The centre of Split is the Roman palace built by Emperor Diocletian as an extremely grand retirement home. Far from being a ruin like most Roman palaces, this one is a living, breathing monument. The ancient walls contain temples and a basilica now used as churches, apartments, shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés; the place positively buzzes with activity. Hoards of tourists follow the expert guides around and are entertained by Dalmatian Klapa multipart a capella singing, and the locals throng the cafés and the streets. I never watched Game of Thrones so have no interest in it, but I understand some of it was filmed here. If you are a fan, the museum is very well reviewed on TripAdvisor so must be worth a visit. Continue reading Splitting to Split – a short trip to Croatia
A friend recently suggested that this blog should now metamorphose once again into a ‘Travels with Lucy’ account. If you … Continue reading Seeking a new name for this blog!
Today is a bank holiday in the UK. It’s the last one we get until Christmas so people here tend to make the most of it! The date of this extra holiday changed in 1971 from early to late August. Continue reading It’s a record-breaker – and not just the temperature!
I’ve never lived alone before. After more than seven decades, that’s quite an admission! Even when I was a single … Continue reading Adjusting to the solo life
I thought it would be a fitting tribute to my late husband to place on this blog an edited version of the eulogy I gave at the funeral. Continue reading Bob Brooks: Writer, Editor, Wit, and Wag
Sorry about the punny headline. I receive a daily update from Paul Waugh of the Huffington Post. He heads all … Continue reading Where there’s a will there’s a wheel(chair)
Bob and I had both been looking forward to today. It was special because it was his first visit to … Continue reading A bit of me-time for us both