A Path Less Trodden

Challenging convention

 

 

 

A Perfect Day

It's rare for me to experience a day so perfect that your whole body relaxes and your heart embraces the world in all its beauty, but here was one such day. I remember the day that we sat on the beach in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer eating cold garlicky...

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Stop Striving, Be still

Post written by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits I love reading about other people’s work setups, I really do. It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I’ll read about another blogger’s computer setup, or what kind of notebook and pen he uses, or how he works...

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A life retold

'You don't see a pipe much these days' he said in his soft Lancashire burr. 'I had one when I was demobbed, smoked St Bruno flake'. I stopped filling my pipe and looked at the smiling old man addressing me. He said he'd lost his wife Edna 2 years ago and how he'd sold...

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A poem from the heart

I wrote this many years ago hoping to convince someone special to me that they meant the world to me. I can only be who I can be, and love you, no matter how imperfectly, with all my being.   You light my fire every single day, in ways you’d never...

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Plan Less, Be Happier!

Happy New Year! This is the time of year for talk of resolutions. A New Year, A New You! The media and blogosphere is awash with various exhortations to achieve a 'better' you. My resolution partly inspired by this blog post by Tommy Angelo is...

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A simple life in a rural idyll?

Whilst browsing one of my favourite blog writers Lucky Jimm I came across reference to a 25 year old community in Tuscany (Italy) in the Valle degli Elfi (Valley of Elves), where people live as we used to, helping each other, not reliant on...

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Un Bon Repas

As I get older, and because I can cook reasonably well, I find dining out at restaurants tedious and generally rather unfulfilling. Tortuous service and barely adequate food are the order of the day, even in a country, France, that prides itself as the gourmet centre...

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A pauper at the door

The Hotel Negresco in Nice now has a sign that says that no visitors are allowed in the Hotel and access is restricted to those staying there. Fair enough I guess, but it feels like a stark reminder of my place in the pecking order of life. Rooms at the Negresco start...

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