Category Archives: land travel

Covid diaries

Week 3 into isolation and I realise that this is both like and completely opposite to cruising.

I am in Sydney in a one bedroom apartment alone, the two rooms are both less than 4m squared but I do have a small balcony and an ocean view. While I can go outside to exercise or to shop I am mostly in this small space. Very similar to an extended time away from a port.

There is however easy access to the shops and to fresh food. I have a small freezer and a reasonable size fridge.  Very different to life on board, particularly when travelling.

Company is mainly at a distance or from the birds – now that is just about the same.


Lunch for Nepal

Recently we held a lunch at work to raise money to help the people of Nepal following the earthquakes that have caused so much damage and destruction.

Using the recipes in this blog I took along hummus, red bean dip, tzatziki and veggie sausage rolls.

The team is multi-cultural and the food reflected this with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, wontons, pasta, chicken pie, curried veggie patties in tamarind and coriander chutneys, cup cakes and gulab jamun.