Travelling to any European city with kids, whatever their ages, doesn’t necessarily change the way you do things. But it does mean that you have to take more than yourselves into consideration when deciding which city will be the best one to visit. (more…)
You are in Alleppey in Kerala. Home of the well-advertized houseboat. You are maybe thinking of booking a houseboat or some other mode of transport to see the Kerela backwaters. But you want your experience to be unique. You don’t want to be ripped off. You don’t want to feel like just another tourist. (more…)
Dear Wine, I love you.
Ask any woman of a certain age to list the top 5 loves of her life, and I can pretty much guarantee that wine will be one of them. And rightly so. A recent survey suggests that in moderation wine is good for you. Wine makes you relax. Wine makes you happy. Oh, Wine. You need to hear how much I love you…
Dear Wine, (more…)
I had my first child when I was 30. He started school when I was 34. You think you know it all at 30, but of course, this isn’t true. Nor at 40, and probably not 50, 60, 70 or 80 either. I suppose life would be boring if we knew it all. Sort of. But. There are things that I do know now, things that had I known then would have made my life a damn sight easier. Or maybe just my conscience clearer. Mostly around the whole school thing.
It’s Sunday, and I’m in the library. Alone. The reason for this being that I refused to play a game for two hours with my husband and children.
The game in question?
I’ll say that again in case you didn’t quite get it. Frisbee. Golf.
I know. (more…)