In Celebration of Small Things: The Beautiful Trees of Back Lane

“Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.” Udo E. Simonis, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Policy at the Science Centre, Berlin, January 2010 These days we have to make the most of the weather and take every opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of life-like a bike ride… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: The Beautiful Trees of Back Lane

Tourists and Other Exotic Creatures “Travel makes one modest;you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” Gustave Flaubert The tourists here are not particularly friendly and rarely reply to the “Good Morning” I say to every person I meet. The locals however always respond. I think of France where, except in rare… Read More

In Celebration of Small Things: A Peacock Princess Among the Rose Paths

There is so much beauty in the land of the Loire: its full of Fairy Tale castles and magical places. At this time of the year when spring has suddenly turned into summer,  the roses are in full bloom bringing even more delight. My friend invited me to La Rosarie-which I completely misinterpreted as attending… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: A Peacock Princess Among the Rose Paths