Some guys have all the luck. Guys such as Paul Metcalfe, who considers himself lucky to possess a voice that sounds an awful lot like Rod Stewarts.
A few years ago, during a holiday to Florida with the kids, I spotted crocodile meat on a restaurant menu.
There aren't any rules about not enjoying jelly and ice cream as an adult, but it's rarely offered to us grown-ups!
The coastal village of Portsoy has been in the spotlight of late, thanks to the release of the new movie, Whisky Galore!
In the same year that Crazy Horse, a native American Indian, and his comrades fought their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain in Montana, Queen Victoria was being proclaimed Empress of India.
Confession time. I'm not a huge fan of American actor, Adam Sandler and wasn't blown away by the hit 1998 movie he starred in, The Wedding Singer.
Scottish langoustines are delicious, beautifully succulent and a joy to eat.
There's something magical about walking down a street you've never strolled along before - you never know what's around the corner - while the same logic can be applied to visiting a country pub or restaurant that's new to you.
This weekend, Eden Court Theatre is hosting a very special evening which will appeal to everyone who loves to see a variety of different styles of entertainment on offer, during the one show.
If you're quick off the mark you'll still have time to catch MamaBabaMe - a new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups which is taking place at 11.30am and 2.30pm today, June 15, at Forres Town Hall.
Press and Journal food writer and columnist, Michael Smith, will swap the kitchen of his Loch Bay Restaurant in Stein, Skye next week for a place on one of the nation's most-watched television shows.
Strawberries are the very essence of British summer eating.
Spring is a great time to make the most of fresh, local herbs.
While not a man with a reputation for gambling, James Law says he's going to start buying Lotto tickets on a regular basis.
Loch Bay restaurant has a very French feel about it - somewhat unsurprising as my wife and business partner is Parisian.
There's a trendy new product on the scene which has actually been around for a long time - sea purslane.
As a lover of silly puns - as well as good food - I couldn't stop my mind going into pun-overdrive the closer we got to Huntly.
Asparagus is one ingredient I never get tired of cooking with.
Having been promised a night described as "the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world" it was with some degree of trepidation that I took my seat at The Woman in Black, which is enjoying a week-long run at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.
I think the Highland region is fast becoming one of the top foodie locations in Britain.
The combination of loch-side views, spectacular nature shows and luxurious canvas cottages make a visit to the Glampotel at Dundas Castle a magical experience, writes Susan Welsh
You may have outgrown your current home; are perhaps looking to take your first step on the property ladder or looking to downsize to a smaller property, but these aren't the only reasons to make a date to view Kirkwood Homes' new showhome at its Slackbuie Drive development in Inverness.
When I was a teenager, and just old enough to legally drink, there was a rule in place which meant only hotels were allowed to serve strong drink on a Sunday, and even then only to people who were travelling.
It's just after 8am but despite the early phone call, celebrity chef James Martin sounds bright, breezy and full of the joys of life.
One of the signs that spring has arrived is seeing British watercress for sale in the shops as it comes into season each April.
It has already been performed in more than 30 venues in four different countries, now Single Shoe Production's touching and critically acclaimed theatre piece, Crazy Glue, is heading for Findhorn next week.
Take five world-class illusionists, put them the same stage and what do you get? A night full of mystery and magic that aims to leave the audience thinking, how did they do that?
Spring vegetable soup is the simplest, freshest soup in the world and ideal for welcoming spring.
On the outskirts of Inverness there's a piece of land which will forever have a place in Scottish history - Culloden Battlefield.
A new paperback edition of Peter Irvine’s Scotland the Best: 100 Places has been published and features 100 extraordinary Scottish places selected by Peter, accompanied by stunning images from some of Scotland’s finest photographers. Here, Peter gives us a flavour of his favourite places in the Highlands.
One of the top Scottish bands to watch this year, Posable Action Figures play gigs in Inverness and Aberdeen this week.
One of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era, Marc Bolan and his band T. Rex achieved worldwide fame.