Guangzhou: Saying Goodbye to Summer

Incredibly here in China, it became autumn on August 8th, though you’d never have noticed through the monsoon humidity, cracks of thunder, soggy t-shirts and feet (I need new shoes). I’ve planned, at least in part, the blog and my teaching schedules for the upcoming year and investigated my next travel destinations. The summer has, as […]

Cast in Steel v Paper Gods

September gives us a wealth of new material from two of the eighties finest. I have been a fan of both since their debut recordings (A-ha’s Hunting High and Low in 1985 and Duran Duran’s self-titled in 1981). Currently we have Cast in Steel and Paper Gods. Ordinarily I wouldn’t partake in this manner of ‘who […]

Nomad Italia

It was 15 years ago that I visited the land of Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Roma, Pompeii not to mention pasta, pizza etc… The visit also marked my 30th birthday and in my haste I  failed to photograph the digital display I chanced upon in Roma showing the date 1 SETTEMBRE 2000. My path took me elsewhere […]