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Brazil World Cup part ten: The final act approaches

24th June 2014 As the England World Cup story comes to a close, Gabby gets to grips with perms, power sockets and smoking in showers in her latest blog from Brazil.

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Brazil World Cup part eight: A World Cup to be savoured

21st June 2014 'Thursday had started badly for me when my hair dryer blew up and I had to use the tiny little thing the hotel had installed next to the sink, which had a sign saying please don’t use near water. '

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Brazil World Cup part seven: São Paulo, Puppies and Paxman

19th June 2014 'I am starting to feel like Rio is home. After Manaus I got back to my hotel room and felt my shoulders drop at the sight of my kettle.'

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Brazil World Cup part six: Meat & Greets

17th June 2014 'Neville was illuminating, on tactics, on the way England are currently playing, the plan for the future, on Roy’s execution of his four year strategy, on Italy, on Uruguay and pretty much anything that was thrown at him'.

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Brazil World Cup part five: Return to Rio

16th June 2014 'What you need to know about the world I work in is that it’s generally far from glamorous. There are pockets of glamour, but they are scant'.

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Brazil World Cup part four: In search for the 'S' word

14th June 2014 'Manaus is not what you would recognise as an international city - I say that with delight, not disdain'. Gabby discovers that uncovering the real beauty of Manaus is quite clear... but coffee? Not so much.

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Brazil World Cup part three: Heating up and creasing up

13th June 2014 In her third installment from the hazy heat of Manaus, the white goods saga continues and Gabby discovers the resourcefulness of in-flight sick bags.

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Brazil World Cup part two: The bottom line

11th June 2014 The heat is on in Rio! Gabby explains why the bottom is the only body part that gets a serious workout in Brazil and discovers the Faleva's hidden beauty.

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Brazil World Cup part one: Kettle-gate

10th June 2014 'Getting to boiling point in Brazil is not as easy as it might look.' Read up on Gabby's Rio adventure as she touches down... and begins her great Brazilian kettle-hunt.

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The Green Drink

9th May 2014 I tweeted a picture of the green drink I have for breakfast today and lots of people asked about the ingredients .

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