Postcards from…Trieste, Italy

It was way back in October of last year when we last left Slovenia to visit Lake Garda. I was thrilled to learn last weekend that the Italian border with Slovenia was back open, and that we were permitted to travel up to 60 km into the country. This made the historic city of Trieste... Continue Reading →

Crazy Little Thing Called Truth

This is not the kind of article I normally write. But I feel that right now there are some things which need to be said. We live in a dangerously divided world. If we question authority, we are labelled 'conspiracy theorists' by the very people we had hoped might support us. People who claim to... Continue Reading →

My review of ‘The Sound of Brilliance’

I've just finished reading The Sound of Brilliance, an anthology of poems from 'The Short of It' series edited by Susi Bocks. As Susi herself states of the book: This publication aims to find people with an interest and talent for micro-writing, whether their preferred form is poetry or stories, expressing themselves in 150 or... Continue Reading →

1000 Readers = 1000 Thank-yous!

I say '1000 Readers' rather than '1000 Followers' because WordPress is different to Instagram or Twitter or Facebook. First of all, I don't count it as social media, although it's certainly a social space. It's primarily a Content Management System (where you can create and publish content) and a Blogging Platform (where you can regularly... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan! #music

Bob Dylan turns 80 today, and I couldn't let that go by without a nod to his musical and lyrical genius. My apologies for the rusty guitar playing: I never was great at singing and playing at the same time, and now I am 20 years out of practice. Like so many of Bob Dylan's... Continue Reading →

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