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I'm Ruth. I am married to Luke, my very artistic husband. We live in the beautifully diverse city of Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Currently I work as an Optometrist, but love travelling and cooking, which are the main themes of this blog.
Every week I blog a recipe which I have made, adapted or created on my FOODY FRIDAY posts.
You can read lots about my adventures in New Zealand, as well as my adventures in Brazil, Malawi, Egypt, & the Isles of Scilly.
I also love photography, researching my family history and playing the clarinet and piano.
Essencia is Portuguese for essence & means: Nature Soul Being Lifeblood For some time, I've been on a journey t...
Our looooooong journey will soon begin... ...for now we enjoy the airport shops and breakfast :) Arrived at Manchester Airport T...
We got up early this morning so we could go to the beach whilst it was still fairly low tide to see the Moeraki boulders. They are unique, n...
Day 4 - Saturday 9th June - Mount Somers campsite to Mount Sunday AKA “Edoras” to Mount Somers campsiteStill waking very early but managed to sleep in until 6am this morning...so getting a bit more used to NZ time. The night had been much warm...
Oamaru is quite a large town so today was a bit of a boring day with normal activities like filling up on fuel, supplies, food, etc. Oamar...