‘Art should be about joy!’ David Hockney has been true to his words! And, to celebrate his 80th birthday, a lifetime span of his works is exhibited (June 21 to Oct 23 2017) at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. This huge collection of his works gives […]
Grand-St-Bernard Pass is a gateway between Switzerland and Italy that has been used by travellers for thousands of years. But at an altitude of 2473 m (8114 ft) the weather can be very unpredictable, as I discovered last Saturday! I travelled up to the Pass […]
Romainmôtier Abbey is the oldest Romanesque Abbey still being used as a Reform Church in Switzerland. I first became aware of it because it is one of the cultural highlights when travelling the Swiss Via Francigena pilgrim route. When I was staying in Lausanne, on […]
The Via Francigena begins at Canterbury and then continues to Dover in order to cross the English Channel to Calais in France. It is a 20 mile walk which takes 7 to 8 hours and passes through the rolling hills and farmlands of Kent. Local Kent produce can be sampled on the way!
Here is a sample of the tranquil farmlands typical of Kent countryside. Then, arriving at Dover, the White Cliffs provide a panoramic cliff walk. In addition, the Dover Castle has much to offer and is especially stunning at sunset!
The Via Francigena is an ancient medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome. The itinerary is based on the journey made by Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 990 AD. He had travelled to Rome to receive his Pallium from the Pope. And, on […]
Last year I made the Via Francigena pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome. So many amazing things happened along the way that I have written about our experiences. My story has been published in two places. The first is on the Via Francigena website and the second in the Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia.
Here is the link to my article on the Via Francigena website.
Here is a copy of my article published in the Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia in November, 2016.
Accidentally Cultured Blog
On my Accidentally Cultured blog site there are heaps of luxury travel stories both humorous and informative.
Here is a link to Accidentally Cultured.
Science Text Books
Most of my professional life was spent teaching Science, Art and Religion! I have a streak of the Leonardo in me! So, I did end up writing some best selling Science text books.
I am sole author of this study guide for the School Certificate.
In addition, I am co-author of this best selling Science Focus text book that has been widely used in High Schools in New South Wales, Australia.
Science Focus was so popular it went into a second edition.