Part 1 is here Yes. the Carmelite sisters taught me all I know about discipline, hard work, rebellion and self respect. They also opened all our letters, read them, censored them with a marking pen and then handed them over. I was a small thin girl with short hair. So sister Paula called me to … More Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes and listens with the soul – Part 2
I suppose we all have, ok. maybe not all of us. some of us maybe? a few of us? Never mind! For those of us who have read the book, Too good to leave, Too bad to stay, the knowledge that it could be time to leave, or time to commit, probably comes after Diagnostic … More Too good to stay relationships?
A few weeks ago, maybe months even, I wrote about the bus driver who drove away from me when I was so close, so so close, I thought he must have been mis-handled as a child; which may have damaged his sense of empathy (or sympathy). Unfortunate what our upbringing can do to us. Today, … More Not all bus drivers were abused as children; apparently
Delusional, I know. I am born Kenyan. So I feel a kind of pride in the name Obama, though according to his birth certificate, he is American. Most of the jury in my head is still out on that one. I am a woman, so I feel my feathers flutter every time Mr Obama, the … More Bye Bye Michelle!!! Finally you are leaving President (Mr) Obama!
In December, I read an interesting piece which challenged gentlemen to avoid Scandinavia because their services were really not needed. Or appreciated. Today, on my way home from work on the commuter train, the presence of a gentleman made itself felt. And I immediately remembered the piece referred to above. So when I got home, … More Gentlemen alive and well in Scandinavia
At 02:00 am, 5 children are standing outside the 3 bedroom house. The youngest boy is between 4-5 years old. He is shaking. Crying. The sister, 14 years old is holding his hand. She too is shaking, but silent. The man. Husband. Father. is beating his wife inside the house. Shouting obscenities. She is a … More To loose love
I have been on vacation. 3 weeks. It was great, well needed and well deserved after one of the toughest years of my life. I didn’t know this before but when a flight is cancelled, well, when my flight home from vacation was cancelled, the airline (#Turkish-airlines) booked a five star hotel. I will tell … More The “nightmare” of Cancelled Flights (& plans)