Glass heart, Halland Sweden

I left my Heart in Halland

Glassblowing in Sweden was an unexpected treat. Cycling north towards Steninge on the Swedish Kattegattleden trail, we arrived at a local glassmaking centre – Steninge Glashytta – near Halmstad, Halland.  Halland is a scenic province…




Welcome to Blackpool!

Two-faced Blackpool

There’s Blackpool, and then there’s the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.  The last Strictly Come Dancing series featuring the Blackpool Tower Ballroom renewed my deep affection for this place. I stare out of my sea-view room towards…


Exciting match racing at the WMRT (the World Match Racing tour)

Soundtrack to a Race

Changes, and the People and Sounds of WMRT racing in Bermuda This year marks two significant happenings in the world of sport: the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and a major change to the World Match…