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
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
Traveling involves a lot of sitting about waiting, with no responsibilities other than keeping an eye on the departure board. I have done a lot in these few weeks away from BI, now I am on the way back. Did quite a bit of Positive Money stuff, on my other blog and good to meet … More On the move…again