Bourgogne: The wine villages


Imagine I offered you a glass of Pommard or a Meursault, a Volnay or a St Aubin which would you choose? Or do you buy your wine on the basis of red v white, Chardonnay  v Sauvignon Blanc, Australia v Chile? All well and good, but that's like going into a butchers shop and asking … Continue reading Bourgogne: The wine villages

From mindless to mindfulness in Madrid!


As I stood in awe looking at El Bosco's "Garden of Earthly Delights" in The Prado, Madrid, I realised that something had changed. Not in the painting but in myself. Nine months earlier I looked at the Mona Lisa in The Louvre and thought "isn't it a bit small"? Six months earlier I sat on … Continue reading From mindless to mindfulness in Madrid!