Questions of Travel

"Is it lack of imagination that makes us come to imagined places, not just stay at home? Or could Pascal have been not entirely right about just sitting quietly in one's room? The poet Elizabeth Bishop looks at travel from both sides, celebrating the chance to encounter the world for ourselves, experience its wonders first hand … Continue reading Questions of Travel


10 Things That Made Me Smile Today

Recently I read that in order to be happy we need to think five constructive thoughts for every one that is destructive.  Compliment ourselves five times to negate a single incident of self-doubt. Be five times kinder than we are critical. This is not always as easy as it sounds, so on challenging days it … Continue reading 10 Things That Made Me Smile Today

Best Blog Reads and Other Stories

It's Saturday night and I am snuggled up in front of a roaring fire, having devoured a huge evening meal and a weekend chocolate treat.  Things could be a lot worse. To chill out I am perusing some great offerings from around the blogosphere. Firstly, this montage tribute to romance in the movies made me smile … Continue reading Best Blog Reads and Other Stories