Parga

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Eva’s apartment is situated in the Castro area of Parga, which is a maze of narrow streets around the old Venitian castle. Here is the view from her balcony, not that she has much time to appreciate it. The place … Continued

The way over

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Here we are on top of the world, high in the Pindus mountains – the bit before it going REALLY BORING. A new highway is being constructed with some amazing bridges and tunnels but the construction is here and there, … Continued

Gone

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Hi everyone. Here we are getting on the ferry at Skopelos. Yorgi wasn’t too keen on the boat trip and settled just as we arrived. Stayed in the Jason overnight and set early Monday morning. So now we are in … Continued

The Itinerary

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Set off Sunday 1 July across Greece to Parga (224 miles) on the west coast where I’ll be staying a few days with Eva, who used to work on Skopelos. Also working in Parga is Louise who worked on Skopelos … Continued

Last Stage

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Spent all day at the Newspaper Library in Colindale, a thirty minute trek from Charing Cross. Been reading all day an American magazine from the 1880s called House and Home which amid all the recipes, Household hints and adverts, pictures … Continued

Full circle

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It’s now UK Monday evening and I’m back at the Charing Cross Hotel and back in the same room I had before, and back in a grey and sporadically wet London. Since the last post, I have been over to … Continued

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Well I’ve been hiding away in Libraries for the last three days. Apart from Ann, and the odd person in a shop, a cafe, or across a library counter, I haven’t spoken to any one. The chatterer is therefore banging … Continued

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7.30 on a Sunday morning. Last night was the first time after all the travelling that I got a good night’s sleep only for the fire alarm to go off at 5.50. Hundreds of people cascade out on to the … Continued

London calling

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Well, my first day in London. Arrived last night after a 13 hour flight from Signapore with a 7 hour time shift so upgraded my room (I always forget how small London hotel trooms can be) and went to bed. … Continued

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