AN ITALIAN FESTIVE ‘STRUDEL’ in Assisi – the ‘City of Saints’

We couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. The setting sun was throwing it’s last rays on Assisi’s medieval walls and majestic Basilica, gently painting each stone a shimmering, dusky rose and transforming the whole town into a glowing beacon of warmth and peace …. one could almost feel a divine presence standing there…… Continue reading AN ITALIAN FESTIVE ‘STRUDEL’ in Assisi – the ‘City of Saints’


We humans are a noisy bunch. Blasting alarms, screaming motorbikes and high-pitched beeping seem to follow me everywhere. I remember only realizing the high level of noise when I had my first mobile phone and tried to have a conversation in the streets of London. I ended up down some random  back-alley filled with rotting…… Continue reading THE LUXURY OF SILENCE & ‘BURRATA’ CHEESE


I stopped and chatted with a nomadic pastore this morning as he grazed his flock along the river. Well strictly speaking he, being nomadic, stopped to chat to me! We talked sheep and finding the best pastures – one of us quite a lot more knowledgeable than the other! He and his dog are slowly…… Continue reading A SHEPHERD’S OPEN SANDWICH