When ‘selfie’ was announced by Oxford Dictionary last week as its word of the year for 2013, I smiled… just quietly to myself, not down the lens of my smartphone. Yes, I hear the sighs about newly-made-up words going into the dictionary. I hear the cries of narcissism and cultural decline that have been debated … Continue reading Can’t help my selfie, bad habits?
Something my Dad used to say after he retired has come back to me lately for a couple of reasons. He used to laugh about the word ‘retired’ and say that he had never worked so hard in his life. That was very true. On retirement he took up running a 100-acre farm. He had … Continue reading Make the most of every day
Those who travel on their own, particularly women, are people I have always looked upon with great admiration and respect. I was never quite sure where they got the courage and confidence to travel to another country on their own and keep themselves safe – particularly where they don't know the language. At some stage … Continue reading ‘Oui’ does not mean stop