It’s Disappointing, but it’s your Issue

Sometimes you struggle to recognise that when someone lets you down, it’s not necessarily about you. It’s not ‘because’ of you or anything you did or didn’t/should or shouldn’t have done. Very often, it’s about them – their baggage, their mentality and their maturity level. In effect, they have let themselves down, you just happened […]

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What the Heck?

How to exasperate your wife! What the heck! No Way! Are you serious? That’s the title of the book I saw a man reading on the train a few weeks ago, he knew very well that we could all see that crazy book cover and I think he was enjoying the curious reactions. As you […]

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Have Bags, Will Travel by D.G. Kaye

Being completely incapable of travelling light myself, the title and colourful cover page of this book got my attention immediately, I couldn’t wait to hear the author reaffirm that I was not alone in this!! I often find myself looking at other people’s suitcases, wondering how on earth they could have packed anything useful in […]

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Never A Dull Moment: Entering The Fourth Age

Well what an interesting and very relevant topic!! I’m probably not the only one noticing the not so subtle increase in self service machines and reduction in humanly manned check out tills in shops/banks/post offices these days, or the general creeping momentum around all things ‘smart’ and the ushering in of a robotic era. We’ve […]

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Fly Away

Amazing Isn’t it amazing that we live in an age where we can just hop on a plane and go more or less anywhere on the planet in matter of hours, or pick up and leave one country and choose to start a new life in another…. Our ability to move around the world is […]

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Nothing

Sometimes we need time to simply be, without doing. Time to give our mind and body a rest, soak up a moment of nothing.

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Money

It comes, it goes Sometimes it flows Why we don’t abolish it, nobody knows It fuels emotions and creates many woes Invest it wisely and sometimes it grows Share if you care, share if you can Think about your future and start making a plan Money changes lives, creates competition, stresses and strife Money has […]

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Have Your Cake and Eat it

Well as we speak I’m still eating it as I brought quite a lot home with me today from the annual UK ‘Cake and Bake Show’ . I ‘d say there are a few reasons why you might want to go to The Cake and Bake Show, the next time it’s on: 1. You can satisfy your […]

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Sunday Lunch!!

A roast dinner with all the trimmings? Nope. Maybe next Sunday. Last Sunday I opted for a meat and tofu mixed Korean take away from the London’s Southbank street food market, followed by some vegetarian Indian crepes and a gooey dessert of vegan chocolate cake. I’m not vegan – but I do keep dairy products […]

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Until

When I stop and think of how much of our lives we spend ‘waiting’ ‘anticipating’ and ‘enduring’ until….. it hit home just how much weight we carry because of this. The scales are tipped heavily toward the ‘until’ rather than the ‘now’. Until Friday Until payday Until that holiday Until Christmas Until the sales Until […]

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A Sunday Well Spent……From Regent Street to Regents Park

London’s Regent Street was blocked off for traffic today and had all sorts of interesting things going on from having a go at beating the fastest tennis slam speed, Cuban musicians, fitness sessions and plenty more. Needless to say I was very quickly distracted from window shopping and decided to go for a wander. We […]

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Texas Floods, Trump Tantrums and Terrorist Attacks

Just a few more random thoughts….. Disasters, controversies and tensions seem to be spiralling out of control across the mainstream media, more and more these days – I can’t keep up with it all. One thing after another, all over the globe. Is it just me or do problems seem to be picking up speed […]

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Today I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything: Lazy Days!

Sing along now….. There are days when you just want to do absolutely nothing of any real use. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Don’t feel guilty. Sometimes you just need to listen to your inner self and give yourself a lazy break (without the hassle of planning, booking and lugging yourself on holiday, […]

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Stationery Addict, Take Note!

Pretty pens, patterned paper and pointy pencils! There is something about nice stationery that I have always found charming and addictive, every since childhood. If you have nice stationery on your desk it just makes home and office tasks all the more enjoyable, be it homework, a shopping list, a journal entry, online research for […]

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Avoid Getting Robbed On Holiday

In addition to Being a Chameleon Abroad here are a few tips to help you avoid being a victim of theft on holiday (and at home): If you must take expensive items out with you, try to make them appear broken or damaged. Stick some tape around parts of your gadgets,  (e.g. parcel tape on your iPad). […]

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What I Love About Summertime

  The smell of freshly cut grass on a hot day. The heat from the sun on my skin. Ice cold drinks taste so much better. Waking up to the sun pushing it’s way into the bedroom. The breeze through the window. The breeze through light clothing. The birds sound all the more melodious. The […]

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