Bake Off winner David Atherton: ‘I enjoy the buns innuendos!’

He won GBBO with a reputation for being calm, tidy and methodical. But the star baker says in reality he’s an extrovert hippy who hasn’t washed his hair in 15 years – and another contestant tested one of his bakesHe’s the quiet, controlled one who wowed the judges with precise technical bakes. At least, that’s the impression you probably have of the 2019 Great British Bake Off winner, David Atherton. Wrong. In person, he’s an adventurous extrovert with a hippy streak. “Most of my practices I did in my pants while eating pizza and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. The person in the edit is not me,” he says. “At the end, it showed me singing to myself and dancing around, but actually I did that the whole way through. I am calm and methodical, but I’m not particularly reserved.”Atherton’s triumph – he didn’t win a showstopper while the hotly tipped finalist Steph Blackwell was star baker four times – is all the more remarkable because he was a reserve applicant (as was his co-finalist Alice Fevronia), drafted in to replace a dropout just two weeks before the show began. Yet the 36-year-old health adviser is such an experienced and confident cook…

Malawi: Chilima Says North Malawi Can Be Economic, Tourism Hub

[Nyasa Times] Vice-President Saulos Chilima has said the Northern Region has abundant critical factors for development: natural resources, tourism and cultural richness, saying councils should maximise and capitalise on these opportunities to develop the region into a potential economic and tourism hub.Want to know more on Malawi: Chilima Says North

Regional travel: Updated entry requirements for the Seychelles

With its careful handling of the COVID-19 situation, the Seychelles has an exceptionally low number of infections and deaths from the virus.  The Seychelles government has begun efforts to reopen its borders to selected nationalities. Last week the government issued a list of nationalities that are able to enter the country once again. South

List: There are now 101 countries SA nationals can travel to visa-free

We all know that the famous ‘Green Mamba‘ isn’t exactly the greatest passport in the world. But as South Africans, it’s the best many of us will ever get. The Henley & Partners travel index has been updated for 2020, with Mzansi having to settle for a mid-table finish. In total, 101 countries are accessible for SA nationals on a visa-free

Zambia: Land of waterfalls, wetlands, and walking safaris

Zambia’s peak season for wildlife watching ends in November, so there is still time to head into the African wilderness of one of the continent’s most beautiful countries and enjoy a safari adventure. Blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty, an abundance of diverse wildlife, massive glistening bodies of water, and vast open spaces teeming

Malawi: Stakeholders in Tourism and Hospitality Sector Observe Tourism Month

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -- Stakeholders in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Mzuzu had an interactive meeting during the weekend as one of the activities to commemorate this year's Tourism Month with a call against relaxing in observing COVID-19 prevention protocols.Want to know more on Malawi: Stakeholders in Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Magical Malawi: The ‘warm heart of Africa’

Home to a broad diversity of beautiful landscapes ranging from 10,000-foot-high snow-capped mountain peaks to beautiful beaches along the shores of Lake Malawi, this lush, green country spans forests, highlands, plateaux, and mountains, alongside plains, escarpments, and dramatic river valleys.  The jewel in the country’s crown is Lake Malawi,

Malawi: Govt. to Train 500 Tourism MSMEs

[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -- The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife says it will train owners of 500 micro small medium enterprises (MSMEs) operating in the tourism industry to build their capacity for them to be competent on the sector's market.Want to know more on Malawi: Govt. to Train 500 Tourism MSMEs click here go to tour news source. Travel

Malawi: Government Launches Malawi Artists’ Welfare Fund

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Government through Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife in collaboration with Malawi Gaming Board has launched Malawi Artists' Welfare Fund aimed at supporting arts and artists behind creative works in the country.Want to know more on Malawi: Government Launches Malawi Artists' Welfare Fund click here go to tour

Malawi: How Malawi Welcomes the World’s Leisure and Entertainment

[Nyasa Times] Although it is a relatively small, landlocked country in the heart of Africa, Malawi has always shown itself to be open to receiving and welcoming the influences of many other cultures from all around the world.Want to know more on Malawi: How Malawi Welcomes the World's Leisure and Entertainment click here go to tour news source. Travel

Malawi: Minister Calls for Local Support to Tourism Industry

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -- Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture, Michael Usi on Wednesday urged local communities to support the tourism industry in Malawi, saying the wildlife parks are not there for international tourists only.Want to know more on Malawi: Minister Calls for Local Support to Tourism Industry click here go to tour news source. Travel

Top 9 Cheapest Countries To Visit From India In 2020 Which Will Cost You Less Than 50K!

Planning an international vacation is not just a cakewalk. It requires days of research, planning and of course the money to get on that flight and move out of the country. The budget concern always pushes the thought of international holidays to the back seat. But not anymore because there is a vast list of cheapest countries to visit from India which

Malawi’s Zomba town and plateau

In the south of Malawi, between Blantyre and Liwonde, you find the country’s former capital, Zomba. The town might be the 4th city in the country, it has a very different feel to it than Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu. In Zomba there are no traffic jams, it is green all year round and there are no […] The post Malawi’s Zomba town and plateau appeared

Malawi opposition leaders file bids for election re-run

In tonight's edition: Supporters of Malawi's opposition took to the streets of Blantyre on Wednesay as their presidential candidate presented nomination papers for the July re-run of last years election. The outcome initially returned President Peter Mutharika to office but the result was historically overturned in a landmark ruling in February.


That Summer: Hiking Malawi's Mount Mulanje in a skirt in 1979

Siobhan Mulholland, a self-conscious teenager, found a five-day hike exhilarating and memorable – 'for reasons both universal and particular'Want to know more on That Summer: Hiking Malawi's Mount Mulanje in a skirt in 1979 click here go to tour news source. Travel and tour information summary from The Independent Travel News.Author: Siobhan

Malawi’s wildlife success story

It’s a rare day that a country in Africa gets to boast about its conservation success stories and certainly not significant and major ones – but Malawi’s recent story is one that can be celebrated! Since the coalition between African Parks and the Malawi government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi’s wildlife has gone […] Want
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