Month: October 2017

Love thy neighbourhood

Spring is here, and don’t we appreciate it. Today was my first long-ish walk on the hill behind my home for a few weeks. I’m a Polyanna at the best of times, and today I’m glad I was alone, because (internally at least) I was insufferably happy for far too long. I hope that you […]

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Air travel style: from glamour to practicality in one lifetime

In Singapore Airport T1,I was admiring the confident, relaxed travellers all around me and remembering my first trips on a commercial airline, in the early 1960s. At the time, air travel seemed impossibly glamorous and we were all strongly aware that these journeys were changing the world of travel forever. We bought special outfits or […]

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Which cabin bag?

Shortly I’m off on a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur, always a great pleasure. But this entails torturing myself over the issue of The Travel Bag. I take the same dirty little green wheelie bag everywhere: that’s not a problem. I will take my usual wallet on a string for passport and phone and tickets: […]

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A summer writing school with the Write Into Life approach

I’m super-excited to declare that in January 2018 I’ll be offering 3 one-day writing workshops in the Write Into Life mode. That means the writing exercises will all be integrated into real life: either solving real problems or just offering techniques that not only extend your writing skills but also support your well-being. In brief—because […]

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Introducing On Research — a blog for Age Concern New Zealand

Let me introduce a blog written by my friend Professor Judith Davey, On Research. She writes this for Age Concern in New Zealand, who have “a passion to see older people experience well-being, respect, dignity, and be included and valued.” Here’s a link to her latest article: University Study in Retirement — Choices and Balance […]

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