The other night my neighbours decided to have a party, and enthusiastically blasted their very interesting music out of their window and directly into mine. I slept for all of about 3 minutes, and can tell you the last reveler staggered home at 4.30 that morning.
Oh, it was all good fun, for everyone but those of us trying to get some damned sleep around here. Continue reading
Together with 2 other friends, I went on a drive from Cape Town, to the Cape of Good Hope and points between, on my trip to South Africa.
And away we go!
By this point in our trip, my back was playing up like a sulky teenager, so I was glad to sit in a car and not do anything terribly energetic, like walking. What a wimp I am. Continue reading
Years ago, I worked in at Glenealy Junior School in Hong Kong. I didn’t mean to work there. I didn’t even particularly want to.
But my darling son, aged 6, thought it was a great idea to volunteer me for every school outing, party and in-class event that came down the pike. I’d helped out in his older sisters’ classes, so I was guilted into helping out in his as well.
To be honest, I’d hoped that by the time my youngest child toddled off to school, I’d be released from School Mum Duty. No such luck. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I brazenly invited myself to visit a new friend living in a renovated barn, in Hampshire. Poor thing didn’t stand a chance. Before she could even protest, I’d already booked passage south from London.
I had bought a gift to bring along, just to prove I’m not an ignoramus who invites herself to someone’s house and then is too rude to bring an offering.
Error Number One
I forgot the gift, leaving it on my dining table before catching the train. Continue reading
Today I finally give you the low-down on the last part of our trip to Prague and Vienna. Lucky you!
The day we went to Vienna, we woke up in Prague, drove to Theresienstadt, and then south. During our drive from the concentration camp, we spent our time in quiet reflection at the horrific living conditions we’d just seen. Continue reading