Happy New Year to my favourites (that’s …

I just wanted to wish you and yours a happy and successful 2017. A new year is a chance to wash everything clean and have…

Column: I am now the owner of a …

It has come to my attention that for the decade-plus that I’ve been a columnist in various newspapers,I have been unable to resist the annual…

Column: Ah, 2016..

Ah, 2016, you still have a month and half to go and already you have proved yourself a tricky,memorable , cruel companion. If you were…

Column: Grinch-mas

The Grinch Even I, celebrated Grinch of our town, am failing to withstand the torrent of festive bunkum being levelled at our minds, our inboxes, our…

Column: Trumped up news

I think it is safe to say it is increasingly difficult to identify what is or is not true online and across social media.  Misinformation…

Column: Where the sun shines

The Spanish dream As the drama of a looming Brexit takes another dramatic turn in the High Courts, over in Spain the sun is shining.…

Travel: Not so much rain in Spain

I have just returned from what feels like an episode of a House in the sun, looking at property potential over in glorious Andalucia (not…