Wandering Feet, Wondering Mind

“From time to time we are faced with pivotal decisions that can affect the entire course of our lives. The firm resolve to become happy – to learn about the factors that lead to happiness and take positive steps to build a happier life – can be such a decision. The turning towards happiness as … More Wandering Feet, Wondering Mind


A travelling Odyssey

“Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone they say come all their miseries but they themselves, with their own reckless ways, compound their pains beyond their proper share.” – Homer, The Odyssey  A friend of mine recently told me that my journey is taking on Homeric proportions. It … More A travelling Odyssey

Heading For Anatolia

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tsu 3 months in Turkey was never going to be enough. But at the border with Greece, that’s what they gave me. I had … More Heading For Anatolia

The Sacred Traveller

Using the sun to guide me and an increasingly battered map of the peloponnese, I follow mountain paths and coastal trails, zigzagging and snaking my way south and east through this history filled land. People I meet along the way direct me onwards, telling me you must visit this place, or that place is magic; and … More The Sacred Traveller

The mozzarella Experience – a day in the life of a mozzarella maker

I was in search of a white Christmas. Not snow and reindeer, but mozzarella and buffalo… It’s 4.30am and inside the caseificio a haze of steam hovers like a morning mist. The 3 cheese makers (there are 2 called Aziz so I’ve named them Aziz Cheese and Aziz Big. Anton is the third) are hard at work … More The mozzarella Experience – a day in the life of a mozzarella maker


Life belongs to the living and he who lives must be prepared for changes – Goethe   You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where … More Breathe