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July 12, 2017

Just when you think it's all over, night gets up of its haunches and keeps on flailing away blindly into the darkness, with eyes bloodshot and Sangiovese red.

June 25, 2017

This wasn’t the dressing I’d ordered. Other 'bits' fell out, dropping like guilty little men from gold lamé gallows.

May 24, 2017

The Seed is Sown

It's hard to put my digit, although I do have several of them, on when I became old fashioned.  It's no new thing, me being a little stuck in the past. I think I may always have been.   At school, while most of my peers were bleaching and gelling their...

How Can You Tell A Happy Cyclist?

Because of the Flies in Their Teeth.

Extended Article I wrote for the Nomadic Lifestyle Blog

         Florence is a big draw card for Northern Tuscany, as is Pisa with its leaning tower, but because of time frames and schedules...

May 3, 2017

There’s nothing more annoying than having to sift through your pile of clothes when traveling. Multiple cities require multiple opening, closing, packing and unpacking of your suitcase, so the more organised you are the better.

In my first post I talked about packing cu...

April 26, 2017

A Tale of Whoa

It was the morning after the night before and our last in Florence…. for the time being at least. We’d had a wonderful night at Teatro del Sale, a few ‘old school’ photo-booth snaps and a few nightcaps in a few bars on the way back home to Bellosguardo. A...

April 21, 2017

The Lost Weekend.

If you're visiting London, but fancy getting the bustle out of your bones and a taste of something new, .... but very old, the Thaxted Morris Weekend might just be the thing for you. It's a bit like Withnail and the Midsomer Hipsters Through the Lookin...

April 7, 2017

Santorini can be a minefield for those clambering off their boats or enjoying the evening away from their pools, but this guide will help you through the maze. Recommended by locals, and sampled by Old School Traveller..... and I'm hard to please as I love my food.


April 6, 2017

The Green Beacon - Teneriffe, Brisbane

About half way up Helen St, in Brisbane's woolstore suburb of Teneriffe, sits the rather special Green Beacon Brewery. More than hitching a ride, it's probably giving a lift to all of the other recent additions to the Craft Beer tr...

April 6, 2017

Mykonos - Getting All A Bit Much.

I arrived in Mykonos towards the back end of a very sunny afternoon. I'd arrived here by plane before but now I was finding that there is nothing quite like arriving by boat. The harbour is a delight, albeit a blingy, yachty, cash rich...

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