King of the fruits – durian

There are very few things in this world which will provoke a love it or truly dislike it response that the durian fruit normally does. It is dubbed the King of the fruits, but whether it is because of the thorns surrounding it like a glorious crown, or the powerful flavours and smell (some have described as pungent) it possesses, either way, it should provoke a strong response. Continue reading King of the fruits – durian

Swindon Designer Outlet (McArthur Glen)

Many people who come to England make it a point to go to the worl famous Bicester Village for shopping – it is a tourist industry in itself. In fact, some would doubt that you have been to England if you had not made a trip to Bicester Vilalge for shopping at the designer outlets there. But although it is fairly close to where we live, we actually prefer to go to another Designer outlet in Swindon as the shops are under one roof (unlike Bicester). Continue reading Swindon Designer Outlet (McArthur Glen)

Limited edition grapes from Asda

On Mondays, I normally stop over at the Asda supermarket on my way home to buy our weekly groceries. The reason for this is that it has very reasonably priced food, with lots of variety. And in particular, it also happens to have ‘special’ food items which you simply can’t find elsewhere (except online). While shopping for grapes, I came across a punnet of Asda limited edition grapes which sounded very special indeed. As our niece was coming to stay with us for the summer holidays, I thought it would be a great opportunity to use all 5 of us as test subjects to see if these grapes did taste like what was advertised. Continue reading Limited edition grapes from Asda

Home-made smoothie

Recently with the hot summer weather here in England, I thought it would be good to make something cooling and refreshing (and preferably healthy) to drink at the end of the day. As I had tried making such drinks previously using fresh fruit and ice cubes, I decided that it would be even better to use frozen fruit readily available at the supermarkets to make my smoothie drinks (instead of ice cubes). Continue reading Home-made smoothie