This arid landscape was littered with previously-drowned, stony villages, a legacy of the sixties’ Franco regime, skeletons of dry stone walls stretched across the dusty plain and a tiny stone shepherd’s shelter, long submerged, lay exposed in the lower levels. Continue reading Real Spain; Day two-the arid road to Salamanca
Last night, I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of the April full moon before it disappeared magically, up into a dim bank of dusky cloud and I sensed the turn of the earth and the changing seasons as so many will have done before me. Continue reading Can the Pink Moon change your life?
Nomads were once pastoral people, travelling slowly with families and herds of animals. Today’s Global Nomads are a very different tribe, usually opting to move singly or in pairs and preferring to be highly mobile Continue reading Nomads – Challenging the Norm
On the one hand, there is the beauty and magic of the country, the vibrancy of colours, the rich flavours of the food and the historic monuments proclaiming the wonder of the country’s historic past. In stark contrast, however, one cannot escape the wretched sight of the poor, particularly the women and their children, which pervades every journey. Continue reading Women of India
I’d like to propose that one day in seven is not enough, for any of us. Let’s look at how we can get that Friday Feeling any, or even every, day of the week. Continue reading That Friday Feeling – on a Monday?
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?