The sound of seagulls

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

Name that tune

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

Up your game Karen!

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!

Why tourists are not loved

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