Remembering the Joys of Tea

I'm slowly remembering the joys of tea. Hot tea that is! I actually enjoy it more warm than hot, but that's not the point. I like tea. I'm not a coffee drinker, never have been. In fact, I've never even had coffee. Back to tea though. I enjoy a nice warm cup of tea. I am particularly fond and excited about tea when the weather's cool....more

Accidental Attention Deficit Disorder

It seems to me that this generation of children and young people are increasingly growing up with attention deficit disorder. Their parents or carers always seem to have their hands, eyes and ears focused on phones, or tablets, or computers. I've seen a toddler run into a lake while their mother was texting, I've seen kids in A + E waiting rooms, (with already cut heads), climbing on tables whilst their parents play the latest tablet game, children gasping, 'look at me, look at me', who are ignored for technological fixes....more

From Zero to Insanity in .6 seconds

What one thing would I change about myself? My impatience with technology trouble.I go from zero to insane in .6 seconds at the first dropped packet. I once beat a laptop to death for not moving fast enough.It's 6:25 AM. I just spent an hour and a half, on and involuntarily-off the phone with Comcast. My wifi was acting up for days until finally, no amount of unplugging and restarting was going to fix it. Daily posting is required of NaBloPoMo bloggers so I set off on my trip to crazytown (Kabletown?) in earnest on Tuesday via phone. ...more

The less glamourous aspects of travel

I’m no world traveller, but I do get around a bit more than I have in the past, and I’m starting to learn that solo work travelling isn’t as glamourous as I may have thought it would be....more

Curse of a Difficult First Name

If I could change my first name to anything I want, I would choose something common and easy to pronounce, but memorable enough to match my personality.  I have an ethnic first name that has two syllables.  Any person with a first grade education should be about to pronounce it correctly, or repeat it back to me when they ask how to say my name.  I gave up on correcting people about 40 years ago.  I have to pick my battles.  If I only see or talk to someone once in a lifetime, they can call me anything....more

How I got rid of the Flu in less than four hours... No joke

Last night, I felt a familiar twinge. It was so subtle and so abrupt, that I almost just ignored it... But I didn't–not this time. Usually when I get the flu, it comes on fast and very strong and; after last year's painful experience, I vowed never to ignore my body again....more

Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music

"Music is powerful: it conjures memories, emotions, and people and things of the past. It’s not only a trigger, but an outlet to express who we are. For this challenge, pick one song and write about it — or use it as inspiration for a post."...more

Breakfast Is Awsome

Here at Mangia, Mangia…No Talk us adults love breakfast any time of day!        ...more


Not entirely sure why I'm up at this ungodly hour but since I am, here I am....more


"I know that how I speak to myself actually causes things to change in my physiology and in my world." Deepak Chopra...more