Almost 200 doggie paintings, sculptures and ephemera are scattered about one of Britain’s grandest stately homes, and the exhibition is great fun.
In part one of this two-part series, my wife Gail and I boarded the Silver Galapagos expedition ship in Baltra, and began our seven-night cruise through the Galapagos Islands by sailing to […]
Returning to Edinburgh after many decades of absence has been a very pleasant experience under unexpectedly sunny skies.
It was the spring of 1988. Our wine scribe Jim Walker and his merry band of topers had embarked on a wine aficionado’s dream visit to Bordeaux, France. On the fourth day […]
In the spirit of W.H. Auden’s famous poem,* on the Royal Yacht Britannia, the clocks have all been stopped at exactly 3:01 pm, the moment Her Majesty disembarked and the decommissioning ceremonies […]
Isolated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometres off the coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands are a living museum of evolution and home to some of the most unusual species […]
Many of Yorkshire’s great stately homes were used in filming the British television series Victoria and the most famous of these is Castle Howard.
Keeping the vegetarian, trending vegan, in the household happy is a strain for an avowed carnivore, but beans are an excellent source of protein and fibre and should work. However, they have […]
It was the spring of 1988. Day three of an oenophile’s dream visit to Bordeaux dawned for our wine scribe Jim Walker and his troop of thirsty tipplers. The day’s destinations … […]
If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that 30 million travelers will take a cruise in […]