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Memories from my childhood – Commode

I vaguely remember visiting my farm grandparents in the late 1970s and finding that an elderly lady that I had never seen before was staying with them. She was not … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Milk crates

Hello! I’ve decided to write a series of recollections from my childhood. As I mentioned in this post my childhood was a little different to most. I don’t have a clear … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – My Amazon Adventure by Sebastian Snow

Sebastian Snow journeyed to Peru in 1951 at the age of twenty-one. He accepted a job to collected readings from scientific instruments at the source of one of the Amazon … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Book Reflections – Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell

Gertrude Bell is my hero. The books that she wrote about her extraordinary journeys through the Levant and Mesopotamia filled me with awe at her adventurous spirit, her life outside … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

A lovely vacation in Anzio

According to Encyclopædia Brittanica; the town of Anzio is of uncertain origin; according to legend, it was founded by Anteias, son of the Greek chieftain Odysseus, and the enchantress Circe. It … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lazy days in Anzio 

Tuesday was the day of Saint Anthony of Padova and so we were unable to visit the archeological museum in Anzio. No signs were up explaining why it was closed … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Exploring Nettuno 

Villa Borghese, Nettuno  After a lazy and very enjoyable day at Anzio beach on Sunday with visitors from Rome then evening in the village centre among the street food markets … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Anzio – Tirrena beach and the street food markets

Tirrena private beach My family have left Norway permanently. We have flown to Rome for a final vacation in sun-drenched Italy before they fly to Australian winter and I return … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni takes the reader on a ride from pre-WWI Poland,Germany and New York to pre-10th Century Syria among the Bedouin. This is an ambitious undertaking but … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – A Ride to Khiva by Frederick Burnaby

Frederick (Fred) Burnaby was a Colonel in the British Army. It was the summer of 1874 and he was in the Sudan when he read a newspaper article stating that … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 2 Comments