Off on their flying carpet


Shannon May and Isobel Shaw-Pritchard were my latest volunteers, and were here for two weeks working like madwomen on my beautiful new attic, under the eagle eye of master transformer Greg Helm. Favourite spot in Magura: La Ciocolata, the high spot of the social whirl and architectural gem. At the third attempt they managed to achieve an ambition of seeing bears at close quarters – at the bear sanctuary in Zarnesti. Travel well, girls!