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.
Saddle up for a new kind of trail
Thundering along a springy turf track at a turbo-charged gallop, I realise I'm not quite in control. I concentrate on keeping my feet in the stirrups and steering a safe path over the heather-strewn landscape. "Oh please God, don't let me fall off," I whisper as we fly across the hill.
Cold as ice
Kriotherapy, a new treatment from Eastern Europe, is said to work wonders with its sub zero temperatures. But what exactly is is? Patricia Carswell finds out.
Getting a taste for Scotland
Forget what you've heard about deep-fried Mars bars or tartan tins of shortbread. Achiltibuie, in the north-west of Scotland, is an unexpected foodie paradise. Just make sure you go in the summer.