Waiting for the Fremantle Doctor

Photo by Alamy
I fanned myself with a leaflet and expelled a sigh of exhaustion as the mid afternoon heat claimed the remaining energy from my body.  “Don’t worry,” said Ulyss, “the doctor will be here soon.” We were 20 degrees south of the equator and I hadn’t quite acclimatised to the heat of Port Hedland in Western Australia. 

10 Free Things to do in Krakow

Wawel River early morning, Krakow
Krakow is an interesting city with a real sense of the old world fighting to embrace the new.  There are plenty of trips and experiences that will part you from your cash from hot air balloon flights to fascinating salt mines. So here are 10 things to do for free when the Zloty is running low.

The Shipbuilding Legacies of Glasgow and the Isle of Wight

As Glasgow prepares for the Commonwealth Games, I take a look at what my birth place and my adopted home on the Isle of Wight have in common. 
Your immediate thought on that might be absolutely nothing or at least very little.  But apart from the fact that I grew up in Glasgow and now live on the Isle of Wight, there is another similarity.