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Build your own 3d printed camera

Have you ever thought about building your own camera? The thought came to mind a long time ago when I was in high school, but the difficulty was not only the cost but also the availability of the materials, also, 3D printers didn’t exist back then. Plus, with a fisherman as breadwinner, my family was…

Photographer Gifts

Creative gifts for photographers

Photographer gifts are a bit tricky. That is because what you get for your favourite photographers depend on their camera brand, what lenses they have and favourite subjects to shoot. So unless it is specifically requested, leave the gear related items up to them and just give them gift vouchers or something. Saying that, there’s…

5 things to do on a summer holiday weekend in London

It looks like we are going to have some dry weather in London this weekend. So if you’re fed up cooped up with the children because of the weather, get out there and enjoy some sunshine and the best places London has to offer. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum is an excellent place…

Chicken with Coconut milk, spicy version.

This is a more flavourful version of the Ginataang Manok recipe I posted a while back. Just replace the sweet bell pepper with mild chillis and the snowpeas with 2 lemon grass. Add more ginger too!

Up the stairs to Chateau Grimaldi in Haut de Cagnes village

One of my favourite places on the French Riviera. It was here that I learnt the French language. The school was located at the food of Haut de Cagnes village. I love the juxtaposition of the new part of town below and the quiet old town on the foreground. It was lucky that this well…

When I became a mum.

I was in my mid-twenties when my baby was born, thousands of miles away from my family with only my husband and a handful of friends to support me. There were some challenges but it’s okay. I’ve always looked back to my life experiences to help me face whatever life threw at me. I was…

Woodford Christmas Market 2019

I am organising the Christmas Craft Market again this year, it will be at the Memorial Hall and will have 30 selected makers. It’s a great time to shop for gifts, some of our local makers will custom make items too. If you are a maker and would like to join, the application form is…

Binaki

Here is a snack from my home-province in Northern Mindanao, it is often mistaken as sweet tamales because it is wrapped like tamales. But the Binaki have no filling and is sweeter. It is commonly sold on the streets and in markets but sometimes, lucky villages have roaming binaki vendors shouting at the top of…

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