Life is about stories

Stories that excite, entertain and educate

My blog contains articles that are a mixture of all three. You’ll find travel articles, my thoughts about websites and even the odd story about my family.


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  • April 27, 2017

    Will we call the 2020s the twenties?

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    With 2020 less than three years away it got us thinking – will we call the next decade the twenties? Won’t it be confusing as we already call the 1920s the twenties? Did people call the 1820s the twenties? So many questions that thankfully Google Books Ngram Viewer can help us begin to answer. We looked at […]
  • February 7, 2017

    Repost: Travelling with a toddler

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    A blog article with tips on travelling with a young child.
  • September 29, 2016

    Why I like this Booking.com Facebook advert

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    I don’t really like adverts, in fact I block them whenever I can even though I understand that they enable my favourite services and websites to be free of charge. Slowly this is beginning to change a little, if the ad has compelling content that piques my interest I might interact with it rather than ignore […]
  • November 21, 2015

    From way back when

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    Many years ago before I could speak Italian we visited Caprarica del Capo, the home of my forefathers, during a family holiday in Puglia. We were interested in our family history and visited Palazzo delgi Sparasci the old house once owned by the family, the local cemetery which had many monuments dedicated to family members and […]
  • September 30, 2015

    Repost: Islands of Venice Tour

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    My blog article about visiting some of the beautiful islands in Venice.
  • August 29, 2015

    Repost: A brief guide to Italian football

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    I love Italian football; this is a blog I wrote all about it.
  • August 5, 2015

    Repost: Experiencing the Palio of Siena

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    A blog article all about Siena’s world famous Palio horse race.
  • May 24, 2015

    Repost: Six things not to miss in Lecce and the Salento peninsula

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    My blog article all about Lecce, Italy’s baroque hidden gem.
  • November 4, 2014

    My day at WTM

    I had a fantastic day at World Travel Market talking content with suppliers from all over the world. We have a stash of new images and some excited plans for future content. Below are some tweeted highlights and photos from the day. Facebook talk by Lee McCabe, Global Head of Travel at Facebook Customers want […]
  • November 3, 2014

    A day at TEDxBrighton

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    On Friday 31st October a group of us headed to Brighton’s Dome Theatre for a day of inspiring talks exploring ideas around connectivity, convergence and community. The day was divided into four sections: Reaching Out, Drawn Together, The Makers and Going Beyond.   Reaching Out The day started off with Karl Mattingly talking about his company […]