Travel and Outdoors
Patricia is always up for a challenge and specialises in active travel. Surfing, horse-riding, skiing, hiking, kriotherapy - she'll have a go at almost anything.
Patricia loves exploring the world, and prides herself on finding as much of interest and absurdity in rural Britain as in downtown Delhi. Her adventurous spirit will often lead her into challenging and even foolhardy pursuits.
Get fit with a ski bootcamp
Flying down the final run, the crisp air tingling on my burning cheeks, I have a broad smile on my face. It’s not just the peaceful beauty of the tree-lined slope, nor even the thrill of a day of downhill adventures. What’s really making me grin is that my legs are feeling strong, supple and astonishingly pain-free. Read more...
Travel: Surfing and sistahood
I’m crouching on a surfboard, breathless with anticipation, as the foaming sea carries me forward, the noise of the waves roaring in my ears. Fingertips on the board, feet planted, a neat twist… and I’m up. For a few triumphant seconds I ride the surf before I am deposited on the beach, whooping and laughing, a childhood dream at last fulfilled. Read more...
Princess for a week
Alpine medical resorts conjure up images of consumptives taking the air. As Patricia Carswell discovers, this was not the case with a luxury spa hotel in the Austrian Alps