Merry Nomad Christmas


A very Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people who have shared their personal stories, comments and advice this year and to all those who have read the blog and helped me find people to interview. Thank you all very much!

Celebrate Christmas on the move with two of this year’s interviewees, a child’s first Christmas in England and a teenager partying in Paris.

 Find them on the interview page or use the link below.

Have a good one!


P.S. for family members, yes, the image at the top of the page is one of the old Christmas cards from our years in Germany 🙂

The Lovely Leaning Tower

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It doesn’t matter how many tourists visit it and how much of a cliche it may be, the leaning tower of Pisa is still a stunning building. After a week with the sombre palette of the Tuscan hill towns, it was easy to see why they named this transcendent, shining white place the Piazza dei Miracoli.


Post colonial Art at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Yinka Shonibare MBE was born in London, grew up in Nigeria and came back to the UK to study. His latest show Fabric-ation includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. He uses his signature Dutch wax print African style textiles to challenge colonial and cultural stereotypes in a series of historical contexts from the 18th to the 21st century.

The idea that there is a some kind of dichotomy between Africa and Europe, between the exotic other and the civilised European, if you like – I think is completely simplistic.

So I am interested in exploring the mythology of those so called separate spheres and in creating an overlap of complexities.” Yinka Shonibare

Top- Wind sculpture (2013) representing the sails on Nelson’s ship

Below- Moon walk (2002)