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
Yes there are lots of language problems these days – and I am not talking about foreign languages but good old English. Seems that over the years popular phrases and expressions get “adopted” into the mainstream which are totally incorrect but because we hear it so often it begins to sound correct and has wiggled… Continue reading Language problems
I have learnt that in Canada nothing can happen until the May long weekend. After having lived here for 25 years I understand this and in fact today made a decision that I will continue to wear my boots until the long weekend because you just never know what is going to happen. It could… Continue reading It’s garden season
I recently read an article about the Delft little blue houses that you get given by KLM when you fly business class. KLM have been doing this since 1950 and release a new house every October. For frequent travellers you can just imagine what their collections look like. Every single miniature house is modeled on… Continue reading Is it collecting or hoarding?
You know we have all been dreaming of the day we can travel again. Just going through old photos of past trips makes me sigh. Oh gosh, remember that wonderful little cafe at Bellagio on Lake Como? Oh my goodness, every night we had sundowners there – crisp sparkling prosecco and complimentary snacks. And then… Continue reading The most over-rated travel experiences
Well that is the big question, isn’t it? I have been asked by a few people where I will be going when things open up again. Now that’s like taking a kid into the candy store and saying “What would you like?”…. ummmm …. everything? I feel therefore that when I think about where my… Continue reading Where to next?