When I lived in Kampong Cham during the two years between 2013 to 2015 there was one swimming pool in this town, about 5 metres long and knee-deep, belonging to a local hotel. In the past two years two swimming pools have appeared here. “The Chinese” built a large town pool complex with four different … More Perspectives
Almost every weekend I spend time chilling in front of the TV with Restoration Man, Grand Designs, Escape to the Country or one of many variants on the same theme. Cameras and a host follow a couple or family through their journey of building, buying, restoring or renovating a home in places like Australia, UK, … More Harsh Realities and Half Truths
In 2013 Angelina Jolie won a humanitarian award at the Governor’s Awards, which celebrate lifetime achievement in film, and form a part of the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Her heartfelt, at times tearful, utterly inspiring speech, started out acknowledging various people including friends and family. She then went on to honour her mother, who had … More The Definition of Success
Amazing hugs at Seattle airport from one mom to another who both had sick children. We come from different parts of the world. I am atheist and she is Muslim but the feelings are the same. Take that Donald! These words of elation captioned a very happy photograph the other night just after Karen touched … More Happiness Is….