When kindness breeds generosity

When kindness breeds generosity

I was Miss Sourpuss the other day …..irritated by just about anything and everything …the person I smiled at, who did not smile back; the idiot behind me in the car, who saw my indicator as I approached a spot to parallel park in, and yet stayed put, on my...

….lonely in the sea ….

Language is a funny thing. For many it is about being correct, for many others about being understood. Somewhere in between these positions,  a sea of misunderstanding can unintentionally be created. I have brought my children up bilingually. The speak Dutch and...
Bieber in our lives ….

Bieber in our lives ….

There has been a girl boy, pre-teen power struggle going on in my household of late – the battle ground: Justin Bieber, a (in my terminology) teener bopper who has girls worldwide doing what two generations before them did for the Beatles.  When the discussions...

Valentine’s Day

Monday is Valentine’s Day anno 2011. In a recent rummage of what I am now referring to as my ‘memory’ box (blogged about earlier), I came across – amazingly enough – a Valentine card I received anno 1975.  At the risk of revealing my age...
The circle is complete …..

The circle is complete …..

I am no longer a self conscious, unsure teenager living far from home. I am an adult, a mother, mature – though still living far from home. When I was a teenager writing aerogrammes home (from boarding school in England to my parents in Iran), I did not, sorry...