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Noir – author and experts

Recently, husband and I were pleased to receive an invitation to a book launch, not in the tented village of the Edinburgh book festival, but not far from it in Waterstones, the well-known book shop, at the West End of Princes … Continue reading

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Jamón, whisky and sculpture

Edinburgh at festival time – jamon, whisky and sculpture as well as the rest. Continue reading

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Sun, olives, lamb and baklava

On a hot summer evening in the Aegean olives have a zingy, comforting flavour that’s missing at home where they are merely really good. The same goes for watermelon. Served up free at many restaurants what is often a tasteless … Continue reading

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Lindos

We decided to brave the heat on a trip to Lindos, a place we had heard much about, opting to take the bus in as being higher up you can see much more. This was quite an experience, zig-zagging up … Continue reading

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Pefkos – never heard of it!

Whichever street we took was lined with restaurants and bars. Most of the food is Greek or ‘European’, but we also found Chinese and Italian as well as places with a more American influence. Continue reading

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Thomson Tui – smile or grimace?

A breathless young lady climbed onto the bus. She was one of the Thomson airport team and she told us to head for the check-in desks displaying the Tui smile logo. So we tumbled quickly from the coach to make … Continue reading

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Island Voices Galore

One of the projects that’s kept me busy recently, along with finishing the first draft of my next novel, is the publication by Twinlaw Publishing (www.twinlawpublishing.co.uk) of a new book – not mine, but one by Janice Ross. Janice has … Continue reading

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On the eleventh day of April

What is so special about the eleventh day of April? A hint. It’s not the eleventh of April this year I’m referring to. It’s the eleventh day of April 1868. Ring any bells? Probably not — unless you live in … Continue reading

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You won’t be sorry

If the words ‘afternoon tea’ conjure up soggy white bread egg or cucumber sandwiches and cup cakes (which we used to call fairy cakes) with lurid icing, sprinkles and silver balls that chip your teeth, then think again. To be … Continue reading

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Lion and lamb

March, named after the Roman god Mars, god of war and guardian of agriculture, seems aptly named. He came second in importance to Jupiter and, not surprisingly, most of the festivals associated with him were held in the month of … Continue reading

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