The Gift

The Gift

“What’s in the box?” “Nothing much,” I lied. It’s a present. .. for my wife,” I said, stammering with nerves, wanting him to shut up and not ask questions. “What is it?” My workmate asked as...

The Shape of Sleep

The Shape of Sleep

When I wrote this I was expecting a few more weeks and then all would be back to normal. But I’m not so lucky and now, eight months later, I still have some pain, though I do sleep better.

The Five Seasons of Cyprus

The Five Seasons of Cyprus

Once upon a time you could set your watch by the seasons. You knew that there would always be a Spring, Summer, Autumn and a Winter. These days the seasons seem to have merged and moved around. Our spring in Cyprus was basically so wet you could...

Cyprus in View: Omodos

Cyprus in View: Omodos

About 42 kilometres north-west of Limassol, in one of the main wine-making regions of Cyprus, is the quaint little village of Omodos. The village is high up in the Troodos mountains at an altitude of about 810 metres. Blessed with a natural...

Thunderbolt and Lightning

Thunderbolt and Lightning

I can’t believe how time has flown and that it was almost a year ago that I had a fabulous vacation in Lake Como, Italy. If you have experienced thunderstorms in a mountainous region, especially in this area of Lake Como so close to the...

My Very Own Cuba Travel Crisis

My Very Own Cuba Travel Crisis

I’ve long been a fan of the Caribbean but had never considered Cuba as being a holiday destination. Then an opportunity came our way, a price reduction at a famous hotel brand for adults only. My wife and I grabbed the bull by the horns and...

Shark Beach in Australia

Shark Beach in Australia

The Internet! Who needs it? Well, I do, for one, and now we’ve moved our English expeditionary force from Perth to Bussleton it seems we have left technology behind. We arrived here, in Bussleton, south by three hours driving from Perth, to...

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