When I travelled to Venezuela in December 1998, the country was gripped by Chavez fever. He was to be the new president of the country and there were posters of his name and face everywhere. Two days ago, Hugo Chavez died at the age of 58 after battling cancer. It’s a sad time for [...]
Last month, Jo Tracey Astrologer nominated me for the very inspiring blogger award and I have to say I was delighted. Wanting to share the love, I am continuing to pass the gratitude on. Here are the rules for the very inspiring blogger award and my own best blogger nominations.
As a final flourish of our Better Bloggers Group which has dominated February’s activity for me, we have a new challenge to write a post on the 5 best things about being self-employed. This challenge has already started and you can read the original post at Entrepreneur Soul here. In a former life, I [...]
I discovered the following video on YouTube from, I believe, 1970 entitled “Raquel Welch – Aquarius and Let The Sun Shine In” and knew I had to share it in a blog post. These are the six reasons why: 1. I am a hippy at heart. 2. Two years ago, I went to see “Hair: [...]
We’re back home from our whirlwind trip to Cologne and its magnificent cathedral (see photo on left). Carnival was as good if not better than I remembered from 10 years ago. Wander along any street at any time of day or night and you come upon a bar where carnival songs are playing and people [...]
The alternative title to this post was: “A Prince, A Farmer, A Virgin And Me”. However, I do think I may have lost a fair few people because, let’s face it, what’s that all about?! These three characters are the Triumvirate of Cologne Carnival, the wildest and craziest Carnival celebration in Germany. In fact, it’s [...]
As part of the Better Blogging Challenge, here are five things you probably didn’t know about me: 1. I slept in the room I was born in until I was 18 This may not be an earth-shattering revelation but how many people have slept in the actual room they were born in for years and [...]
Alternative titles for this post: “How NOT to be a better blogger” “Beaten by the Gas Man” (which appealed to my saucy Scorpio side). Yes, I’m taking on a new monthly challenge entitled Better Blogging. I have committed to writing 3 new blog posts every week and I will be experimenting with different formats and [...]