The Magic of the Morvan

We, northern Europeans envy the French. Their country has it all: it ranges from endless vineyards, rolling hills, impressive mountains to charming villages, nostalgic Mediterranean resorts, Provençal colours and of course elegant Paris. But we discovered there was even more, Magic Morvan. We escaped our own flat and rainy country for a brief break and… Read more »

The Ghosts of Highgate Cemetery

Emerging out of the London Underground at Archway station, Northern Line I was welcomed by a thick, grey fog swirling lazily among the living. It certainly was appropriate weather for visiting a cemetery. On the corner with Swains Lane I bumped into an old lady with long grey hair who started yelling at me to… Read more »

Time to exhale in Provence

Provence triggers images of lavender, sun flowers and olive trees. Many have read the enjoyable novels written by Peter Mayle, visited anything Van Gogh in Arles and mused over the paintings of Cézanne. Everybody knows all areas of the Provence, or so they believe. There is a part of Provence less famous and therefore much… Read more »

The Apophenia of Number 42

‘Sorry?’ ‘The number 42,’she said. ‘What about it?’ He sighed sinking deeper in his chair noticing he was almost out of beer. ‘I read it on a blog from a writer. It made me think.’ ‘Who’s the writer?’ ‘Christopher Fielden.’ ‘Never heard of.’ ‘Not so uncommon, nobody ever heard of me, yet.’ ‘So whats with… Read more »

Recycling my steps on the Riesling Trail

Of all my short trips and long wanderings, Australia has remained my favourite. It has opened my eyes to the essence of travel, the kindness of people but most especially to the wonders of nature. Not being the one to spend days on the beach, I spent my time visiting places, hiking in Ranges, going… Read more »

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  • The Magic of the Morvan

    We, northern Europeans envy the French. Their country has it all: it ranges from endless vineyards, rolling hills, impressive mountains to charming villages, nostalgic Mediterranean resorts, Provençal colours and of course elegant Paris. But we discovered there was even more, Magic Morvan. We escaped our own flat and rainy country for a brief break and… Read more »

  • The Ghosts of Highgate Cemetery

    Emerging out of the London Underground at Archway station, Northern Line I was welcomed by a thick, grey fog swirling lazily among the living. It certainly was appropriate weather for visiting a cemetery. On the corner with Swains Lane I bumped into an old lady with long grey hair who started yelling at me to… Read more »

  • Time to exhale in Provence

    Provence triggers images of lavender, sun flowers and olive trees. Many have read the enjoyable novels written by Peter Mayle, visited anything Van Gogh in Arles and mused over the paintings of Cézanne. Everybody knows all areas of the Provence, or so they believe. There is a part of Provence less famous and therefore much… Read more »

  • The Apophenia of Number 42

    ‘Sorry?’ ‘The number 42,’she said. ‘What about it?’ He sighed sinking deeper in his chair noticing he was almost out of beer. ‘I read it on a blog from a writer. It made me think.’ ‘Who’s the writer?’ ‘Christopher Fielden.’ ‘Never heard of.’ ‘Not so uncommon, nobody ever heard of me, yet.’ ‘So whats with… Read more »

  • Recycling my steps on the Riesling Trail

    Of all my short trips and long wanderings, Australia has remained my favourite. It has opened my eyes to the essence of travel, the kindness of people but most especially to the wonders of nature. Not being the one to spend days on the beach, I spent my time visiting places, hiking in Ranges, going… Read more »