Tag Archives: Travel

(Almost) Weekend Bookshelf: World Book Day

Other than those by Günter Grass (Even bad books are books and therefore sacred) and Groucho Marx (Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read), I’m useless at remembering quotes.  So I can’t tell you who once remarked that having more books on a […]

Planning for 2014

I don’t usually make public my ambitions for the year,  I rarely inform my family, allowing me to wimp out or rescind on promises to myself.  However, a double bout of some virus carried by my gorgeous nieces had me half dead and reading other blogs, including Emily Henderson’s.  But this year feels different and hopefully […]

Battle of the Cities, and Melbourne Wins Again

The Economist Intelligence Unit has awarded Melbourne the title of “most liveable city” for the third time.  Of the 140 cities surveyed four of the top ten are Australian and the rest are the usual suspects, a mix of cities from Canada, Finland and New Zealand. TOP 10 Melbourne, Australia Vienna, Austria Vancouver, Canada Toronto, […]

A Not So Short Trip to Sydney

On Boxing Day, after a week of wondering whether any flights would leave and a couple of months allaying concerns regarding engines falling off, I boarded an A380 headed to Sydney. I’m pleased to say that the engines remained attached! I’d spent several years living in Sydney before returning to the UK four and a […]