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Blog: 2014

IONIAN IDYLL SAILING AMONGST THE GREEK ISLANDS

In early October Graham and I flew out to Preveza from Manchester to arrive at Nidri where we had arranged to sail for a week.  The Thomson Airlines flight was trouble free and we transferred to Nidri which is a town on the coast of the island of Lefkada or Lefkas in the Ionian group of Greek Islands.

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA AND A PEEK AT MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik is a city that captured my imagination way back when I was very young.  It had the same sense of romance and history that it shares with Venice, Prague, Krakow and places like Lucca in Italy.  That it was designated a World Heritage Site is a great relief because in our living memory the city and its citizens had experienced severe challenges….which thankfully are now well behind them all.
 

The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Sitting waiting on a gloriously hot evening in Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was an interesting experience.  I am accredited as press to these Games because I am on the editorial board of a magazine called India Link International and you can immediately see the relevance of me being able to cover the Games for the Indian Diaspora.  However, I do not see myself as a journalist so it was a new experience being amongst the international press.  Graham my husband was sitting down in another part of the stadium within visual distanc

The Fall of Singapore

The Railway Man is a powerful and poignant film showing the extreme cruelty of the Japanese after the surrender of the British and Indian Forces fighting in the Malayan Peninsula and retreating down into Singapore.