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Bricks and blooms: London gardens in spring

In the week of the Chelsea Flower Show here’s a look at the humble suburban front garden.

There’s something of the irresistible force of nature in a London spring. 78 more words


Cocktails and colonials

Singapore Slings at Raffles Hotel

In the days when social etiquette prevented women from consuming alcohol in public, Raffles Hotel barman Ngiam Tong Boon invented a cocktail disguised as a fruit punch: the… 153 more words


Une conjonctivite

What does this mean? It’s pink eye, baby. I’m going to tell you about my experience (which I’m still living) as it relates to life in France and also give you some tips on how to get through the healing process. 1,623 more words


Citizen can!

What could be more optimistic than a new citizenship ceremony?

A new home. A fresh start. New opportunities. For some- security. For others- a reunion with loved ones, or the chance just to be themselves.

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South Australia

Free falling

It’s as if thinking about being on the underside of the world will cause me to fall off

There isn’t a time that I consciously became aware of my fear of heights.

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Life and death on the Holy Ganga

17 May 2015

Varanasi and the Ganges is life lived in the open.   More so than any place I have visited so far.

Our adventure started even earlier than normal when my friends’ driver didn’t turn up for the 5am pick-up and there was a significant traffic jam on the way to the airport. 630 more words


Sisterhood of the World!

Some time ago now I was lucky enough to be nominated for the sisterhood of the world blogger award by the wonderful Carissa Hickling aka… 1,175 more words