Tomorrow marks the first day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere – it is the Autumn Equinox – that special time of year when the seasons are actually equal all over the world and we have an equal amount of night and day. It’s a beautiful moment in the year.
Throughout April, we are celebrating food with everything from the weird to the wonderful from around the world. For this Photo Friday, we’re at the wonderful end of the scale…Read More
It’s another art-themed Photo Friday, and this time, it’s about being an artist. So often, I find that travel and creativity go hand in hand. Both artists and travellers experience the world in a similar way; they absorb everything around them, they notice the detail that others miss, they have a desire to capture a moment and express it in their own style.Read More
Forget the tricolore, France’s southernmost département flies the striped red-and-yellow flag of Catalonia, a sign of its separate culture and turbulent history. The area was wrested back and forth between France and Spain in a centuries’-long tussle and though nowadays it has become fairly frenchified, the old language, Occitan – and even modern-day Catalan – still influences the strange, nasal ajbjfkkFDGDGDGjfkDJBSKFJKDJ French you hear in these parts.Read More
It was the start of November and Perpignan, my temporary hometown in the South of France, was still balmy and warm. Women, trying to copy the latest fashions from Paris, sweltered in their chic coats and chunky scarves – only the die-hard fashionistas kept them on for more than five minutes. We had a sneaking suspicion that the heating in our charming, if somewhat ramshackle, house might not be entirely functioning, but that didn’t matter. It was still summer weather, as far as we were concerned.Read More