Tom Kane's Blog

A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

Buying a property has its ups and downs. Buying a property in Cyprus tends to have a little¬†sideways motion to it as well, things that need doing by a certain time can slide a little, especially in the summer. Put it this way, it’s not easy. But then, having something good in your life is […]

Buying a holiday apartment turned out to be a lot less complicated than I expected. Having said that, we don’t get all the legal documentation or another four months… and nobody seems to know the reason why. I suspect it’s because the next two months have a U in them and the following two months […]

When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, […]

I consider myself to be a writer first, t-shirt designer second, computer programmer third and a complete amateur at gardening. But I’m learning, especially about writing and gardening. For many years I was a computer programmer, happily skipping from contract to contract in Britain and Europe. That came to a crashing end when I was […]

It was Marco Polo who introduced nutmeg to the Europeans which is now commercially grown in the Caribbean, in particular the spice island of Grenada. Having visited Grenada once in my travels, I can certainly attest to the heady smell of nutmeg in the markets there.