Perseverance or sheer stubbornness?

It’s the Christmas holidays and I’m spending the holdidays just like I have most of the past 6 months, fighting to breathe and survive allergic reactions. I’m not sure at this point if I’ve survived the past 6 months due Continue reading Perseverance or sheer stubbornness?

St. Nicholas Day & Christmas Baking

Normally I would go away in the odd years for the Christmas holidays. However, last year I was in the midst of moving so as I was in the middle of unpacking, and having the back yard (garden) fenced before Continue reading St. Nicholas Day & Christmas Baking

Why can’t the anonymous just be left alone?

I’ve noticed a common trend recently. That is that when somebody does something nice for another, firstly it’s no longer considered ‘normal’ but makes the news and gets splashed all over the internet but secondly, that people then go out of Continue reading Why can’t the anonymous just be left alone?

How loud is too loud?

It’s Hearing Awareness week and as a result, there are some good video demonstrations of how easy it is for people to damage their hearing. One of the best is this one, available on Facebook. This is a short video Continue reading How loud is too loud?

Music and movies: The soundtrack to my life

It would have been Robin William’s 65th birthday yesterday (21st July 2016). When watching a review of his life I somehow ended up watching a video of Patrick Swayze singing ‘Love Hurts’. I hadn’t realised prior to this that Patrick Continue reading Music and movies: The soundtrack to my life