Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fresh Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

Fresh is on Spadina Avenue, near to Kensington Market, Chinatown and Queen Street East – an interesting area for tourists and hipsters alike. It’s an easy 10 minute walk to Osgoode Tube Station, or 20 minutes to Dundas Square, the centre of downtown Toronto. Before we talk about our experiences there, here’s a record of a chat we had with Fresh spokesperson Jennifer. How would you describe Fresh, your core values, what’s generally on the menu, etc, to somebody unfamiliar with the restaurant? We aim to offer vegan and vegetarian food…

The Magic Oven Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

The Magic Oven offers award winning pizza made with organic flours, organic mozzarella & raw milk cheddars and organic meats. They also serve a diverse selection of healthy salads, pastas and sandwiches, all made to accommodate a variety of diets – for instance, there are organic spelt pizzas, gluten-free rice flour pizzas and the option of vegan or lactose-free cheese. The restaurants (there are 6 spread across the city of Toronto) are fully licensed (offering a selection of specialty wines and beer with organic options) and reflect the owners commitment to respecting…

Spring Rolls Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

The branch of Spring Rolls Restaurant that Lamia and I visited, at 40 Dundas Street West, is just 2 minutes walk to Yonge and Dundas intersection (the central square of the city) and the Eaton Centre (downtown Toronto’s shopping mall). If you’re in town for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon then it’s a 10 minute walk from the finish line.      There’s a take away option – useful if you want to sit out in Dundas Square or take back to your hotel –  or a regular eat-in. We chose…

Troutbeck CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Troutbeck Campsite for 7 nights whilst we took part in the Staveley 17km run on May 26th, and enjoyed walking in the surrounding hills. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Troutbeck Campsite is located just a minute off…

The Coniston Hall Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Coniston Hall Campsite for 3 nights whilst we hiked the area around the Coniston Fells. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Coniston Hall Campsite is a 5 minute drive south of the village of Coniston. It is signposted on the left of…

The Quiet Site Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Quiet Site Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the area around Aira Force waterfalls, explored Ullswater by Steamer and foot and prepared for ‘The Wall’ Carlisle to Newcastle Ultra Run. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Quiet Site Campsite seems quite…

Eskdale CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Eskdale Campsite for 7 nights whilst we hiked up England’s 2 highest peaks, Sca Fell and Sca Fell Pike, and swam in many of the local tarns and rivers. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Eskdale Campsite is…

Salisbury CCC Campsite, Wiltshire, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Salisbury Campsite for 3 nights whilst we explored the ancient sites of Old Sarum, Stonehenge and the city of Salisbury itself. It’s ideally sited for the Avebury to Stonehenge Neolithic Marathon, which is in May each year. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Salisbury Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on…

Ravenglass CCC Campsite, Cumbria

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Ravenglass Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the Mosedale Horseshoe, explored more of Eskdale and the coast and ran the Karrimor Great Trail Marathon in Keswick. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Ravenglass Campsite is easy to…

Windermere Marina Village, Cumbria

We stayed at the Windermere Marina Village for 5 nights when we took part in the Windermere Marathon on May 20th, a beautiful run voted the 2nd best marathon in the UK by Runner’s World. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the place. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the Marina. Location - The Windermere Marina Village is on…