Tall grass and Unicorns.

Sorry I’ve been a little awol, however in my travelling there have been times when I’ve been without that precious commodity, WiFi access. It’s ok, I’m recovering from the pain and anguish, in fact it’s actually quite refreshing to be looking at the scenery and engaging with my mates without distraction.

A Grasshopper in a Jar

My 19 year old daughter gets to vote for the first time in the Australian Federal election. Confusion abounds, unsurprisingly so. The TV news is congested with images of 2 middle-aged men cuddling terrified babies, and it’s only going to get worse. The political platforms are somewhat baffling, in that when claims of equity and […]

The Job of Job Hunting

My teenage daughters are looking for work. Yes, if you’re looking for a babysitter, waitress, retail assistant, do please let me know! You see they have self-funding issues, in that the cash for the Vodka (for the 19 year old), the new jeans, the party costumes (most recently a penguin), and other such necessities of […]

Should I enter MasterChef?

Actually I have no intention whatsoever of doing so, however my daughter keeps telling me that I should compete in a tv cookery competition just because I’m a half decent cook. Really, as if I don’t tell myself enough times in the day things like, “Karen, you really should do something about the fact that […]

Thought for today

What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage.

I was having a really good day until

The weather has been amazing for the time of year and as I was working today (very productive, pretty chuffed) I decided I would walk my puppy on the beach, in the lovely early evening sunshine. Big Mistake; HUGE! I have decided that whilst my puppy is called Toby, and is a Retriever, as distinct […]

“There is nothing Clever about not being Happy” Arnaud Desjardins

That’s a pretty bold statement, Monsieur Some Gardens! I found the quote in a gorgeous book, Buddhist Offerings 365 Days, Edited by Danielle and Olivier Follmi, and published by Thames and Hudson. Alongside of each days’ quote is a stunning photograph, and against this particular quote is a photo of a horse lying on its […]

A short story entitled, “It’s Never too Late”…

When  I was in school, many many years back, girls didn’t have quite the options they do now. I was told maybe I could become a secretary, or a teacher, a policewoman or a nurse (NOT a doctor, mind you). I think Mr Evans, our cute Welsh Geography teacher who doubled as Careers Advisor, just […]

Another Movie Must

Hi again, I’m going to post this now as I’m pretty sure the movie I am about to suggest should be in the dvd stores by now. It’s called, “Intouchables”.