The Final Blog: it’s all over!

This time last year, full of wine and good cheer, I somewhat foolishly made the promise to (by midnight on 31st December 2013) achieve 50 tasks in the year of my 50th birthday. So, with one hour to go until the clock strikes 12, how have I done? 1. Take Italian lessons in readiness for […]

Blog Number 41: Visit the Louvre in Paris

The moment I arrived at Gare-Du-Nord station in Paris last weekend, the memories of my last visit to that very same station came flooding back. It was the summer of 1982, the weather was hot and humid. The heat was overbearing. I was completely broke and hungry as I had spent every penny I had […]

Blog Number 38: Set up a Book Club.

As a child, Enid Blyton’s Famous Five was like an extension of my family. I lived through each and every adventure with them and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a new story. I have never lost my love of reading and I like nothing better than to immerse myself in a good book. […]