A grumble about charity

As I sat watching coverage of the London Marathon on Sunday, I was struck by how many people were running to raise money for charity, which is obviously an amazing thing to do. Charity is an important part of our society, supporting needy causes that don't get public funding. It started me thinking, again (I've … Continue reading A grumble about charity

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Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps

When I say hidden treasures, I obviously don't mean in the true sense of the word; the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are all very well known Roman attractions. But I was super surprised by their location within the city, and how unobvious they were! Let me explain. On our first day in Rome … Continue reading Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps

Friday Feeling [29] – when you think you’re having a bad day, read this!

This is one of the funniest stories I've read in a long long time - I defy you not to laugh out loud at it! 17 years ago a man brought some pepperoni to some of his naval buddies in British Colombia, and set it on his hotel room windowsill to refrigerate until he saw … Continue reading Friday Feeling [29] – when you think you’re having a bad day, read this!

DAYS OUT: Cardiff Castle

This week I had some emails telling me that Friendsfest tickets are on sale for this year. I guffawed loudly and remembered how crap it was last year - so overpriced and underwhelming (you can read about it, with pics, here). It didn't help that we'd driven 100+ miles, from Birmingham to Cardiff, for the … Continue reading DAYS OUT: Cardiff Castle

BREAKFAST REVIEW: Comptoir Libanais, T4 Heathrow Airport

When you have an early start at an airport it makes sense to get there, check in and have something to eat while you're waiting for your flight. I usually get the fear of not knowing when I'm going to eat again (this also happens to me on car journeys of more than 1 hour) … Continue reading BREAKFAST REVIEW: Comptoir Libanais, T4 Heathrow Airport