Fun and leisure

A Quiet Place in Britain’s Most Southerly Point

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by samalita on August 29, 2013

There is a place I love, Where one cannot believe their luck, Right at the edge of the storm, It borders a tipping point, Above, the bluest sky yields across the yonder, Below, aqua, salt, ice and air coalesce and bounce off the shore, Its face shines like sunbeams, And it always looks so happy […]


Life On A Sicilian Volcanic Island

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by samalita on June 3, 2013

Skimming across the Tyrrhenian sea, one can see the Gran Cratere of Vulcano in the distance. Arriving in this volcanic island was like approaching Jurassic Park, with its steep hills of vines and trees, deserted coastline and smoking crater. Disembarking the ferry that took us here from Milazzo, we walked past a man who resembled a dinosaur, confirming our […]

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Revive my London

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by samalita on July 8, 2012

Some days I blooming love London. After nearly seven years in my adopted country, I have loved it, hated it, left it, longed for it, come back to it, and escaped it. But today I am swooning over it. The fresh essence of the London that I first experienced (as the rose-tinted bespectacled new town […]


When you have spent what felt like eternity in winter sombreness, you can be forgiven to think that summer may never return. You even hold on to that last piece of bikini before thinking of shoving them back to the closet where it rightfully belongs. And then the city hits 28 degrees. You struggle to […]