On our second winter escape to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we are treading old ground and visiting familiar spots we enjoy, as well as venturing out to new places and having new adventures.
Watching the sun set from the edge of the salt water infinity pool at our condo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is sublime.
“Seeking support is another form of procrastination,” says Robert McKee in his much regarded Story Seminar.
DIARY: Exploring the delights of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten with a side of St. Barths.
Perhaps the best sailing in the Windward Islands centres around the Grenadines and my favourite anchorage in the Tobago Cays marine reserve.
DIARY: Oysters in all their simplicity make one of the best starters for a meal ever invented. RECIPE: How to shuck and enjoy boysters.
DIARY: Fresh fish from Lake Erie. RECIPE: Lake trout En Papillote.
DIARY: Channelling Nigel Slater, Gina Mallet and distant ancestors. RECIPE: Chicken and leek pie.
RECIPE: Traditional “holiday” roast turkey, with all the trimmings. DIARY: Family and friends come for a feast and enjoy some fine whiskies.
Sometimes I chuckle, sometimes I laugh out loud and sometimes I have a look of studied concentration when I’m catching up with news and opinion from across the pond.