The Calais Jungle – The Diary Of An Aid Worker


Jungle – the infamous Calais refugee camp is about to close. Renu Dias is just back from a week in there as a British voluntary aid worker. This is a moving excerpt from the diary she kept     Wednesday 19th October The Jungle’s ‘High Street’ is now a ghost town. Once it was lined with…

A Walk Along Regents Canal


Originally posted on Bandi's Blog:
“The Regent’s Canal is one of London’s best-kept secrets – a peaceful haven often hidden by the surrounding buildings. Today it is well-loved by boaters, walkers and cyclists all looking to escape the capital’s busy streets” ? The 13.8 kilometre canal, completed in 1820, links the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal,…

2015 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many…

Wine Tour From Barcelona


Originally posted on THE IRISH WINO:
This article first appeared in wineplus.ie- Ireland’s biggest online wine magazine. For your FREE monthly magazine: subscribe@wineplus.ie. As the third most visited city in Europe last year, Barcelona needs no introduction; in 2014 over 7 million people enjoyed the modernist architecture of Gaudí set amongst the old world charm…