Travel

The Magic of the Alhambra

The Magic of the Alhambra

An avid traveller, it didn’t take me long to combine my passion for globetrotting with my long-held dream of being a novelist. While a holiday in Zanzibar provided inspiration for my first novel, my second novel was conceived long before I got on the plane to visit the Spanish city of Granada. Capitalizing on my husband’s […]

ADVENTURES IN TRANSIT

ADVENTURES IN TRANSIT

  Any seasoned traveller knows that if a holiday goes well and without a hitch, then you have not had an adventure. Well, the first twenty-four hours of a trip to Nicaragua with my husband and two adult children a few Christmases ago, provided enough adventure for several trips. We, meaning I, made the strategic […]

Havana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Havana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When people ask me how a recent trip to Havana, Cuba went, I reply with a single word: Interesting. At the very least, it has given me fodder for several blog posts. The Good: In its hey day, Old Havana would have been the equivalent of a world class European city, one lapped by the […]

Into the wild

I lay wide awake, too excited to sleep. A long-held dream from childhood had finally come true. We were spending our first night on safari in the wilds of Tanzania, with nothing between us and the wildlife except the flimsy canvas of our tent. My husband and I had driven from Arusha earlier that day and […]

Call of the Dolphin

Call of the Dolphin

The sun was shining, the air was warm and the water was a sparkling, Mediterranean blue. I felt like pinching myself, unable to believe that it was mid September and that the blue expanse in front of me was in fact the English Channel, notorious for its stormy, grey seas. My vantage point was the Durlston Castle terrace, a Victorian […]

STEREOTYPES

STEREOTYPES

As I am between novels, I thought it time to resurrect my blog. But I needed a focus on something other than the process of writing, which, I have discovered, is what every other writer does when they first start to blog. So, going back to my blog’s motto of ‘Too much world, too little […]

EDGE OF REASON

Even though it is too cold outside to be called a Spring day, it is with much warmth in my heart that I can share with you today my very first published work as a writer. EDGE OF REASON was inspired by the sight of some young bucks jumping off a cliff edge located on a […]