Did anyone else watch Michael Portillo going through The Balkans by train to Istanbul? What a marvellous programme - I love every series he has presented and this is no exception.
I have spent some time in Istanbul, so it was lovely to see places again. But the places in Bulgaria I hadn't seen and it was amazing to see them all and get just a taste of what life was like there.
The whole programme is also enlivened with his choice of jacket - last night a peppermint striped one, a yellow one, a deep pink one, a green one and a deep blue one - all with contrasting trousers.
Sartorial elegance or what (the farmer leans towards the 'what?' side).
Next week he journeys from Vienna to Trieste jackets a-blazing. Would be nice if Gwil were on the train to give us a wave.
I have to say that now my mobility is somewhat impaired and this kind of journey is almost impossible to make, being an armchair traveller is definitely the next best thing. No case to pack, no mountain of clothes to wash on return. What's not to like?