Blog archive for September, 2009

Perfect Petra, wild Wadi Rum and the delightful Dead Sea: How Jordan left me overjoyed - 14 September 2009

It must have been some sixth sense, when packing for my trip to Jordan, that took me into the back of my wardrobe to look for a present that Bob Geldof gave to me when he came to stay for a weekend. At the time, I was slightly mystified by his gift: a silk sleeping bag that folded into a pouch small enough to fit in my pocket.

My days of sleeping rough at rock concerts are long over, but it did prove to be absolutely the ideal thing to sleep in when camping, under scratchy camel-hair blankets, in the Wadi Rum. My husband, Dominic Lawson, was extremely jealous. Thank you Bob.