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Focus on fiction with Vanessa Gebbie

Venice 2018 The unique and atmospheric city of Venice has intrigued writers for centuries, gifting them stories, inspiration, settings, characters. Join their …

Watercolour workshop preparations

In spite of the weather, activity is in full swing to prepare the venue for the forthcoming ‘Painting Venetian Light’ watercolour workshop …

From Barrister to Barcaiolo

It’s that time of year again – memories of the summer are slowly fading and people everywhere are stumbling back to their …

I ‘like’ it

This morning I felt the need to get out of the house and away from all the glue, inks, paper and craft …

Aladdin’s Cave

Can’t think of a better way to describe the little ‘bazaar’ we discovered during our afternoon stroll yesterday. As usual we made …

No grandi navi!

“They sweep with beautiful panache into the city” wrote the famous travel writer Jan Morris, describing the multi-deck cruise ships which glide, …

Poveglia – the final run

Poveglia’s latest ‘plague’ victims couldn’t have wished for a better day to hold the party that they had organized at Malamocco on …

Poveglia visit

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