My column of February 26 explained that a unique charm of the Valle Gran Rey on the island of La Gomera in the Canaries is the laid-back “vibe” left over from the first hippies that arrived here, Vietnam War draft dodgers in the late 1950s.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
IN the closing paragraph of A Moveable Feast, Hemingway’s beguiling, posthumously-published paean to the great French capital of the ‘20s, he writes: “There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other... (This) is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.”
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015
adores Venice and advises that it’s on the ether of your timeline, at least once. Thronged in summer, but quieter in winter the visitor will have to contend with floods off season — but the city, which heaves with art, architecture and history, is worth it.
Sat, 18 Apr, 2015
Wednesday night, upstairs, and my husband is resurrecting his Spiderman Scuttle - something to do with muscle flexion, I seem to remember - which involves scampering sideways, like a crab, back and forth across our bouncy floor-boards so that the bed shakes.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
Ernest Hemingway and Royal Diamond will lock horns again in the Irish St.Leger next month following a titanic battle in last night’s Group 3 Ballytroan Stakes in Leopardstown which saw the Ballydoyle colt prevail, with Jim Bolger’s three-year-old filly Scintillula a close and creditable third.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013