A look at ten of the most outstanding restaurants on the French Riviera, and how you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy an incredible gastronomic experience.
Ideas on what to look out for when choosing a holiday rental, from proximity of pool to villa layout and local amenities.
An overview of the kinds of things you might like to buy during a visit to the French Riviera.
Traditionally in Provence on Christmas Eve you eat thirteen desserts, which represent Jesus and the Apostles. This might seem daunting, but you only need a mouthful or two of each, and most are natural and healthy.
An overview of all the incredible things you can buy in Istanbul, including rugs and kilims, cushion covers, ceramics, jewellery, teas and spices and of course Turkish Delight.
An overview of Istanbul and all its surprises, including the locals' love of cats, the fantastic food, a trip up the Bosphorous, mosques, sight-seeing and of course, the shopping.
An overview of some of the wonderful shopping bargains to be found in India. Silks and pashminas, wall-hangings, jewellery, paintings, brassware, teas and spices, rugs and kilims - there's an incredible choice.
An overview of all the produce traditionally associated with Provence and their true origins.
A brief account of a trip to Beirut, Lebanon, in the mid-90s, as the place was being rebuilt, and stumbling into a cafe with a difference.
Expat life in Limassol, Cyprus, the southern and Greek part of the island. Living and working there, and the incredible travel opportunities it offers, including to Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.
An insider's account of all the places you can visit, and things to see and do on the French Riviera, without costing a fortune.
A story about living and working in Rome, the eternal city - a beautiful place but not necessarily the most practical!
An account of expat life in Hong Kong, before the handover to China. Having spent six months travelling around India and South-east Asia, how the author managed to get both an apartment and a great job within just one week of arriving in the place known as Fragrant Harbour.
A nostalgic look back at expat life in Oslo, the capital of Norway, in the late 70s. Edvard Munch, cross-country skiing and that fantastic caramel-flavoured goats cheese.
An overview of drought-resistant plants that are easy to propagate and fun to work with, and which, perhaps best of all, really don't need that much water.
An account of an impromptu workshop with the Dalai Lama in Sarnath, close to Varanasi, India. A fascinating mix of cultures, from Tibetan monks to German hippies, in a setting that resembled a cattle pen.
A brief travelogue of India, surely the most fascinating place on earth, with a selection of ten of the author's personal favourite places.
A look at all the herbs typically found in Provence, with ideas on what to do with them.
A look at a typical French flea market, or car boot sale, with experiences of both shopping there and having a stall and selling one's own belongings.