A movie trip around Malta

Sunny skies, historic buildings, dramatic scenery and the cleanest seas in the Mediterranean (as well as favourable tax rates – the Malta Film Commission offer various incentives to attract overseas film-makers) have seen Malta play host to film makers from all countries and genres over the years. Check out some pretty spots on this tiny island toContinue reading “A movie trip around Malta”

Cultural Guide to Wellington: The Coolest Little Capital

The New Zealand capital of Wellington is a centre of creative activity, inspiring architecture and refreshing natural beauty. I wandered the Wellington streets to discover the most intriguing things to see and do in this highly underrated city. The Lonely Planet has a habit of saying things that have longevity. A few years ago it dubbed WellingtonContinue reading “Cultural Guide to Wellington: The Coolest Little Capital”

Livin’ (Sustainably) in the City

If ‘living sustainably’ was a colour, it would be green. Green: the colour of the countryside, rolling hills, nature and where being part of your environment is surely much easier. In the cities it’s all more grim and gritty; people are busy; there is too much technology and transport; and too many buildings and businesses toContinue reading “Livin’ (Sustainably) in the City”

Athens, grittily getting on

Pelts of heavy rain hit my highly permeable clothing, as I amble between cars and puddles, trying to avoid them both, all the while ducking trees and keeping an eye out for a place of refuge – a café. The hen do hasn’t gone quite to plan. Our beautiful spacious apartment is indeed beautiful andContinue reading “Athens, grittily getting on”

The Pink City – A weekend in Marrakech

As I avoid the other commuters on the bustling Broadway, lugging my laptop, trying to appear an efficient Real Grown Up, the waft from one of the sheesha cafes now more prolific than Starbucks in London, hits me. It channels not just through my nostrils, but envelopes my brain and caresses my sense. Suddenly I’mContinue reading “The Pink City – A weekend in Marrakech”