I’ll try not to be too “Pliny the elder” by giving dates and figures and if I do go overboard sometimes on the historical data, no doubt someone will pull me up for it.
There will not be too much personal material here, my main aim is to offer you my view of the places I visit, to savour its smells and its spices, its hidden highways and byways. I shall try to show behind the scenes if possible but I won’t be offering you any intimate tales. I was in Thailand when the tsunami struck, lost some very good friends in that tragedy, but was never able to write about it. Still can’t, though I did visit Khao Lak last year and managed a piece on the recovery made in that area.
‘Ten best’ is still good when reviewing towns or resorts but if I ever use material from a Press Release I will post a spoiler alert about this.
I’ve been travelling and writing about travel for upwards of 30 years now, hitch-hiking between London and the continent when I was in my late teens and early twenties and then cycling and driving with my husband until his death a few years ago. Now I either travel alone or with friends.
I love reading, writing, cinema, theatre, eating out and spending time with friends. I like my garden but can’t say the same for gardening