Category Archives: Travel

Changing Aspects

The moon, full and glowing last night, appeared also very small and distant in the heavens: Now cooler mornings followed by hot bright days signify the start of a new season for me. The pockets of humidity that built into … Continue reading

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Airport Coffee Shop Philosophy

Sitting in the airport having a coffee after a smooth trip up from Goa to Mumbai – 3 hours to go before boarding to the UK (failing any hiccups) and I started to think – which, as any of my … Continue reading

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Horny traffic news!

In my recent post re trafficking in India, I omitted the staple of all driving in India and that is probably because I have become immune to it. Please HORN Yes! – a sign seen throughout India on the back … Continue reading

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More trafficking – an integral part of Indian culture??

So these are some observations I have while driving in India (well Goa, but I doubt it is different elsewhere!). 1. No-one drives on the left side of the road -In fact everyone usually drives in the middle.  I had … Continue reading

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Carbs could be the killing the mood.

So I have been feeling low lately and I was trying to establish where the lethargy of mind had seeped into me and when this has started. My usual verve to zip out and about on my day off was … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap & Filling In

Well, August for me was one of filling in gaps and juggling days of work and discussing when I would return to UK and what length of visa to get, etc. In addition to that I had the dentist! Having … Continue reading

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Rumination without digestion

So I just spent the 3rd of 3 consecutive days off this week and boy have I felt relaxed……..so much so that I actually have achieved very little in my search for what to do next in my life. I … Continue reading

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Positively buoyant business

So I was pondering how I feel at the moment – which is incredibly buoyed up and positive. This got me thinking about the experiences in my career that make me an upbeat person, and one who,  as a good … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Mother Nature

This is the fascinating Aloe Eggplant and is a wonderful plant remedy. This is not to be confused with the Aubergine Eggplant – which is pretty obvious as it is a different colour anyway! The Aloe Eggplant is so named … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beasts

  Amazing and beautiful Writing Spider What a wondrous web you weave Of finely spun silken threads of moonbeams: Biding your time, With your corkscrew signature Holding you secure, You wait for passing prey.   Ugly – the lies and … Continue reading

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Calmer & Karma

Interesting things happen when I am carrying out my work for others. Usually I am overlooked, forgotten about and left to my own devices – which suits me fine – I do a great job and thus the clients with whom I … Continue reading

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A Writing Spider on the Web

I found this wonderful specimen outside my balcony this morning and having captured it on camera I decided later in the day to see what is was. I have now discovered that it is a Writing or Agriope (ORB)  Spider … Continue reading

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Home – shopping- a hobby?

Not that long before I head back to the UK for a visa renewal and I am trying to consider all the things to get here that family may like – possibly the Ayurveda and herbal health stuff would be … Continue reading

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Flying the flags of India and Italy

So Independence Day has come like any other – I have seen no flag-flying or flag-wearing people. The only difference I have heard is that my friends kids had to go to school (on a National Holiday) and be there … Continue reading

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Independent thinking

It is Independence Day here on Thursday and according to Wikipedia: “The flagship event in Independence Day celebrations takes place in Delhi, where the prime minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers from its ramparts a … Continue reading

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EId or Buddhism or Independance – who really cares – missed the coach again?

So Cowes week finishes soon and I missed it all – never mind – who cares really? There is always next year or……….? Tomorrow is Eid and the time the Muslims break their fast as the whole month of Ramadan … Continue reading

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Oh Bouy!

I have now discovered that my sister and brother-in-law are NOT at Cowes this year so the Etchells’ “Elvis” has nothing to do with them at all!!! Anyway, I am sure my other brother-in-law Gerry would want that particular boat … Continue reading

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Is Coaching or Training an Integral part of Life?

I am a very good trainer of people – not just staff – I love human beings and I love to see them develop themselves so my love of training goes deeper than superficial. I can take anyone who is … Continue reading

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Often you don’t need to dig deep to find the most beautiful Christels!

What an uplifting experience I had this weekend. I had made the decision to drive over to Cavelossim and there I had the pleasure of observing, for a short time, a group of 12 & 13 year olds who were … Continue reading

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It’s a wonderful life ………..or not depending on the circumstances!

So my Indian friend tells me he got discriminated against by members of his family because he is STILL single! What is all that about?  Is this the Indian arranged marriage situation?  – Well not really because they are modern … Continue reading

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