No, I’m not burning alive: What you need to know about Greek wildfires

Me and the media. They are looking for a dramatic shot and I am looking for trouble trying to persuade them to be more accurate in their reports

We have a lot of forest. Since the second world war Greece’s forest coverage has increased. I remember the first time I went walking in England with an Ordnance Survey map how shocked I was that every single tree was on the map. This would be impossible in Greece, we have a lot of wild… Continue reading No, I’m not burning alive: What you need to know about Greek wildfires

The best thing on my holiday you can do at home

Instagram dictates modern tourism, learn how to use it It was our last day in Reykjavik and we headed past the scenic old port.  To a simulator.  That’s right.  After two weeks in Iceland and a whole lot of very impressive experiences, we went to a helicopter fly-over machine.  We had been on glaciers, inside… Continue reading The best thing on my holiday you can do at home

Lightly disguised insults

At Miletus, the people aren’t stupid.  But they always seem to do the things that stupid people would do. (Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle quoting)