Nancy Pelosi

April 2024

April was great because we went to Leeds for jousting, to Manchester for CuppaPug, had a day trip to Winchester, and because I saw Nancy Pelosi at an event in Oxford. But, it was amazing, because we went to Ukraine! Firstly, these are two pictures with Nancy Pelosi. She is fantastic, on heels, full of […]

Maidan remembered

Ukraine remembers its heroes

Ukraine remembers its heroes, that was so obvious in Lviv and Kyiv. I will share pictures with short descriptions from both cities. The pictures are grouped on theme and not on place, but the events are shared chronologically. The first mention is of the Heavenly Hundred memorial in Saint Michael’s Square. Saint Michael’s was torn […]


Trip to Ukraine. Why and How

I had no memories of Ukraine because I’ve never been there before. I had images of Ukraine and ideas of what Ukraine meant by following the news, reading the history of the country, interacting with Ukrainians, following closely the developments on the frontline (watching trench footage and drone footage), and donating to different causes (lethal […]


Koocha Mezze Bar

Koocha Mezze Bar is a vegan restaurant in Bristol. The food is lovely and the atmosphere really nice. I highly recommend it and we would be happy to visit them again, if we are going back to Bristol. It is a Persian restaurant, so we knew we are going to love the food. The decor […]

butterfly riffle


Re:Loaded is a special exhibition at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. It was interesting to see and I will share a few highlights from it. I would have to say that they could have done a better job with the descriptions, as we had to take a booklet with us to read the details about […]

Parle Pantry

Parle Pantry

Parle Pantry is a lovely 100% vegan place in London, in the Chiswick area. We went there for breakfast and it was lovely. They have a lot of delicious pastry on offer and cakes. At lunchtime they also do bowls, sandwiches, and wraps. We went for breakfast. We tried three of the four types of […]

Watson's Vegan Bar

Watson’s Vegan Bar

Watson’s Vegan Bar is a lovely vegan place in Leicester. Donald Watson was the one who created The Vegan Society, in Leicester, in 1944. He was told he could not survive on a vegan diet. He became vegetarian at 14 and turned vegan in his 30s. He did manage to survive on a vegan diet… […]

Piana Vyshnia

Piana Vyshnia

Piana Vyshnia means Drunken Cherry in Ukrainian. They are selling cherry liqueur. It is a drink specific to Eastern Europe. In Romania we have a similar drink called vișinată (vișină means sour cherry). It is made in Lviv and they have a few restaurants opened all over Europe, including places like Bucharest and Riga. The […]



Runnymede is the birthplace of the Magna Carta. On 15 June 1215 King John has signed the Magna Carta in this open landscape. It is close to London, on the Thames, but of course, pre-cars and pre-paved-roads, it was rather far. Luckily Runnymede has kept its open landscape and it is a wonderful place to […]

Jousting 2024

Jousting 2024

As usual at Easter, we went to see the Jousting Tournament in Leeds. This time though we spent the night in Leeds and saw two events, one on Sunday and the one Monday morning. There are 2 events each day. It was lovely, even on the second day, when it rained. Just have a look […]