A blog to gather some of my other passions together, expect travel diaries, food and cooking, and photos.

Sicily '22 - Cefalu

2 Feb 2023 3 minute read 1 comment dotMatrix

Italian trains are some of the best I've had the pleasure of riding.  (Apart from one occasion getting my legs caressed by a pickpocket from Napoli to Sorrento... but that's another story) Generally the trains are modern, comfortable and reliable.  ...

Sicily '22: Palermo - Part 2

11 Oct 2022 1 minute read 3 comments dotMatrix

I've wanted to go to Sicily for a number of years. And when the opportunity arose to visit Palermo we jumped at the chance. Palermo is a vast city that stretches across a good portion of the Western- north coast of the Island and is the political cen...

Sicily '22: Palermo - Part 1

29 Sep 2022 2 minute read 2 comments dotMatrix

I set up this blog to record my travel exploits from previous vacations, but because life and work seem to get in the way, I never published my first post in this blog. So now that I have returned from my first overseas vacation since before my son w...

Slowing Things Down - Chill and Grill

18 Jul 2022 3 minute read 4 comments dotMatrix

These days it's hard to find time and space for yourself, life moves a million miles per hour and technology only seems to make things worse. A quick check on Instagram or TikTok makes you feel you aren't doing enough or "living your best life".  Add...