Social Media Rituals or “the timeless human desire for attention?”

I have deliberately avoided any mention of the political peccadilloes concerning the latest scandal that is Anthony Weiner, NY Democrat representative in the US Congress. There is enough information out there for anyone… Continue reading

The One That Got Away

A wonderful post, Dwellology, written by a New York realtor, caught my eye yesterday.  Written from the heart, it exposed pangs in mine as I remembered, whilst trying so hard to forget, the… Continue reading

My Hurting Head

I know I have a brain because my head is hurting.  My poor brain, getting smaller with age, did not need to be soaked and swollen with the vodka martini which seemed such… Continue reading

Yosemite At Last . . .

Or farewell winter . . . Last days of May are fading fast. Here in New York summer has muscled its bossy way in, firmly shutting the door on any leftover spring gentility.… Continue reading

The People You Meet

Or rather, the people who meet you. Stepping out yesterday a gentleman stopped me in the street.  He had a mobile telephone to his ear and I assumed his stopping me with an “excuse… Continue reading

The Pull of Savage Beauty

Stepping into the world of the late Alexander McQueen‘s Savage Beauty, a retrospective of his two decades in fashion now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is to step… Continue reading

Sun Protection . . .

. . . always so important! Sitting in the sunshine of the Civic Centre, wonderful San Francisco where colourful is always a guarantee. What is not to love!

Marie and Maria . . .

. . . and the attempts to live happily ever after with Mr Right. Sitting in the bar of a hotel in San Francisco, my company for the duration was the television tuned to… Continue reading

More News from Newt

Can’t wait till Wednesday!  Apparently that is the day Newt Gingrich announces he will be throwing his hat into the ring as a Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential election. So, if I… Continue reading

Yes We Can and Yes He did!

Obama takes out Osama. So many issues.  The birthers braying for Obama’s certification one week to the deliverance of Osama Bin Laden the next. Arriving back in New York from London only an… Continue reading

Wedding Bells . . .

. . . will soon ring out in celebration of the union of Prince William and his bride, Catherine.  It feels almost as though, standing there together, about to take their vows, she… Continue reading

A Certain Wedding . . .

Last week, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson made a magnificent splash in the warm waters of Bondi Beach. Wearing a burkini. Photos of her appeared all over the front pages of  the UK dailies and… Continue reading

Bluebells, Blossom and Birdsong . . .

Here in the sun under a cloudless blue sky in Devon, bluebells, blossom and birdsong are the orders of the day.  As is taking barefoot pleasure in the green grass of home.  The… Continue reading

The Long Road to Beatty, Nevada

What started out as a simple journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco, albeit via Death Valley and Yosemite, yielded the pleasure of hospitality in the wonderful town of Beatty, Nevada. Death Valley… Continue reading

Closing Borders

Did coffee kill the big book store? Once upon a time, book stores sold books.  Wall to wall, floor to ceiling, the latest hard-backs sat primed at the front with their luscious glossy covers,… Continue reading