Travelling around gets you thinking. Hours spent sitting on planes and trains reminds you of previous journeys, places you’ve visited, memories you created. Sometimes, it can make you think of … Continue reading The Roads I Didn’t Travel
I’ve just spent 10 days in Singapore. At the tip of the Malay peninsula and the crossing point between India, Australia and China, it has been a meeting point for … Continue reading Cultural Collision or Communion?
Surrounded by shining glass walls. Metal and flashing screens, colour and sound. Crowding in so close and so high you forget the size of the sky. Pasted up the sides … Continue reading A Farewell to Japan
If you listen to Mr. Daily Mail, you will not inflict your offspring on anyone until they are capable of being in public spaces without being annoying. When they get … Continue reading Staying Sane on a Plane with a Baby
When we visit places, we always look to the past. Seek out the origins to better understand the culture and the town that sits there now. Certain places wear their … Continue reading Can You See Yourself in History?
I’ve always enjoyed visiting places that unsettle me. Where the scents and sights are so different that simple actions become fascinating. In China, even after being there for months, there … Continue reading Disorientated
Moments of consequence only become so after they have passed. Once you have enough distance to appreciate their magnitude. Sitting on a plane, the world shrunk to a line of … Continue reading Big Moments, Little Moments
Apparently I’m a Xennial. Caught between two generations. Not clueless about the tide of technology and social media like Generation X, nor steeped in it since childhood like the Millennials. … Continue reading Packing Up is Hard to Do
For regular readers, you may have noticed a little gap in my posting. That was down to the small matter of having given birth and then spent the last few … Continue reading Where Have You Been?
We al love the idea of leaving the dreary hum of normality behind. Magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, call it what you like, almost everyone can think of an example … Continue reading How to have a Magical Time – Reading or Writing
My shelf is in danger of falling down. We put it up to replace the bedside tables, so it hovers above our heads, laden with all the stuff I used … Continue reading Non-Fiction (like pie) is your Friend
Recently, I’ve found myself with more time on my hands. This freakish turn of events has led to all sorts of developments. There are things in drawers and cupboards that … Continue reading Mental Maintenance