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…

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: 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…

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…