This story begins, as all good ones do, with Queen Elizabeth II’s green coat. Supposedly, the Queen celebrated yet another birthday and she made her public appearance in a green coat which gave meme creators across the world the rather ingenuous idea of using her as a backdrop for everything including pepperoni. It never ceases… Read More Ok Google. Meaning of Life?
This is Marley Marley is one cool giraffe He lives the good life If he sees you, he will buy you a drink If he likes you, he will make up a poem or song about you He does not own an alarm clock Marley is pretty chilled out Be like Marley PS: Marley nearly… Read More Be Like Marley
If last week saw us hugging and weeping over the sofa, declaring it to be a family member, the New Year weekend had us determined to politely, but firmly, get rid of it. We still love it and all that jazz, and shall be really sad to let it go, but there is only so… Read More Sofa, so good Part II
The husband and I have been talking about this for several months now. We have discussed the pros and cons and looked at it from every angle. We feel that we are ready to make this commitment – both emotionally and financially. We believe that our relationship, weathering the many ups and downs that life… Read More Sofa, So Good
“Well-being I would describe as the ability to be creative, to be aware, and to respond; to be independent and fully active, and by this very fact to be one with the world. To be concerned with being, not with having; to experience joy in the very act of living–and to consider living creatively as… Read More Erich Fromm on Crocheting
It was a day like any other, in Calcutta (or Kolkata, if you insist) last week. After one sugary confection too many, I put on my running shoes and sauntered down to the neighboring park. Dusk was settling in for the night, comfortably spreading her dark wings over the sky. Someone had lit a bonfire… Read More Slices of Old Calcutta and the Childhood Sky
It seems selfish, and shameful that I should be planning my next wanderlust trip against the backdrop of the headlines from Paris, Baghdad and Beirut. When entire nations are in mourning, what right does one person have to carry on, seemingly unaffected, blithely planning a trip which involves pointless hedonistic activities such as swimming with… Read More In pursuit of some answers and happiness