“The Business of life is the acquisition of memories” that is one of the numerous insightful statements that the Dowager Countess character played by Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey came out with. I love the sentiment – it’s just so...Read More
So the kids have left home. Their bedrooms are empty ....or nearly empty. (They have said that you mustn't get rid of those college notes which are, apparently, “invaluable”. And the teenage “treasures” which you threatened to send to the...Read More
Garlic. You either love it or hate it. And for those who hate it food choices, either in a restaurant or in the deli/prepared food aisles of supermarkets, have dwindled to almost nothing. Its a modern phenomenon ....well, fairly modern!...Read More
If only I’d stayed working with horses, I might be a champion dressage star by now. IF ONLY! Do you have any if onlys? Dreams that might have come true if only….. Are some of those dreams still hanging around...Read More
Laura Gardiner, author of the Resolution Foundation's report Stagnation Generation found a range of reasons for the dismal outlook for Millennials when compared to the lot of the Baby Boomer - those born between 1945 and 1965. The report is...Read More
I got one of those Facebook shared links a couple of weeks ago . it was about smiling at strangers and how it can cheer them up and even prevent suicide! A bit over the top I thought but I...Read More
The say laughter is the best medicine - well creativity is up there too! Recent reports (like this one) have shown that being creative can reduce doctors visits. Researchers discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting,...Read More
This short video is based on a true story.