8 mn read Who would have expected to learn so much about death and beyond from a cat? Then again, who would you learn from?
16 mn read Recently, my son Marlon and I went travelling together in Senegal. We were, it turns out, a bewildering combo. One rarely witnessed, if the reactions were anything to go by.
5 mn read During my teenage years, growing up Melbourne, Australia during the 1970s, travel was never far from my mind.
4 mn read I first experienced being naked in public in my twenties, when I went to the Greek island of Ios with a girlfriend…
7 mn read I’m talking personal development here, not a coffin or a chutney-making one. These emotion-evoking workshops are all about transforming oneself in order to go out and transform the world. It starts with the self and expands out into the world. That’s the idea – love, love, love.
8 mn read How do you go from fantasizing about travelling to actually boarding a plane and letting your dreams take flight? You’ve been imagining travelling to a dream destination for years, but how do you make that leap from reverie to reality?
5 mn read I met my man when he was 50 and we married three years later when I reached my own half-century…
8 mn read Pilgrimage – originally a journey to the shrine of a saint or holy person, undertaken alone or in the company (think the Canterbury Tales) to give thanks, worship, ask them for something or just taking the time to work things out at a turning point in life.
5 mn read Imagine a windy but warm night at 10pm on 1 August 2017. Three women gather outside a blue beach hut at Hove Lagoon. Fishing boat lights twinkle on the horizon, and Carl and John, the two resident homeless chaps are already bedded down for the night on their beach shelter benches.
8 mn read I could feel my heart beginning to swell as I approached the brow of the hill, and I freewheeled down, until there she was before me – my beloved river: my place of sanctuary and delight…