Getting the Early Bird Jab

18 December 2020 It was the oldest queue I’d ever seen. It made the queue outside the Wigmore Hall look like a youth club. We walked the seven kilometres to the vaccine distribution centre faster than we’d estimated and arrived 45 minutes before the appointment. Many of those in the queue outside the old brick …

Our First Expedition

Published: 13 August 2020 More than anything, in lockdown we’ve missed travel. We don’t have a car and we’re wary of public transport. So, for five months we’d not been south of the Euston Road except on Sunday mornings to visit the farmers’ market. Then, last week, for a medical appointment, we walked down through …

Brazil’s Hidden Cultural Treasure

Published: 25 January 2020 Rio, Iguazu, the Pantanal, the Amazon – fabled names tempt one to Brazil, but there’s also a hidden treasure you shouldn’t miss. It’s a bit of a struggle to get there, but it’s worth the effort. Inhotim is the world’s largest open-air art museum. It’s Yorkshire Sculpture Park on steroids. That …