Many people on the waters take their pets along with them, but these have generally been raised from young to respect the water and the captain’s rules. How would my tiny companions adapt, I wondered, and was it fair to expect them to? Continue reading Pets afloat
So, next time you click on the website at the top of page one of your web search, or head for the weekend’s shopping at the biggest retail park you can reach, think what a difference you could make by supporting a business that really needs YOU. Continue reading Is Britain still a “Nation of Shopkeepers”?
Where traditionally we might reach for a chemical medication, Ayurveda recommends the right diet to prevent disease and, when the Western culture and “fast food” has led us astray, soothes with its herbal advice Continue reading The Ayurvedic Diet – fad or future?
The recent release of coins and stamps in celebration of this writer’s life revived a nostalgia in me, so I went in search of the real Miss Potter and discovered we share more than a love of writing. Continue reading Helen Beatrix Potter – mother of today’s conservationists
As I travel nowadays, both abroad and nearer home, I am increasingly aware of the growing number of homeless people on the streets. Every one of them is someone’s child and has a story to tell. Continue reading Homelessness – could it happen to you?
Less than half an hour’s drive, in any direction, through negligible traffic for one used to the joys of the M25 on a Friday evening, transports one out into the gently undulating, verdant landscape Continue reading Northern Ireland – a discovery on your doorstep
next time you pause by the water cooler in a shop or office, or indulge in a bit of “water cooler gossip”, remember you are following in the footsteps of many a Victorian worker Continue reading Water Fountains – have they always been a place for office politics?
Is the Tiny House Movement for you? Originating in the USA, this social movement encourages those who prefer a few hundred feet of living space to a few thousand. Their homes come in all shapes and forms but allow the occupant to live a simpler life in an efficient space. Continue reading Could you live in a tiny home?
A slave to the spreadsheet, the telephone and email, under the control of the Men in Grey, hustling from meeting to meeting, life was blurred. And then my body screamed “HALT”. Continue reading Open your eyes! Beauty and the eye of the beholder
when I became enchanted by a very elderly and somewhat neglected Dutch sailing barge, all the warnings fell on deaf ears Continue reading Tender Loving Care and the revival of a historic Dutch lady