All Roads lead to Rome: But where the hell is my city A-Z?

If you are lucky enough to travel to Rome today you are greeted with the almost paradoxical world of ancient and modern, squished together into labyrinthine alley-ways, suddenly giving way to plaza-scapes filled with fountains monuments and flocks of tourists. The intoxicating and sometime stifling combination of modern buildings, pizzerias and ice-cream shops bustling round… Read More All Roads lead to Rome: But where the hell is my city A-Z?

Time for 2015 to be welcomed to the way of the Toga

So the festive season has finally drawn its last rattling, jingling breath. Pies have been appreciated, turkey sandwiches munched. We all seem to unanimously look towards the bleak expanse of January with its hordes of deadlines and responsibilities and detoxing much like a downtrodden Cleopatra on the battle of Actium. Much like the afore-mentioned Queen of… Read More Time for 2015 to be welcomed to the way of the Toga

What to Wear – The Ultimate Style Guide to Roman Dress Sense: PART I – the toga

PART I: The Toga This post comes far later than expected owing, in part, to an unexpected increase in workload this week (who knew?). I will endeavour to make up for lost time with armed with a large dose of tea and some cheese on toast (fifty percent of the way to bread and circuses). On… Read More What to Wear – The Ultimate Style Guide to Roman Dress Sense: PART I – the toga