Ancient Rules for HumanKind

Ancient Rules for HumanKind

Treat others as you would want to be treated yourself – is a saying I’ve always kept in mind. Recently I was listening to a radio item when I learnt that variations of this wise motto have Olympic status. There’s the Silver Rule which attributes Chinese...
Losing A Best Friend

Losing A Best Friend

No more hour-long phone calls. Time’s up! for sharing our honest feelings, having that listening ear and getting good advice. A cuppa together, but a memory. And I’ll likely never again have that welcome when I come to her door; the heartfelt hug she would insist on...
Domestic Learner

Domestic Learner

The idea to have curtains in my bedroom first came to me back in January. I spent a couple of weeks casually debating with myself if curtains would allow me to roll up the blinds and have the two windows open at night for some air, and yet keep my bedroom dark enough,...
Cool Cats Don’t Copy

Cool Cats Don’t Copy

On an evening stroll around Belsize Village, I chanced upon such a beauty that I instantly fell in lust. A sleek two-seater black Ferrari, translated in my imagination to a regal panther pre-pounce, compelled me to take a photo. As I reluctantly walked away, I was...
Stayin’ Alive By Being Live

Stayin’ Alive By Being Live

Call me behind time, but I only just watched the 2020 Oscar winning Nomadland. What I love about this beautifully scripted and superbly filmed movie is how it shows the power of a kind community to help the heart broken protagonist, played by Francis McDormand, to...
Stop And Taste The Cake

Stop And Taste The Cake

I’m a hyper local lass. It could be a habit left over from lockdowns, but truth is everything I need is in Belsize Park or Hampstead or on the Finchley Road. In the spring and summertime, I might not even bother to go to a nearby park to get my nature nourishment,...