Holiday Snaps – UNESCO sites and bike treks

Mariaclaudia kept us on a tight leash which is as it should be and is fiercely proud of her Padova. Which is why her antennae pinged when I asked to be dropped off at the train station during free time. Of course she drew out of me that I was going to spend the afternoon […]

Vegging out in Tenerife

There are some strange bedfellows, that’s for sure, some foods that should never be seen on the same plate. I mean courgettes and pretty much anything, or really anything that allows courgettes air time. You can also mention brocolli, aubergines, leaks, lentils and most pulses in the same breath. So the good folk of Tenerife […]

Tenerife and Scotland wave the same flag

O Flower of Tenerife When will we see… No, I haven’t been on the vino, only I have. Or been out in the Midday sun. Guilty too. But I could be home, if it weren’t for the 30C temperature, the humdreds of volcanoes, 11 microclimates and rainforest… Need I go on. It’s just that that’s […]

Holiday Snaps – Is it Pee for Prague?

It is one of the world’s great statues and on a similar theme to the better known Manneken Pis in Brussels – the Prague statue ‘Piss’. You’ll no doubt go to the Astronomical Clock when you’re there and it is worth it, although hellishly busy. But you should have a ‘Piss’ stop at the statue […]