Closer to Home

6th August 2016 Getting home from a night out in London can be an ordeal. My commute is an hour each way. It was a rare treat to go out only two stops away. My amore MDB sings in a choir and a friend of hers from there invited us over for some drinks. The living…

New Frontiers

July 2016 We were supposed to be staying with friends of JD but they had forgotten and skipped town. So we checked a map and decided to go on to Bratislava. Slovakia would be the first new European country I had visited since Ireland two years ago. (It was also on this train ride that…

The Journey Continues

13th November 2016 I intended this blog as an exhibition of all that is great in Europe. It increasingly feels like a record of Europe’s retreat.  On Sunday, Bulgaria elected an anti-migrant, pro-Russian president prompting the PM’s resignation the following day. At the same time, Moldova elected their own president on a campaign to reverse…

A Break from Europe

8th November 2016 60 million people just voted for a man supported by the KKK, with the temperament of a particularly spoilt nine year old, who brags about groping women and dismisses facts and knowledge as elitist conspiracies. His opponent was an intelligent and experienced woman who I believe genuinely wanted the best for her…