Photopost: Vatican Museums (Mostly Ceilings)

When it comes to choosing the places to visit in Rome, the Vatican Museums are probably high enough on your list. The queues and the ticket costs can be somewhat off-putting, I know; however, here're some of the photos from my last trip, that may help you to make up your mind. There's plenty to see beyond the Sistine Chapel and the famous staircase!   All the Baroque ... VIEW THE POST >>

3 of the most beautiful places in Padua

Here’re some top places to see in Padua; after all, it's a lovely place for a day trip from either Venice or Florence! The Clock Tower: The Piazza dei Signori is spacious and light, as it should be; after all, it had been initially designed for tournaments and celebrations, and was known in its time as the Square of Triumphs. Now that the days of jousting are over, the Piazza plays host to ... VIEW THE POST >>

The Pearl and the Carnelian

My debut novel, published in September 2016. "Britain, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household. Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the tribulations of the new century. In the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted ... VIEW THE POST >>