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World Aids Day: A reminder that this horrible disease is still with us

Today is World Aids Day a disease that seems to have largely forgotten in the developed world. I recently went to watch the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” which told the history of the rock group Queen and it’s front man Freddie Mercury, a big hero of mime. I remember the day I heard he died from complications from aids – I felt like […]

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Brilliance and craziness were reflected in his work and lifestyle

I have long been an admirer of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, so during a trip to Northern Spain I decided to undertake a pilgrimage to visit some of the local sites associated with this amazing artist. There were several places to chose for our homage but we chose two: Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres Dalís home in Port Lligat Teatre-Museu Dalí, […]

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Where to stay in Ashland, Oregon : The Pastel Rainbow Fortune Hideaway

For a couple of years we based ourselves in the city of Ashland in Southern Oregon (just off Interstate 5 on the border with California). The reason we found ourselves drawn there was the fantastic Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which runs for about 7 months of the year. We have since moved away to a different part of Oregon but go […]

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