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(When all else fails) Fly The Plane Yourself

Not the best metaphor given my fear of flying and self-medication on even the shortest of journeys but sometimes you have to break down the cockpit door and wrest control from the pilot, even it if earns you a syringe-full … Continue reading

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Can you hear that?

I have a thing about ambient noise and modern life. I’m not a hippie-type but I do wonder if it’s possible to achieve inner peace without silence yet we’re surrounded by noise all the time. Right now, I can hear … Continue reading

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Dogs or Cats?

I seems to me that everything in life at the moment boils down to the single question: dogs or cats? It is a question which has separated mankind for, one presumes, centuries, if not millennia. Very occasionally, I would meet … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Showers

Today, I had my first shower in about a year. Before everyone reaches for their nose-peg, I will say that was because I am a confirmed bath-taker. To me, it’s a bit like the cats or dogs debate – dogs … Continue reading

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A Right Pain in the Package

  “I’m never doing this again,” said my husband, two and a half hours into our transfer from the plane to our hotel. “What’s that?” I asked. “A package holiday,” he said, fiddling with the ineffective blower above his head. … Continue reading

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From the Mouths of Babes

Number 1: Me, feeling mushy: “You’re going to make a lovely lady very happy when you’re all grown-up.” Four-year-old son, knowingly: “Well, I do know how to make a paper frog.” Number 2: “I wanna take a Sophie,” said my … Continue reading

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Glass Ceiling over the U.S.

          I said eight years ago, when it was  race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination that they wouldn’t vote for a woman, and so it proved. I say now, when it’s a race between Hillary … Continue reading

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