Alpaca Farm and Lazerfun? What are these, and why together? It is Dudu’s birthday, he is 7. YeYe, (Grandfather) has a day off work, so he arranged a day out for his grandson, brother and cousins (and sundry other adults, like me). We had a wonderful time. First to an alpaca Farm (also ducks and … More Alpaca Farm and Lazerfun
The New Economics Foundation (well worth looking at) listed five acts that we can all do, that promote wellbeing: connecting to the people around us (grandsons and their cousins – tick) being active in our bodies (see below – tick) taking notice of the world (driving hire car on left in New Zealand – tick) … More Activity promotes Wellbeing
Staying in Orkney for a few days, at Burray. We left from Aberdeen last Saturday. Wonderful days – see Stromness and the Pier Art Gallery, travel around by bus. Thank you Scotland’s free bus travel for older people. We have been teenagers and dog- sitting, the last seen most, the teens hardly at all, … More Few days in Orkney
It is election day in UK. I have voted. The way the system works means I vote for one member of the UK parliament, out of a selection of candidates, for this particular constituency in which I live. UK people do not vote for a president or prime minister, whichever party gets the majority in … More Election Day: Hope vs Fear
When I got off the plane on Tuesday morning at Terminal 5, ready for my connection flight to Edinburgh… well everyone now knows what the overhead TVs were showing, and like everyone, I am so sorry for those who have suffered in so many different ways in Manchester. I am also moved by the families … More Prevention, 3,2,1
Well this is my last day on Block Island for a while – I head out tomorrow, first for Edinburgh and then even further as I hope to see the family in New Zealand in July. It has been an incredibly busy month here, first the NAMI BI Mental Health Month Conference, then I got … More Summer coming, me going
Silly Question! I should know better, there is no one problem, no THE problem, no final or magic solution. Ecological. Complex. Human. Life on Earth. Some problems do seem to be more fundamental in their effects on the others, different levels in the whole. In a way, any start is a choice. I first posted … More What is the Root Problem?
It is a long time since I have had so much to do. What a month, and it isn’t over yet. This morning I prepared a poster display ready for the NAMI BI Opioid Conference, first event this Saturday, then the rest the following weekend. As well as being on the sub-committee, I look after … More What Can Block Island DO?
This morning I was up early to see my sister off on the boat, after her two week sojourn (very successful) on Block Island. Thought I would have a cooking morning – it’s therapeutic and there is a lot of left over veg in the fridge, no bread, etc. Left over veg is best as … More Therapy, what’s that?
I have been editing again for the Sisters’ Home – proper name in pashto language is Khwendo Kor, and in between going for walks and watching girls play softball, I am reading of another place where culture is somewhat different. Sometimes I am crying, as well as reading, but that is what gives the energy … More Womens’ Rights, a Sisters’ Home