Iceland – Stunning Land of Fire, Ice and Many, Many Penises!
We've never paid to be cold, so a four-day stay in a surprisingly sunny Iceland was a real surprise. It's a stunning country - but be prepared to pack your long johns!
A Road Trip Across Europe With A Very Grumpy Cat!
Fancy an adventure? We take a road trip from Fethiye to Gloucester, passing through nine countries and covering 4245km in the company of a very grumpy cat!
Some More Observations On Life Between Husband And Wife
This second collection of offhand remarks and observations between Jan and I, once again accompanied by a random collection of orphan photos looking for a home.
Meis, Megisti, Kastellorizo
The beautiful island of Meis lies a few kilometres off Kaş. It is wonderfully relaxed, truly gorgeous and always worth a visit. One of our very favourite places.
A Life Shared With Animals
We all share our lives with animals. They're everywhere, from beloved pets to domesticated stock and true wild animals. Here's an album of some we've met in Turkey over the years.
To Rhodes And Symi By Gulet
Although a faulty engine effected our cruise, it most certainly didn't spoil it, and we were privileged to experience something really rather special as we visited two fabulous Greek islands.
The Best Foods Begin With The Letter ‘C’
Curry, chips, churros and cake. Lots of cake! Here's a heartfelt tribute to my favourite C-based foods. More cake anyone?
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
Split in two by the Bosphorus, Istanbul is one of the greatest cities on earth, possessing an extraordinary history, fabulous architecture and an energetic restlessness. What a place!
Lycian Legacy – Pinara
Tucked away in the mountains and dominated by a dramatic red cliff peppered with dozens of rock-cut tombs, there's a dream-like quality to the ancient city of Pinara. It's one of my favourite places in Turkey.
If you want your bottom scraped, a paint job, rotting timbers replaced or an engine refit, best book a spot at the boatyards beyond Karagozler. It's a fascinating place where traditional skills live on. Always well worth a visit.