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Have you ever cooked a dish with ingredients you know other people in your house/boat/camping party don’t like/won’t eat so you go ahead with it in a very selfish “more-for-me” kind of way? I did last night. It was not out of nastiness, quite the contrary. You see, we have been on this Fitness Challenge for a few weeks now (all good, thanks for asking) and with 6 people sharing the cooking,… Read More

Sydney – February 24, 2015 One of the best things about cruising is meeting so many different people from all over the world, and all walks of life. Encounters have occurred at the beach when playing with the kids, in chandlery shops while looking for boat parts, and naturally in yacht club bars swapping fishing/boating stories. Friendships have been formed sometimes instantly, mostly facilitated by having children as a common denominator. Other… Read More

I never used to like November. When I was growing up in France, it meant the gloomy period between October and trees offering their last display of glorious leaves and December, the start of the festive season and the anticipation of Christmas and New Year’s eve celebrations. A bit like a grey, dull and damp waiting room, only endured with the promise of something better to come. Moving to Australia, gradually changed… Read More

Back in July, one of our stop over was in the Vava’u group of islands, part of the Kingdom of Tonga. Our stay was brief, only 2 weeks, as we had spent longer than planned on French Polynesia (too much of a good time!) and we had guests to meet the following month in Fiji. A rough sea voyage and a spell of bad weather with strong winds, meant that our crew… Read More

This is my standard recipe on VOAHANGY for making soft bread rolls: you can shape them any way you wish and turn them into hamburger buns, hot dog rolls, even pizza dough! I occasionally tweak some of the ingredients too: milk can be replaced with water, the texture won’t be as soft. For a more wholesome taste, substitute 1 cup of wholemeal flour for the plain flour. I use my breadmaker on… Read More