Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • I make no secret of it – I LOVE FOOD!

    My love of food covers a vast spectrum; from freshly baked bread served with buckets of butter and jam to Spaghetti Carbonara on to Haute Cuisine.

    My love of bread started when I was a small child growing up in Ireland. My mother was one of 13!! Twice a week we would visit my grandparents. Their house was always brimming with family and at any given time there could be up to 20 people around the table. Granny’s food was all homemade, including bread, butter, cheeses and cakes. I was never happier than when I was served her home-made wheaten or soda bread, fresh from the oven, with butter and raspberry jam. Traditional Irish breads are the best, but very difficult to get hold of in the UK. If visiting Ireland you really must eat as much bread as possible – forget carb watching!

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  • I have to confess to being a little safe and perhaps square when it comes to underwear. For me it’s all about comfort and up until quite recently it had to be white and cotton. I love to be warm and have always been a fan of knitwear, especially cashmere.
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  • "I was the luckiest girl in the world in that I started my working career in Formula One. 17 races a year, 17 different counties, 17 different adventures – thus begun my passion for travel. Whilst on the F1 circuit my favourite races were Montreal. Montreal was given the title of Canada’s culture capital by Monocle magazine last year, I totally concur. Since Cartier landed here in 1535, Montreal has evolved from a tiny village to a major metropolis. Old Montreal's Parisian-style streets are a wonderful place to wander—stop at an intimate bistro or sidewalk café for a taste of Europe. But in addition to all the old-fashioned elegance, you'll also find a vibrant dining and club scene that reflects contemporary Montreal's culturally diverse population. Really worth a visit – its heaven!!

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