Puppy, Bilbao

What makes for something to be a tourist attraction? A giant west highland terrier shaped by bedding plants coloured with blooms and positioned right next to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao must count as a spectacular tourism attraction. Different, unconventional but still ticking many boxes of holiday wonder. Not just another example of public art… Read More Puppy, Bilbao

Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission

The Paris Wife

I have just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and totally loved it. It is a story of love and betrayal intertwined with a travel journal of places in the US and France concentrating on Paris. The year is 1920 and Ernest Hemingway meets Hadley Richardson in the States. They fall in love,… Read More The Paris Wife