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?
Have you joined me in my closet yet? No? Please don’t delay. You are missing out on some of my most profound musings (joking). But why the closet? Well from a sound perspective it works beautifully. It is a small well sound proofed room and successfully cuts out the echo. I got that hint from… Continue reading Inside my closet
That’s what my dad used to call us when we watched too much television. What a joke! We only had two channels at the time and we loved it. 5 o’clock would be time to rush into the house so we could watch Dr Who or whatever else might be on “Children’s Hour”. In those… Continue reading Square-eyed
Hey, my name is Wally and a funny thing happened to me on the way to the feeding grounds. I guess I was just being lazy by wanting to hitch a ride on that little iceberg but it seemed like a good idea at the time. To be honest I was getting sick and tired… Continue reading Gosh, I must have dozed off
I was quite optimistic when I started off this morning. Bright and early into the office, a nice cup of coffee on my desk and my files stacked up neatly. If I call early like this I am sure to get someone wide awake and ready to help, I thought. I picked up the file… Continue reading Another nightmare