Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

About Me


Hi 🙂

My name is Penne Pullen and I’m a management consultant by profession. I started this blog when I took a year off from work to finish my Masters in Business Administration in France. I loved living in Europe and took advantage of every travel – and eating! – opportunity I could find.

I’m a fairly restless globetrotter. So far, I’ve lived in five countries (six if you count Singapore for two months, and seven if you count the Turks and Caicos for one month). I’ve travelled to all the continents bar Antarctica. I’m currently living in Sydney, one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to.

I also love to eat. One of the best parts of travel is sampling the local cuisine! They say the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I say that the window to a culture’s soul is through its food. I love ferreting out cheap, local, hole-in-the-wall gems of places like Le Faubourg Montmartre, a restaurant in Nice, France, which was run by these ancient old ladies. It had the best food, the biggest portions, and the cheapest prices. If you know any more of these treasures, please let me know!

I’m now back at work and have shamefully neglected this blog. But I’m on a pretty steady project at the moment, with no wild up’s and down’s so I’m hoping to get back to blogging. I particularly enjoy writing about my travels, but since I travel mostly for work nowadays, with no time for anything but a few restaurants here and there, I guess you’ll mostly be hearing about what I’m eating!

As a freelance writer, my work can be found on Constant Content. I’m also available for custom writing assignments, so please reach out through my Facebook site below.

Thanks for stopping by,

Penne Pullen

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19 comments on “About Me

  1. frizztext
    April 6, 2013

    “…writing gives me some much-needed relief…” – yes, but is there a chance to write not talking about travels?

    • Penne Cole
      April 6, 2013

      Yes of course. It’s just one of my favourite topics 🙂 I also write about other things, for example this post on distracted driving:

  2. xpat92
    April 23, 2013

    That is a beautiful view. I have never been to HK but my Dad was there several times and just loved it.
    Thanks for the share!

    • Penne Cole
      April 23, 2013

      Thank you 🙂 If you ever get a chance to visit, you should. The best reason for me: It’s got some of the cheapest Michelin-starred food in the world!

  3. ellen b
    April 24, 2013

    Hi Penne,
    You asked about cheap eats in Milan. There are a lots of cafes to choose from. We ate at Salamanteria di Parma and it was reasonable.
    ellen b

    • Penne Cole
      April 24, 2013

      That’s great – thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  4. Bams Triwoko
    September 14, 2013

    Hi Penne… glad to connect and interact with you.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog… 🙂 Best wishes to you.. !!

    • Penne Cole
      September 14, 2013

      Thanks for dropping by mine too 🙂 Always nice to make a new friend.

  5. Zoe Dune
    October 19, 2013

    Hello Penne. I like your blog. Good vibes.

    • Penne Cole
      October 19, 2013

      Thanks, Zoe! Your comment made my day 🙂

  6. Anne J.
    October 27, 2016

    I just realized that we both love food and travel 🙂 And although I am an Accountant, I fancy calling myself a management consultant and I wish I could focus on that.
    I must say that I am rather jealous of your MBA in Paris. That must have been fantastic, not only the MBA but the fact that you finished it in Paris, while on break from work! I must find someone to pay for my MBA. Hahaha! Corporates (employers) normally pay for their management here in SA.

    • Penne Cole
      October 28, 2016

      Haha “management consultant” sounds more fancy than it actually is!

      Yeah the MBA in France was a pretty awesome experience, even if I did put on 5kg because of all the amazing bread and pastries…

      • Anne J.
        October 28, 2016

        I would still trade with you 😀

      • Penne Cole
        October 28, 2016

        Haha it has its perks, but also its downsides. Like always being away from the family!

  7. margaret21
    December 15, 2016

    A very clever name for your blog! Interesting stuff here, I’ll enjoy browsing later.

    • Penne Cole
      December 16, 2016

      Thanks Margaret! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Miriam Hurdle
    July 16, 2017

    Thank you for liking my photo post. One of the photo collages is travel to Australia. Yes, we went to Sydney. Australia is a beautiful place to live! You have a nice blog here!

    • Penne Cole
      July 17, 2017

      Yes I saw that collage in Sydney. Great shots! I do really enjoy living here. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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