Cairo to Constantinople

Cairo to Constantinople
I’ve had a fascination with the Middle East since I was a young teenager. So, when I spotted a poster for ‘Cairo to Constantinople, early photographs of the middle East’, I was keen to have a look. This exhibition is basically a photo diary of a journey around the Middle East made by prince Albert ...

Easter

Easter
Easter time in Britain can feel a little like an anti climax for me sometimes. There are pictures of eggs, bunnies and little flowers everywhere. And lots and lots of chocolate. I have to say I’m always partial to a bit of chocolate, and will very gladly eat that on any occasion. But in Greece, ...

For sale near you….

For sale near you....
This blog post is rather different to the last one. It is not about a love story. It is not about feeling happy or excited. Quite the opposite. In fact I find it quite difficult to write about this subject; because when I think about it for any length of time, I start to feel ...

Anchoring: Why I like Norah Jones

Anchoring: Why I like Norah Jones
I was sitting having a quiet relaxing coffee, with iTunes on shuffle, when the sweet familiar voice of a certain Ms Jones came on. I instantly started to feel deeply happy, surrounded by a cloud of comfort, confidence and quiet excitement. Within seconds of recognising and enjoying these feelings, my brain automatically asked its favourite ...

Pink and yellow butterfly

Pink and yellow butterfly
Has anyone else been driven to desperation by their kid? I’m talking about the kind of desperation where you end up feeling like you need to be in a dark silent room for at least an hour, in order to recover. The kind of desperation that is brought on by a tantrum of humongous proportions. ...

Seasons

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” – Holy Bible, Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1 A few months ago I had been really unwell, so I went to see my GP about this horrible cold which I did not seem to be able to get rid of. After listening to ...

Boxing Day Reflections

Christmas. Different people celebrate in different ways: decorating trees for some, decorating boats for others. The Swedes put Christmas lights at the windows. The Ausies go for a BBQ at the beach. The Greeks make cooking an art form, and eating a sport. Some celebrate on the 24th, some on the 25th. But one thing ...