Language and its importance in the modern world. And example or two of useful, empathetic and compassionate uses of the English language. Also, the disturbing anecdote of a caring person's mistake.
A fairly lighthearted (though basically bitter) retelling of the history of having a room converted into a bathroom. With no offence meant to men on horses, the builders were a crowd of evil cowboys.
A somewhat less than learned attempt to explain Restless Legs Syndrome and possible ways of diminishing its effects. The writer is a sufferer, yet can describe the condition with some little humour.
India, 1946. Independence looms. Day in the life of a Chota Sahib. But this young boy doesn’t realise that he is the baby who will be thrown out with the bathwater. He’s Indian, but the wrong colour.
Pollone, near Biella, near Torino in northern Italy. The end of too short a vacation with wonderful friends, good food, delicious wines & staggering views. From me: "Arrivaderci... I leave my heart".
Come with me to Pollone in the Province of Piedmont, Italy. Dine on the most amazing food in the most charming settings then walk home with Olga & me on cobbled streets. Can you hear the call of bats?
Come and dine with me and my charming Italian hostess at ‘Ristorante Croce Bianca - Via Santuario d'Oropa’. Indulge yourself with the best food in the company of the loveliest people.
Pollone. Discover the rustic charm of the well in Pollone, a charming village near Biella, northern Italy. Discover also the charm of one special gabinetto. Expand your horizons; village style.
Piedmont, northern Italy. The Piedmontese; some of the most charming and welcoming people one could ever hope to meet. Come on holiday with me and meet some of my friends. You are sure to love them.
Aphrodite sleeping - Louvre But if you wake before the dawn &nb
A deeply sensitive and, I hope, empathetic attempt to gently guide the recently (or otherwise) made single again. There is hope, dear friends, of rebuilding trust... Alternately one could try murder.
There are people, and surely you know some, Who have told you already, this year, That they won’t be sending out C cards The ones full of Greetings and Cheer They say that their reasons are simple ...