Small and Perfectly Formed

I've always felt a little out of step with general opinion thanks to my ability to take or, quite happily, leave Venice.  My sister for one is aghast at my inability to appreciate this favourite city of hers and I must confess that I have felt slightly ashamed and embarrassed from time to time.  For... Continue Reading →

Strangers at Sea

I remember the first night when we all politely offered our names and made other banal conversation.  We progressed from that through places we had lived, countries we had visited and jobs we had held to discussing tragedies and difficulties in our lives and those two no-go areas: politics and religion. Through it all we... Continue Reading →

Camera Confusion

They say that every picture tells a story.  But sometimes it's a misleading one.  On a recent cruise I had a day on the island of Corfu, an all Greek place to me literally and metaphorically.  We arrived early in the morning as the sun was rising and anchored off Corfu town.  From my balcony... Continue Reading →

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