The National Lottery ‘Tax’

When it comes to gambling of any sort, there is also the truism: ‘The House Always Wins’.  Nobody generally organises a gambling activity for completely altruistic reason, although they may wrap it up and package in such a way.  The National … Continue reading →


I am sat on Copenhagen airport. Next row of seats there is an American talking to her neighbour. When asked how long the journey home was she replied, “thirteen hours.” Then she added, “by plane.”, with a slight wave of … Continue reading →

The Joy of Home

You know when you go on holiday, you always remark on return how nice it is to be back in your own bed. This is probably true the world over: the familiarity of your own pillows, the smell of your … Continue reading →

Buenos Aires 

It’s Saturday, it’s Copenhagen airport and it’s another flight to South America. Actually it was a short flight to Frankfurt first, and then thirteen hours in Premium Economy to arrive Buenos Aires at 7am on a wet, cold, Sunday morning.  … Continue reading →

Oooh! New Bag…

During a recent trip to Sweden my 10-year old Antler small 3-day suitcase died after getting lame with a broken wheel on the streets of Vasteras. It had done a lot of miles and was due for retirement, but it … Continue reading →

Good Friday, 2016

It’s a chilly but bright day and I find myself back in Pernik. Generally, when you say to a Bulgarian that you live here, their immediate and constant retort is, “Why Pernik?”.  To be fair, it is never going to … Continue reading →