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
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
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While my treatment for breast cancer has ended and the disease is at bay for a while at least, this … Continue reading From patient to carer