THE best wheat and dairy free breakfast at Number Twenty Six

This wasn’t just any old breakfast. This was no greasy spoon. Number Twenty Six in Teignmouth, Devon, is a lovely little cafe bistro that my Dad and I discovered many years ago while out walking. That first visit was great and I had a gluten free sandwich. We returned for a special belated birthday breakfast […]

Machynlleth in wet Wales – eating out with allergies

I was beginning to dread the eating out bit of my trip to Wales when not only the venue for my husband’s graduation, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) but also a restaurant in the town told me they were unable to cater for my allergies. I’m severely allergic to nuts, dairy, soya and wheat. […]

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually only get a fruit salad. I love fruit but when you’re surrounded by people having […]

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the mains (part three)

This is the third part in my write up of Ravenstone Manor in Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. I stayed there with my husband for a week last year and the food was amazing. I had so much to say I’ve split the review into four parts. You can catch up here Ravenstone Manor in […]

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: The starters (part two)

If you haven’t read the introduction to Ravenstone Manor visit, “Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true”, start there first, then come back to read about the starters. I have so much to say that I’m splitting this blog into sections, since we were there FIVE nights – that’s quite […]

Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true

I don’t even know where to start telling you all about this amazing hotel. Ravenstone Manor nestles under Skiddaw mountain in Bassenthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District. We love the lakes, so the location was perfect for mountain biking on the single track up at Whinlatter Forest and walking in the hills and dales. […]

Ordering a gluten free meal on a BA flight – rubbish!

This is a hot topic in the allergy world, flying with allergies. I have a very interesting blog here from my friend Jaqui who recently flew to the good-ol-US-of-A for a holiday of a lifetime. She asked me for advice about the trip, where to go when she got there for gluten free food and […]

Copenhagen with allergies – holiday tips and eating out

Anyone with allergies or coeliac disease planning to visit Copenhagen or anywhere in Denmark should find it pleasantly surprising. There are quite a high number of people with allergies in Denmark and restaurants seemed very used to being asked to cater for allergies. Everywhere we went all the food was local, fresh and in-season so […]

Copenhagen with allergies – planning a trip

I am going to Copenhagen as I’m attending the EAACI Allergy conference TOMORROW and so, I have been busy with the intricate planning which will enable me to travel there safely. More than 300 doctors and researchers from 40 different countries will attend the 33 edition of the annual congress of the European Academy of […]