I’ve spent quite a bit of time in countries where the muezzin is a familiar sound. A beautiful sound.

Saffron – OMG. So out of my price range. But wonderful.

Voluntary Physical Abuse?

When in Dubai, I ALWAYS headed towards a Thai massage.

It’s brutal.

But Thai girls are tiny and light so when they stand on your back……….!


Oh. And when we lived in Gibraltar, an old mate came to stay for a night – before his week’s holiday. Climbing the Atlas mountains.

Dirty. Filthy. Barbarians?

And a history note : In 17th century France, most people would take their dough to one of the many bakers’ ovens (on every street) and have their bread baked for them.