Bute

Proud to Hail From the Isle of Bute

February 15, 2016 Jack 0

Over the years I woke up to how privileged I’d been to grow up in such a special location as a tiny island with shortbread tin looks which straddled the lowlands and the Highlands. Now I look on Bute with a mix of pride and sadness. […]

Bute

A Comment on Travel Articles

August 11, 2021 Jack 0

A couple of examples over the last week highlighted some of the problems travel writing faces in a world where anyone who’s connected to the internet can pass themselves off as an expert. […]

Europe

A sweet and sour taste of Lisbon & travel writing

March 11, 2021 Jack 0

In the last couple of days I’ve read two articles about Lisbon, and watched an episode of the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil set in Portugal’s classy capital. In two of the three, the information was presented as being by provided by Lisbon experts … […]

Portugal

Cycling, what is it good for?

September 16, 2020 Jack 1

I like the thought of cycling that involves effortless pedalling along flat country lanes passing rows of vines, or alongside a gently rolling river, the warm sun kissing my face; a soft breeze caressing glowing skin; a bottle of wine, loaf of fresh bread, and a round of cheese in the wicker basket… […]