The 2014 Book Mosaic

The one resolution that I remember having made last year for myself was to read 52 books over the year. Imagine my dismay then when around the 2nd week of December I realised I was still in the paltry mid-20s. Over the next few days I began reading books like I was possessed. There is…

What I Hate…

I wrote this a while ago but hadn’t posted it before..so here goes It always begins as almost every other begins. After a few frantic minutes of “has anyone seen my keys” or “my phone is missing”, I get into my car puffing and panting like a steam engine pulling an overly burdensome load. I…

Buy Two Books Get Kitty Free

The bookstore at the Hemingway house at Key West, Florida is a treat not just for fans of the author but also for cat lovers. Frisky, dignified, curious, uninterested- you name it but cats of all attitudes inhabit the house and the shop. A must see destination!  

How Many Typos Can You Spot?

Guess who used Google Translate? A long time ago, I wrote a crazy post about an upmarket hotel that had a brochure with an atrocious number of typos in it. On my visit to Italy last year, I chanced upon an equally hilarious document (this time at the Ramada Naples) that was stuck on the…

The Perfect Place for a Wedding Photograph?

I am not particularly confident about candid photographs especially those of newly-wed couples- so the photograph above is for obvious reasons not zoomed in on the couple who were posing for their official photographer. The scenario set me thinking- agreed the colosseum is an impressive monument to have as a background to a photo- but…

What kind of a reader are you?

After my very successful (ok the blog got a few hits alright?) post about discovering the kind of traveller you are, I have now decided to delve into another area of interest- reading. No two people are ever alike and as there are different styles of travelling there are also different styles of reading. This…

Lego Ergo Sum- Book Review

Short stories that are hypothetical conjectures of one’s afterlife are not normally the stuff that great books are made of- or so one thinks. Yet reading ‘Sum’, a relatively small book composed of 40 even smaller short stories about what human after-lives could be, has made me realise that with a bit of imagination and…

Shades of Grey vs The 50 Shades of Grey

Before 50, Shades of Grey was almost 1984 Before there were 50 Shades of Grey, there was only Shades of Grey Alright I’ll move on…. Yes I know – the whole post reeks of horrible grammar and my word processing software has fallen silent after multiple efforts to improve the constructions. But I know the…

Watching by Not Watching

Or Why in-flight entertainment is so entertaining I’m not a big fan of watching movies. I do not frequent the cinema regularly nor do I sit in front of the television to catch some movie premiering for the 200th time on the 20th channel. I don’t know what else I do with that time- but…