Limone sul Garda, Lake Garda

When life gives you lemons... Lake Garda is fantastic for little day trips as the lake is dotted with tiny little towns along its shores. The closest town to Malcesine across the lake is little Limone sul Garda, whose lights twinkle a wave to Malcesine each night through the darkness....

Malcesine, Lake Garda

La vita è un sogno - Italian proverb Although I've been here before, it's hard to get bored of the scenery that presents itself to you. In front of you, you have the drastic cliffs of the Garda Mountains, part of the Southern Limestone Alps, as a backdrop to the...

Selective shears

Does anybody else out there really look forward to getting their hair cut? I mean like, really look forward to it. Like it's your treat for the month, your appointment with relaxation, almost up there with getting a massage. Your 'me time'. I might be alone on this one but...

Ramadan Kareem

May you have a glorious month of Ramadan We are currently in the Holy month of Ramadan. About half way through now as it started with the evening call to prayer on the 5th June at the first sight of the crescent moon. It will be over by July 6th...

Moving to the Middle East

Imagine living in a world where Monday is no longer the start of the week but rather Sunday is. Where the sound of church bells ringing on a Sunday are replaced with call to prayer five times a day and a broadcast sermon on Fridays. Where men wear white and...

A new start

Almost a year ago now, my husband and I decided to leave our life in London for the Middle East. A familiar story for many! This wasn't the first time either one of us had made the decision to start afresh in our lives. So the idea of moving to a...