• Soul gardening

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Do you know about how crop rotation works? How farmers don’t plant the same crop in the same place year after year? Humans are the same. We can’t keep producing, producing, producing without a rest. We need inputs. If you were a garden, you would need to be weeded, composted, fertilised and replanted. You may […]

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    Free wellness programs with Inspiring Villas

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    It’s about this time of year that mama needs a long lie down. But here’s the thing: I have a 20 month-old toddler who wakes up at dawn every single day. There is no holiday on earth that can get around that crushing fact. So how can you combine a family holiday where you get […]

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  • Meet the artist: Cathy Stait-Gardner

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    If you have spoken to me recently, you have probably heard me banging on Camden’s answer to Quentin Blake. Meet Cathy Stait-Gardner – gifted artist, Buffy fan and all ’round hilarious woman. How long have you been an artist? An artist. It sounds so high-brow! I’m not sure how long Ive been an artist. I’ve […]

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  • Christmas gifts for people you hate

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    In keeping with my current Christmas gift-buying obsession, here’s my fail-proof guide to gifts for people you loathe: A leaf blower: You hate them. Soon, everyone else will too. A chutney gift pack: Has anyone ever used a Christmas chutney? This will live in their pantry and/or fridge and be moved from house to house, […]

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  • Christmas presents for people like me

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    It’s around this time of year that I do terrible things to my credit card. I love Christmas and I love buying presents. If you are looking for gift ideas for middle-aged women who love Marimekko but wear K-Mart, here’s some things that I can personally recommend as being both ethical and excellent. Original artworks Art […]

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books-a-travellers-best-friend
Nov
18

Books: a traveller’s best friend

A few weeks ago a friend of mine interviewed me about what books I take with me when I travel. I have been thinking about this ever since and, upon further consideration, it turns out that I really do have a system. At the moment, I am reading the Ladies’ No 1 Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall-Smith because […]

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shopping-in-the-big-apple
Nov
16

Shopping in the big apple

Shopping in The Big Apple By Thea Easterby Shopping for clothes in New York City is fantastic!  Quite a statement considering ordinarily, I’m not much of a shopper. After two shopping sprees in New York, I have picked up a few tips.  Bear in mind, I’m not talking designer labels. Unfortunately my salary doesn’t stretch […]

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Nov
15

I have a dream

I dream of a community that shares information, resources and inspiration. Because of this dream, I am calling out to you to get in touch if you need help or, alternatively, whenever you have something you want to share or give. Do you need information on a specific destination? Ask away! I will send your questions […]

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travel-tales-tim-charody
Nov
12

Travel Tales: Tim Charody

Name: Tim Charody Age: 25 Occupation: Traveller, Film-Maker, Presenter, Adventurer Favourite travel destination? Papua New Guinea because it is a seriously wild place with more cultural diversity than anywhere else on the planet. There are over 800 separate languages spoken in a country of 6.25 million. While travelling around PNG, we would regularly travel around […]

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twenty-years-after-the-wall
Nov
11

Twenty years after the wall

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall? One of my friends, photographer Enzo Amato was there the night the wall came down. Here is his story; ‘One night, while wandering around the eastern part of Berlin, I witnessed that very moment that would change our world forever. I never […]

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Nov
9

Romancin’ in Verona

Romancin’ in Verona By Lauren Barker In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, you are perched under a roof of vines, spooning into a heavenly Nutella tiramisu, coffee warm in the belly. It’s mid-autumn, the leaves are beginning to brown, sunlight dapples the cobblestones below. It’s the perfect time to visit Verona: the throngs […]

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myths-legends-and-langkawi
Nov
8

Myths, Legends and Langkawi

Myths, Legends and Langkawi By Georgia Keighery There’s a long running urban myth about a group of professional, partner-having, gym-going, hobby-pursuing, commitment-laden women friends. In this legend these lady friends finally come good on years of talking about going on a trip together. They clear their calendars for a week and meet on a little […]

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Nov
5

Local colour

One of the things that I get most excited about when I travel is seeing native animals. I am seriously like a five year old girl in a shop full of pink tutus. The sheer joy of seeing a ghostly caiman slip into the Amazon river or spotting a capybara grazing peacefully on the river bank sets off […]

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on-location
Nov
3

Top 10 ‘go there’ movies

Travel movies represent the blessed union of two of my favourite things in the world; travel and movies. How many times have I watched a film only to spend immeasurable amounts of time fantasising about the place it was set? Here are the Top 10 movies that have made me want to go there: 1. Out of Africa […]

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victor-pisapia
Nov
2

Travel Tales: Victor Pisapia

Name: Victor Pisapia Age: 61 Occupation: Chef/ Trainer/ Presenter/ Tour Leader Favourite travel destination? Why?: This is way too hard to answer for a typical Aquarian. My favourite destination is always the last beautiful place I go so I will have to say Brazil this time.  Why?  Because it has a beat like no other country.  […]

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