“If you can’t travel with your body, at least travel with your senses,” goes the saying, and it’s a very apt expression for the times we currently live in. With all travel out of the UK currently impossible, and pandemic-induced cabin fever slowly but surely hemming me ever further in,Continue Reading


Our expectations of an ancient city with cobbled street, crumbling monuments, elaborate fountains and crazy vespa-filled traffic circles would soon come to pass. Once we had collected our luggage, we hastily exited the terminal to find any road that, as the popular idiom promises, would lead us to Rome.

My snoozing was brought to an abrupt end by an intense argument between our minivan driver and a man on the street of an undisclosed town. The shouting match was back and forth like a violent tennis match with no let-up and at full volume.