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VAMFF-ing around the City: Melbourne's Very Best

As the most fashionable folk in Australia descend on the country’s (in)arguably most stylish city next week to celebrate the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, there will certainly be no lack of events to take in and enjoy. 1,041 more words


Gallifrey One and Balancing Priorities

Much as I’d love to write a whole, long, in-depth post about what a wonderful, life-affirming time I had at this year’s Gallifrey One convention, I simply don’t have it in me. 1,131 more words


Picturesque Porthcawl

As I’m getting older, I’m appreciating more of the wonderful places we have available to us right on our doorstep in Wales. One of my favourite places to visit in South Wales is Porthcawl. 272 more words


My Top 10 Veggie Eats in Northern Thailand

Last April a paper presentation at a conference brought me to Northern Thailand for about 10 days. I spent most of my time in Chiang Mai, but also visited Pai in the North and finished the trip by spending a few days in Bangkok. 1,776 more words


Contemporary Italian Tapas-style dining at the fashionably re-styled Contini, George Street, Edinburgh

Since Victor and Carina Contini opened their Ristorante in 2004, (previously named Centotre),  Contini George Street has established a fine reputation for the best Italian food in Edinburgh.  1,016 more words

Leisure Pursuits

Kite - Hokkaido, Japan

Where the Red Crested Cranes were, there were other birds also, like this Kite. The cranes are feed regularly so other birds hang out here too.


Winter Down Under

We were in Sydney in June. Winter.

We enjoyed a lovely day walking along the beach at Manly. In t-shirts! If this is winter, I’ll have it all the time please :-)