipping my last items into my hand-luggage before zipping it up proudly. Outside of my bedroom window, the wind raged. I could see leaves being thrown up and spun in a violent circle on my driveway. I was due to… Read More

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

A Missed Flight, A Speeding Ticket and Food Poisoning in One Day

It wasn’t the best day. I mean, it started off nice enough. I woke up to our last day in the sunny island of Mallorca. With a flight tonight at 5 minutes past midnight, I had the entire day to explore and relax. Today we were exploring the gorgeous village of Valldemossa which has been… Read More

Sunday, 4 August 2019

An Afternoon in Beautiful Sóller, Mallorca

My body was still shaking as we wound round the mountains on narrow, bending roads. My run-in with the Mallorcan police had left me in a state of shock and the last thing I wanted to do was return back to our villa. My blood was pumping through my veins, fuelled by adrenaline and frustration.… Read More

Saturday, 3 August 2019