Best time to visit India?

Some people have a strange view on when is the best time to visit India. We knew that the summer months would be very hot and wanted to visit when it would be more temperate. temperate : temperate adjective (WEATHER) – ​environment (of weather conditions) neither very hot nor very cold. Looking through various brochures, they all said the best time to visit is mid-october to mid-march … More Best time to visit India?

Time to switch off

Sometimes its good to switch off from technology, step away from your screen and see the beauty of the world around you. Look around at the scenery. Take time to smell the roses. Enjoy new experiences. Discover new things…… Give yourself a digital detox I know there are people that offer retreats banning the use of laptops and … More Time to switch off

Air quality index in Delhi between ‘severe’ and ‘poor’ due to pollution

It came as a shock when we landed in Delhi to find we could taste the pollution in the air. Who knew that the air quality would be so bad? Not us that’s for sure. And within days we were struggling to breathe and suffering chest infections. Not the start to our longed for trip … More Air quality index in Delhi between ‘severe’ and ‘poor’ due to pollution

Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

Just when you think things are working out, life throws you a curveball Every so often life throws you a curveball. Something that comes out of nowhere to seriously mess things up. And occasionally that “something” that knocked you down is followed by “something else” that gives you a good kicking while you are trying to get … More Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

We are survivors

Survivors Recently I went out to dinner with some old friends. Now in our late forties to early sixties, we’d all met when we joined the National Childbirth Trust in the 1990’s. Over the years we’d supported each other through childbirth, teething, tantrums, first days at school, exams, first days at university, more exams and … More We are survivors

Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

The three transitioning stages of an empty nest There are three transitioning stages involved in moving to an empty nest : Shock Pulling yourself together It’s OK ….and I can make it even better The first stage is the Shock Stage. This happens straight after your kids leave home for the first time. Your life … More Rebuilding your nest after the children have left