This is a very painful post for me. Very recently we lost our best friend in the whole world – Olivia, our 11 year-old poodle. Some people may not fully understand this statement, but many more will. In either case, we had some fabulous travels with our Oli and have 11 years of truly fabulous […]

Minaret of Islam-Khodja, Khiva, Uzbekistan

My latest blue themed photo aimed at alleviating that Monday morning feeling……. My September 18 visit to Uzbekistan ranks as one of my best trips ever. The walled city of Khiva is sometimes overlooked in favour of Bukhara & Samarkand, but to miss the UNESCO listed city is a crime in my opinion. More laid […]

It was only two months ago that we were in Rio. A definite highlight was taking the cablecar up Sugarloaf Mountain for superb views of Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and downtown Rio….. Christ the Redeemer from Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio

This is my second Monday Morning Blues post. The series has been conceived to show a picture that transports you away from that Monday morning feeling to somewhere relaxing or thrilling or stunningly beautiful. The theme will always be something blue. Please join in with your own posts and together we can help banish those […]

Tromsø City Library The spectacular Tromsø City Library was opened in 2005. It is 3500 m2 in size and was designed by the Norwegian architect Kjell Beite . Despite its young age, the roof is actually constructed from the remains of a cinema that had been built in the 1960.

Bonifacio, Corsica This is the first of what will become a regular Monday post. A picture featuring the colour blue aimed at taking your mind off Monday morning drudgery. Please join in too if you like the idea.

I have just watched the BBC programme about city dwelling creatures and they featured one of the most adept species at living off humans – the common pigeon. Unusually they showed pigeons in Fes, where they are very useful as their droppings are used in the leather dying industry that has been practiced there for […]

Christ the Redeemer Pretty everywhere you go in Rio the 30 metre giant statue sat on its 8 metre pedestal can be seen from one angle or another. The arms stretch an amazing 28 metres! Voted as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’, the 635 tonne monolith took nine years to build, […]