Your country needs you!

Your country needs you! Home, holidays and identity. The schools are back and summer is drawing to a close but if I mentioned leaving home for two weeks you might think. Packing, sea, sun, sangria and holidays. But for many of us, returning home is a holiday. We are live-in carers and packing to leave … READ MORE

Rocketman. Not all that glitters. Cannes Film Festival 2019

Not all that glitters… is gold. My trip to the Cannes Film Festival 2019. We may have #metoo but we still also have, compulsory wearing of high heels but only for women. Hmm. Every year I wonder at the spectacle that is the glitterati fest on the Cote d’Azur. This year was no exception except … READ MORE

What does your Easter parade consist of?

What does your Easter parade consist of? Bunnies, bonnets and boiled eggs? In recent years Easter has meant one thing to some people. Ooh, two bank holidays (in UK) and therefore double pay for many workers. I know, terribly cynical, sorry. But in the same way as with so many religious/ public holidays, consumerism and … READ MORE

Australian advert for rubbish and Shrove Tuesday

    What could an Australian advert for rubbish and Shrove Tuesday possibly have in common? **Answer at the end.   Food and friendship can play a large part in any carer’s raison d’etre. So, linking Pancake day on the 5th March and International women’s day, 8th March with Women Welcome Women World Wide, carers … READ MORE