Cuba: 15 things for first time visitors including Wifi, …

No, really. Cuba is not like other countries and there are certain things to need to know even if you intend to stay holed up…

Havana, Cuba, city of imperfect perfection and a …

The old lady reclines against a palm tree in the shady park in old town Havana, snoozing peacefully despite the beat of the ever-present salsa…

To the manor born at historic Haighton

Once upon a time the settlement of Haighton or Halctun as it was originally known, was  a farming community in the ownership of a Preston…

Cotswolds: Ye olde thatched cottage of dreams in …

It’s an English cliche, the ye olde England so many of us hanker after, a thatched cottage in an idyllic country village in the Cotswolds.…

Almeria in Spain: Six things to do away …

I absolutely love the Almeria region of Spain, an attraction which grew slowly after my dad became a regular resident, drawn there by the clear…

Andalucia in sunny Spain: The road less travelled

Current position, poolside, with sweeping views in the wilds of southern Spain. When I say wilds, I mean 20 minutes from a largish town but…

Review: Fat Friends the musical at Blackpool Opera …

I can guarantee two things if you go to watch Fat Friends the musical. One, you’ll never be able to look at a Flake quite…