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My Retreat in Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 3 minutes Towards the end of my twenty years living in Dubai, discussions with friends turned to future retirement and the question of whether we’d settle easily back into Britain. One friend Bobby shared his vision of buying some land in Sri Lanka and developing a community for other like-minded souls to retire to. This idea seemed […]

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Lapping it up in Las Palmas

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a Piscean, for as long as I can remember I’ve been happiest when I’m close to the water, although I’m a terrible swimmer. I also love travelling although in recent years, mainly due to the pandemic, I haven’t strayed very far from home. For the past twenty years, I would say when asked how […]

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The Importance of a Good Travelling Companion

Reading Time: 9 minutes One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things   Henry Miller I’m not one of those people who like to travel alone. I like to share my experiences with someone else. However, I don’t underestimate the difficulties of being with someone else for 24 hours a day. I know it’s a […]

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How I Found my House in the Magical Spanish Mountains

Reading Time: 12 minutes I started my Spanish adventure in 1997, just as Tony Blair ended 18 years of Conservative rule with the slogan ‘Things Can Only Get Better’. I was one of a number of young BBC journalists helping with the count on Election Night, but soon after fled the BBC on a trip to Mojácar in Spain, […]

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On the Road Again

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am shocked by the extent to which I’ve rationalised what lockdown has made of me. I’m going, “hmm, I used to think I was an extrovert but do you know, I really think I am more naturally introverted…I’m not sure that I even LIKE my friends…” Oh yes. And I’ve been joking with those […]