Growing up, as I did, on the west coast of England the sound of seagulls was very common. They seemed to thrive in all sorts of conditions but especially loved the summer holidays when those “inland” people would come down to Cornwall for their seaside fix. These visitors didn’t really know about how crafty the… Continue reading The sound of seagulls
What will it be like to travel again? Just even getting on a plane – will we remember what to do? Honestly – how many times have you sat in your seat on the aircraft totally ignoring the flight attendant as she runs through the usual instructions for how to fasten (and loosen) your seat… Continue reading Have we forgotten how to travel?
I should include this quote in full – as said by none other than Buzz Aldrin – “I know the sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the Moon — and I made some of them!” Buzz Aldrin Now although you cannot walk on the moon (yet) you can choose to fly… Continue reading The sky is not the limit
Well the masks are starting to come off and there will be a rush to the make up counter for lipstick which will become as valuable as toilet paper used to be. Maybe it’s a good time to buy shares in the make up industry. We have got so used to wearing masks and, while… Continue reading Buy shares in lipstick
Doesn’t that song bring back memories? Gladys Knight and the Pips if you are wracking your brain. Have you ever been on a midnight train? I have and I must confess I didn’t sleep that well. I heard every station that we pulled into and tossed and turned in my bed. Johannesburg to Cape Town… Continue reading Midnight train to Georgia
Do you remember that old TV show Name that Tune? I feel like I am a contestant on this show just about every day as I sit at my desk and listen to on hold music. In fact as I type this I am doing exactly that. This particular on hold message is rather irritating… Continue reading Name that tune
Don’t you love it how sports sayings and expressions have made their way into our general conversation. I honestly don’t understand the game of baseball (it wasn’t exactly popular in South Africa) but yes, I use the expression “touch base” with gay abandon. Honestly, I still really don’t know what it means from a baseball… Continue reading Up your game Karen!
Anyone who has ever lived in a touristy town or city knows that incoming tourism is very important for the economy. It is what keeps small business going – but my goodness, we tourists have done a horrible job of behaving ourselves. But then along came COVID. Travel stopped. Cities breathed. Waters cleared. Local residents… Continue reading Why tourists are not loved
This is not a column by an Agony Aunt on how to patch up your ailing marriage, nor is it a racy 50 Shades type article. Sorry! But there really is a description of a type of bed known as a Matrimonial Bed. I giggled when I came across this description of the junior suite… Continue reading The Matrimonial Bed
Seems like everyone and everything has a National Day to celebrate. Let’s just take a look at this – how did this all start? It seems a campaign which started in 2013 under the hashtag #CelebrateEveryDay. Well, they certainly seem to be reaching the bottom of the barrel with this one. Let’s take a look… Continue reading Not just groundhog day