Women in Tech

In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. ...

Returning to Podcasting

After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast - and extending it to music. Testing for...

A Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia

The 2018 editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia are now available in both paperback and Kindle format. The Shorter Edition has the basic information...

Albania

The search continues. Undeterred by almost total failure to find music worth listening to in Montenegro we cross the border into what was post 1945...

New podcast coming soon

Starting at the beginning of March, I will be launching my new podcast. I will be talking about Technology, media, innovation, creativity and investment. Whatever...

Montenegro

Gentle reader, I have failed. Aside from some rather cheesy (to my ears/eyes, anyway) “folk” videos and a few Eurovision entries, I can find no music...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is more than a month since my last post. It is more than seasonal torpidity that has kept me back. But it is largely....

Seasonal torpidity

  The point of this blog in recent months has been to track my imaginary journey around the Mediterranean. Having “travelled” from Gibraltar to Bosnia...

Croatia

After several days searching, I thought was going to get nowhere with Croatia. This tour began as an exploration of the coasts of the countries...

The books so far

I started with great enthusiasm and energy finding and reading books to accompany me on the make-believe meander around the Med. When I reached Slovenia,...

Slovenia

So far … so good, but time to review the rules. To this point, the Mediterranean make-believe expedition has concentrated on coastal towns and...

All the way to Venice (and Trieste)

Almost the last part of the of the Italian leg (sorry!) of this imaginary Mediterranean journey. Leaving Apulia and moving north, the plan now is to...

Reading

With life being a little less busy and enjoying the imaginary Meditteranean project, I’m getting more time to read. Project Med inspired me to...

Italy – Toe to heal

To the deep south of Italy to discover some of the most exciting and invigorating music that I have heard for years, all the more...

Italy – North West – Nord Ovest

Leaving Monaco with an Italian novel in my hand (set in Monaco) heading for North West Italy and music from Liguria, Lombardy,  Piedmont, Milan and Bologna....

Hello Monaco – goodbye Monaco

As I continue my search for the best ethno/world music from the Mediterranean, (without leaving my home) I arrive in Monaco with all its soulless...

Mediterranean France

My imaginary Mediterranean music tour continues. It was music from this region that twanged my interest in the search-the-Med-for-music trip. I have no idea how...