Posted in November 2011

Charlie Brown says…

I always loved Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty but as a child watching those cartoons, I think the underlying message was often lost.  Watching your favourites again as an adult can often offer some priceless pearls of wisdom…  The creator of that comic strip “Peanuts”, Charles Schultz has an interesting and worthwhile philosophy. Read his following … Continue reading

Knickers in a twist…

So this morning I was getting dressed in the change room at the gym, when a woman slinks in beside me to use the same mirror. We are both standing there, moisturising, drying our hair, putting our face on when she suddenly lifts her arm up to pull her hair back. My jaw dropped open … Continue reading


Today has been one full of interesting little bits and pieces. It started with a funny conversation I overheard in the gym change rooms this morning. American woman #1 – “Oh hey Lisa, I hear your heading down under for Christmas?” America woman #2 – “Oh yeah! Cant wait…we’re flying in to Sydney then travelling … Continue reading

Curry in a Hurry: Part Two

575km west of Jaipur and 11 hours by road, we finally reached Jaisalmer. A saffron tinged desert city smack bang in the heart of the Thar Desert and 60km from the Pakistan border. It is about as close as you can get to the Pakistan border without risking some cheap accommodation in prison. On arriving … Continue reading

Curry in a Hurry: Part One

In August 2011 we planned a two week trip to India. We flew from Hong Kong to Delhi, trained it from Delhi to Agra and Agra to Jaipur, took a 11 hour taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, another train from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, and flew from Jodhpur to Mumbai and Mumbai back to Hong Kong . 2 weeks … Continue reading