She sat at the bus stop and spoke to strangers. She is not a better person. She says. Far from it. She is a work in progress. A difficult, opinionated, happy, work in progress. Daily reminding herself that she needs to be kinder. She needs to think kinder thoughts. To be more mindful. To be … More The Subtle Art of Not Forgiving
If you don’t do anything else this month, do this! 2016 ended with the hysteria of Have a Valentine Dinner with Idris Elba. Now, don’t get me wrong. I have had my moments with Idris, but he is getting on; isn’t he? Dare: In 2017, let anyone, & I mean anyone, up a video like … More Recommended Art: The 2 movies to watch this Month
Part 1 is here Yes. the Carmelite sisters taught me all I know about discipline, hard work, rebellion and self respect. They also opened all our letters, read them, censored them with a marking pen and then handed them over. I was a small thin girl with short hair. So sister Paula called me to … More Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes and listens with the soul – Part 2
It is valentine’s day tomorrow. I will be quite happy if an sms/whatsapp/messenger message finds its way to me asking how I am doing. Genuinely asking. This weekend, we spoke about valentine’s day. For some reason it was almost ½hr dialog about “how rabbits celebrate valentine’s day”. How decent, adult people; and lady brought up … More Valentine’s day & the rabbit stew
I suppose we all have, ok. maybe not all of us. some of us maybe? a few of us? Never mind! For those of us who have read the book, Too good to leave, Too bad to stay, the knowledge that it could be time to leave, or time to commit, probably comes after Diagnostic … More Too good to stay relationships?
At 02:00 am, 5 children are standing outside the 3 bedroom house. The youngest boy is between 4-5 years old. He is shaking. Crying. The sister, 14 years old is holding his hand. She too is shaking, but silent. The man. Husband. Father. is beating his wife inside the house. Shouting obscenities. She is a … More To loose love
I have been on vacation. 3 weeks. It was great, well needed and well deserved after one of the toughest years of my life. I didn’t know this before but when a flight is cancelled, well, when my flight home from vacation was cancelled, the airline (#Turkish-airlines) booked a five star hotel. I will tell … More The “nightmare” of Cancelled Flights (& plans)