Drie Gebroeders (Three Brothers) is a common name for a Dutch vessel, often the result of several brothers co-owning her, or as in the case of my 121-year-old lady, the original skipper having that many sons. A quick look through … Continue reading A girl called Neeltje
For the first time in my life, I had to listen to what my body was saying, concentrate on calming my mind and learn a whole raft of new skills to cope with a suddenly less able physique. Continue reading A Homeland Odyssey Beckons.
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?
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
I ventured to the regal setting of Audley End House and Gardens, little guessing what a treat was in store Continue reading A day trip to Audley End – in search of unexpected Essex
Should I even write a thirteenth blog? In our western culture, it stands alone as the number most likely to affect our actions and choices. Continue reading Number 13 – could it be lucky for you?
The current worldwide hysteria over immigration has left me, and I am sure many others, disturbed, saddened and uneasy Continue reading Have we forgotten what happened in our shared history?
So, how do you spend your Sunday; in praise, in bed with a mountain of print or heading for a leisurely brunch? Continue reading Sunday – Solemn Sabbath or News day?