• Paw pints of a lion

    The Lion Is King

    If you were to ask me “which animal do you most want to see on safari” I will say lion every time. Or indeed any cat. I know – so predictable. But I…

  • Coral at Watamu Beach

    When Africa Stole My Heart

    Africa has taken a piece of my heart for her own. I was almost 40 years old when I first visited this beautiful continent. A milestone birthday deserved a milestone holiday. One off…

  • My friend the Sat Nav Sally
    Random Musings

    My New Friend

    I have a new friend. She’s called Sally. We met on the Thursday and by Friday we were on a road trip together. It was going to be an interesting three days. Glenlivet…

  • Rota-Vincentina-Stork
    Random Musings,  Travel

    Magpie Pickings

    I was reading the in-flight magazine the other day and came across an interview with TV Masterchef’s John Torode. I was on my way home from a walking holiday with friends in Portugal. …