Happiness, how to be happy.

“As happy as a Frenchman with self removing trousers” Blackadder. I have skipped my writing story/journey forward to France instead of Rome. A beautiful country and I was in Provence, France the day the French won the World Cup. I had travelled from Rome to Marseille and then headed north ending up near a town…

🎭 Plays, Performances and Politics 🎭

If you are looking for some culture and entertainment, you can’t go far wrong with Syracuse’s Greek amphitheatre and her plays. Based on the mainland, it’s set in the old bedrock, carved out by the Greeks who lived here two thousand years ago. The place has been regenerated from farmland into a modern outdoor theatre,…

Archimedes. Never bring a knife to a mathematician fight.

Archimedes, a man of Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Greece and Italy. Over the weeks I have been here, it is truly amazing as to how much History is embedded into the rock and architecture of the city and its surrounding outskirts. No matter how deep you dig and delve there is still more to find. This…

Ortigia

Ortigia, the island of Plato, Archimedes and Caravaggio. So this is my first week on the island of Ortigia, and I feel as if I’ve settled into life quite quickly. With a beach and sea lifestyle and a smattering of Italian, it’s easy to see how. My arrival in Catania was simple enough, and the…

The Journey Begins in Ortigia, Sicily

Thanks for joining me on this journey to Ortigia, Sicily! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton I had lived in London for a second time, in the east end of London for the first time and have enjoyed a large chunk of my time there. I had reignited…