Linthwaite in the Lakes

Linthwaite Hotel I love the Lake District. Even though it always rains harder than anywhere else on earth, the hills and dales of the Lakes…

Tales from Tallinn, Estonia

The glorious sun is shining down on my shoulders, already relaxed from the heavenly massage in the hotel Elemis spa. In my hand a glass…

Travel: Scilly island hopping, UK

  The one where I went island hopping and kept a Scilly diary… Friday 11am. Newquay airport. Can smell sea and already feels like holidays. Arrived along…

Travel: Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

A menu with the choice of eight types of pillow on which to rest your weary head. A view out of your window that offers…

Copenhagen, probably

Copenhagen. Probably the best city in the world. A confident assertion, based on the advertising slogan of a very successful export and written in huge letters…

A Mauritian idyll

Once upon a time a small, fat, stupid, flightless bird lived on a beautiful, volcanic, island fringed by some of the world’s most beautiful white sand…

Travel: Lie back and think of New York

I’m on a plane but something is wrong. For a start, I do not have a complete stranger’s elbow in my ear and another passenger’s…