CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

Did I mention Art Auctions at sea? Yes, they really do hold them on board the Noordam. And, to make sure we all knew about it, loudspeakers had been proudly heralding yesterday’s auction of “important contemporary works of art” since we set sail on March 26th.   Now these auctions, I soon discovered, are definitely … Continue reading CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes (working title)

(I have long wished to write a novel set in the Philippines. But, never having written fiction before, I never felt comfortable or confident enough to do it. However, after many years of researching the lives of early travellers in the Far East, I had gathered so much material and decided recently to sit down … Continue reading Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes (working title)