A smart way to end the year

For someone who claims that a few written words can paint a thousand pictures, I seem to have developed an unhealthy fascination for emojis.

Gone are the days of being a borderline technophobe.  Running a writing and proofreading business means I have a well-established professional working relationship with my laptop.  And even before Way Beyond Words came on the scene, my iPad was often somewhere about my person, particularly handy for posting holiday photos onto social media, assuming Wi-Fi was available.  Would I ever feel the need to be more connected than that?Continue Reading

Velodrama in the village

It’s not unusual to see cyclists trundling past on Sunday mornings. Generally they’re heading for Kinver Edge, though, on chunky mountain bikes.  Today is something else entirely: some 15,000 lycra-clad bodies speeding through on streamlined road racers with the slimmest of precision wheels.  It’s the first ever Vélo Birmingham, and following a shift in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

On board in Menorca

With the dawn of a brighter, calmer morning comes the promise of plenty of activity in the bay. Colourful activity. Activity that takes you places. Soon the beach fills up and swimmers clad in various hues dive and splash in the gentle rollers, within the limits of yellow buoys marked out for that purpose. Don’tContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Taking Menorca by storm

Someone turned the volume up on the storm and I wondered if I’d ever get to sleep. You couldn’t check progress visually as by early evening we’d already made good our defences, bringing vulnerable terrace furniture indoors and fastening all the shutters. It sounded as though peeking through the front door wouldn’t be worth theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Touch and go in Menorca

Of all our senses, how often do we consider ‘touch’? This morning gave me plenty of opportunities to be aware of texture and the sense of feeling. The day dawned bright and clear, with the sea below our apartment terrace like a mirror, so a pre-breakfast dip beckoned. The undisturbed sand was soft and coolContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Respect the sea

The weather forecast gets it wrong and we awake to cloud and strong wind. Yesterday’s pancake sea is replaced by galloping white horses, adding to the general rumpus. After a spell of refreshing rain the sky offers some Mediterranean blue once more and we take the chance to walk down to the shore – thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sea variations

I guess if you’re on an exposed coast of any island, you’re likely to experience the thrill of crashing waves and the feelgood factor of positive ions blasting you in the face. Not to mention the more tangible taste of salt on the lips. It seemed especially apt on arrival in Fornells, on its northernContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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