Rosamund Urwin: Avoid train pain — London’s great over Christmas
The warnings of impending transport chaos are upon us. Like Brussels sprouts, the EastEnders Christmas special and being “re-gifted” tat your brother clearly received in the office Secret Santa, rail-mageddon is one of those unwelcome seasonal traditions that I like to imagine as the lightning bolt of a vengeful god, fuming at the perpetual creep of commercialism.
The Golf Rum Diaries - Royal Isabela, Puerto Rico's Garden of Delight
It was one of those magical nights that would only have been better if a beautiful woman had been beside me. High on a rocky cliff-top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the air perfumed by violet maga (Puerto Rico's version of hibiscus), tropical lilies, fragapane, banyon, avocado and countless other fragrant flora, I bask in one of the great pleasures of tropical golf . . . stargazing.
Advent: Time of Waiting in Joy
-- Roman Rite 1st Sunday of Advent - Year B - November 30, 2014 Is 63, 16-17.19; 64.2 to 7; Ps 80; 1 Cor 1, 3-9; Mk 13, 33-37 Ambrosian Rite 3rd Sunday of...