Archive | March, 2015

Wetting our feet in the Arab World: a beach holiday in Oman

March 25, 2015

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Just before last Christmas we did something we almost never do … we went on a beach vacation. Now, ordinarily, lying on a beach all day, sun-tanning and ordering drinks from the pool bar, is not our kind of thing, but after a very busy autumn of work and school for Kathryn and Emma (respectively), […]

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The Marcialonga: Brushes-with-greatness at Italy’s most famous ski marathon

March 10, 2015

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Here’s another post for the xc ski and endurance sports enthusiasts among you. Back in January I traveled to northern Italy to compete in the Marcialonga xc ski race. I enjoyed a fabulous few days of skiing, sightseeing and soaking up the scenery and hospitality of the Dolomite region, and managed to rub shoulders with […]

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