I'm back in Auckland and it's great to be home... I'm loving our fabulous coffee, our wide open spaces, my wonderful friends and the cleanliness. We really do live in one of the best countries in the world. I love travelling the world, but it's wonderful to come home too.
I've just returned from a fabulous month in India – two huge tours of plucky gastronomads to Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata and Darjeeling with a recce to Tamil Nadu (South India) sandwiched in between. I got out my big stick and made sure everything is ship shape for my first ever South India tour in January. My October 2017 India tour is already full, so I'm putting on another one in November as I'd hate any of you to miss out on block printing, kathi rolls and a colour overdose. Details below.
Never Put All Your Eggs....
And speaking of what we lovingly refer to now as 'the Bastard book'.... it's made it onto the bestseller list already. It's not at the top of the list yet – but you can change all that. Available at all good booksellers now.
Tours in 2017 & 2018
We have a few places left on the tours next year – but you need to move quickly. We've now opened bookings for 2018 – dates and destinations on the website now.
South India / Tamil Nadu – 14-25 January – FULL
Vietnam – 1-11 April – FULL
Marrakech – 21-28 May – last two places up for grabs!
Basque Country – 24 June-1 July – last two places up for grabs!
Puglia – 3-10 September – places available
India 1 – 21-31 October – FULL
India 2 – 10-20 November – places available
Uzès half day classes – Northern hemisphere Summer 2017 – places available
And just to put you in a complete flap it's 4 weeks until Christmas Day. I plan not to sit down for more than 15 minutes at a time until then.