Almost Home

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever […]

Making Music And Sending Love From Hong Kong

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”~ Victor Hugo Hey, Lovelies. Ben, Trishy and I have been in Hong Kong for the past few days, working on our Academy, planning our year ahead and attending the Stationery Fair. The fires at home are never far from our mind, […]

Thoughts On The Blessing of Clean Air

‘Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul.’ ~ Emily Dickinson Hello, Lovelies. This morning I am thinking about Emily Dickinson’s poem about a small bird who survives cold, storms, gales and exhile. The bird who is symbolic of human frailty, and also of human hope and optimism in the face of […]

A Dumpling Tour of Shanghai

Dumplings are for good happiness. Dumplings are for good health. All the time eating dumplings is a very good time and Shanghai Soup Dumplings are Number One in all of the world for best good dumplings.~ Mae, Shanghai Dumpling expert Hello, Lovelies!Ben and I are in Shanghai right now. Yesterday we enjoyed a fabulous tour […]

Holding You In My Heart

“Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children.” ~ Gautama Buddha Hello, Lovelies. I awoke despairing yesterday. My usual morning meditation did not lift my mood. I am in Hong Kong, at the start of […]

The Luxury Of Flowers

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo Hey, Lovelies! I’m in Hong Kong right now, a destination renowned for its luxury shopping. But I’m not a shopping kind of girl, although I enjoy looking at things. At my age I have enough stuff, and I’m not interested in buying things simply […]

A Late-Afternoon Walk In Hong Kong

“Every inch of space was used. As the road narrowed, signs receded upwards and changed to the vertical. Businesses simply soared from ground level and hung out vaster, more fascinatingly illuminated shingles than competitors. We were still in a traffic tangle, but now the road curved. Shops crowded the pavements and became homelier. Vegetables, spices, […]

Thank You For Making My Birthday So Special!!!

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus Hello, Lovelies! From my heart to you I just wanted to give you the biggest hug, and to thank you for all of your birthday wishes and greetings. There are too many for me to respond personally. I was overwhelmed by the avalanche of love […]

Sleeping In My Own Bed!

“Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness. That is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep…”
~ C.S. Lewis

Weirdly Almost Famous

If you DO happen to know who I am and you ever see me and want to come up and say hi, please feel free. I’m not the woman off the TV but I do write an awesome blog!

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