Do you have “green fingers”?


Grandad taught me how to grow vegetables, especially onions ..... and carrots. They go together, the first scaring away the dreaded carrot fly. I followed his advice and guidance through my youth, middle age and into old age. But this year I fancied a flower or two. Being a tight-git of a Northerner, everything had … Continue reading Do you have “green fingers”?

In praise of: Malaga museums


Malaga is one of those cities with an absolute plethora of museums and art galleries, not on the scale of The Prado, Louvre or Capitoline for example, but other than “scale” any comparisons are unfair and meaningless. They add interest and variety to taking a holiday in the city, a break from wine, tapas, and … Continue reading In praise of: Malaga museums

Malaga: First Impressions


This is our third trip to Malaga, a lovely town on the south coast of Spain. We are here for a week and now into our third day, not going anywhere, just mooching around the seafront, the tapas bars, museums and galleries and tomorrow ...... the shops. Here’s a sample of how Malaga looks .... … Continue reading Malaga: First Impressions

Art or Vandalism?


I must admit I am a big fan of street art, as long as it’s not just scrawled names or slogans, and isn’t on properties where occupiers would object. Nowadays however in many cities, old or derelict areas are being designated as areas where such art can legitimately be created. In a few days we … Continue reading Art or Vandalism?