Our Top 10 ‘go to’ events in Istria for 2017

In its succinct précis of what’s on offer for the traveller to Croatia, the British Airways website states: “Go further north to Istria, a hilly peninsular bordering Italy.“  It’s a fairly straightforward one-liner but Istria is so much more than … Continue reading

Heathrow to Pula: Our Tips for your 2017 Trip!

As British Airways website announces its new routes, we’re delighted that Pula airport is one of them, making the north west region of Croatia – Istria – accessible directly via Heathrow at last. With the news of these flights starting … Continue reading

Convenience Shopping at M&S, the Convenience Store…

In Marks and Spencer today I was accosted (in a nice and very polite way, I hasten to add!) by several people all gasping at the bargains in my shopping basket as I queued to pay. I had run in … Continue reading


On Saturday 20 September 2014, we were the second to last of the permanent businesses to move into the newly refurbished Brighton Open Market. We had gone to watch and be part of the official 17 July Opening Party where … Continue reading

Starosel: Old Village New Times

We didn’t know what to expect on our very first trip to Bulgaria, and we hadn’t been able to research as much as we tend to do before we go to pastures new, so we were excited at the prospect … Continue reading

The Aumbry Restaurant

On Thursday 12 June, Brazil open the proceedings in the 1st round of the World Cup in São Paulo playing…. Croatia.  Whilst they may only be the rank outsider to win that first match, let alone the Cup itself (and … Continue reading


You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to enjoy this wine! It’s a wine in a box. A box wine. We look at each other.  Really?  Are we snubbing it because it’s not in a glass bottle?  If we … Continue reading


Much has been written recently about Croatia since it joined the EU in July, particularly over the summer as journalists and bloggers regularly visited, creating stories to entice both tourists and adventurers to the country.  Articles have focused on either … Continue reading

Welcome to the newest wines in the EU

This month Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union and we’re delighted that so many British tourists are now enjoying holidays and tours of the different regions – whether city breaks, cultural, countryside, gastronomic (with us!) or sailing … Continue reading

Sparkling Istria, Sparkling Misal!

When we first met Ana Peršurić at her family’s winery in Peršurići, we wondered where the winemaker was. Here was this tall, slight, young (very young), pretty girl meeting us at the cellar door, with a beaming smile and twinkling … Continue reading