May 26, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
After we came out of the Chelsea Flower Show at 8.00pm, we decided to find somewhere to eat. I’d earlier noticed a Polpo in the pedestrianised area of Duke of York Square, just off King’s Road. On a warm late May evening after a lovely time at the Flower Show, supper al fresco seemed a […]
May 2, 2015.Reading time 13 minutes.
I love the Rialto area of Venice and while at first thought it conjures up visions of many tourists crowding across the famous bridge; traffic jams on the Grand Canal as water taxis, vaporettos, speed boats and gondolas all compete for space; and stalls full of tacky souvenirs at inflated prices, you need only walk […]
October 2, 2013.Reading time 7 minutes.
It was a day for grazing. I’d been up early as I had to finish work on some proofs and get them into the post. People are surprised that we publishers still sometimes work in the Dark Ages and I do actually read page proofs, as in a great pile of paper pages, to which I […]
April 23, 2012.Reading time 5 minutes.
I’ve been looking forward to this trip for months. Well, since last September when I booked a flight to Venice and a room at one of the loveliest places I’ve stayed – Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo. I’ve written about it before, a perfect place for the single traveller to stay. However, this time I’m very […]