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How to make a very simple lemon drop martini

Quick and easy; serves one.

Juice a fresh lemon.

Add 3-4 teaspoons (or to taste) of sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. If you have time, place the mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes, or the fridge for an hour. 97 more words

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Postcard from Madrid

Images shot at Jardín Botánico de Madrid. Outfit: Zara trench, scarf and skirt, Calzedonia tights, Zara Kids ankle boots, H & M hat and Urban Outfitters bag. Beauty: MAC lipstick.

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Obrigada, Portugal

For someone who wants to travel the world, I am not as adventurous as I’d like to be. I admire those who don’t think twice before visiting a new place, those who are open to traveling to basically anywhere. 430 more words

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The Gentle Storm: official video for 'Shores of India'

After launching a video of the ‘Gentle’ version of Shores of India from the forthcoming album The Diary, The Gentle Storm, featuring Arjen Lucassen & Anneke van Giersbergen, have launched a teaser for the epic new video for the ‘Storm’ version… 19 more words


A breakfast gin and tonic in the Middle East

Flying back from a brief work assignment in Dubai, I decided to have a gin and tonic to help me relax.

I happened to be flying over Iranian airspace at the time, while it was also 7am in London. 57 more words

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trust the journey

life has a strange way of circling you around where you’re meant to be. taking you through the scenic route, through awkward paths and side roads; hovering around the ultimate destination until finally it’s settles. 20 more words


The Peruvian Tiger's Milk Martini (con Leche de Tigre)

I was once accused of being “an evil agent” working for the Chilean government to sabotage the reputation of Peru… a little unforeseen side effect of my unusual career in the murky world of intelligence. 355 more words

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