Sense(less) and (In)Sensibility in 2020

Here are the two most sensible articles I have come across this week: The Secret to Germany’s COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist and New Zealand’s Prime Minister May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet and I share them in reaction to the most recent press conference of the US President suggesting

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Dratted Bird Houses!

I love birds and appreciate their role in nature, and certainly would not change a thing in my life at the moment that would prevent me from waking up to their chirping outside my window each morning. They fill the trees outside in the garden and have also discovered my small fruit trees on my

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Date postponed indefinitely

These photographs are dedicated to everyone who organised and booked events, expos, launchings, trips, dates, appointments, training sessions, seminars, parties, weddings, and family reunions this year. Emptiness. Darkness. Uncertainty. Fragility. Fear.Paranoia Words we avoided and work hard to dispel or flush out from our lives, but have become the cornerstones of our society. Postponed indefinitely

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How did you celebrate Earth Day 50?

I am not sure why we need Earth Day at all when we should be protecting our planet every blessed day of our lives. With the current restriction on movements and the new face mask rule that will kick into effect on Monday, it was difficult to feel celebratory about anything this year. Before you

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Exploring The Darkness (Noir Photography)

Noir photography, or Film Noir Photography is a genre that I always considered best left to those who have the skills to do it. First of all, I never had a mentor to take me by the hand and show me ropes for this particular genre, so whatever I have churned out in the past

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Survival Tools: B-M-B-F

Is anyone else getting restless at home to the point where you don’t know what to clean or organise anymore? As I wrote yesterday, spring cleaning is well underway in my life, and if today’s weather is anything to go by, I can start planning my summer garden (i.e. balcony and conservatory)! Although, experience has

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My Spring Cleaning 2020

Let it not be said that I am not capable of learning new tricks in my 50s. If there is a lesson to take away from this year’s Spring Cleaning it wold be: back-peddle first and ask all the questions before walking into to something hook line and sinker. The new and unfamiliar can be

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Corner of Sunshine

How does the brilliant old quote of Soren Kierkegaard go? Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards. Well, if there is one year teaching me just that, it is definitely 2020, be it in the little everyday things or the huge stumbling blocks that seem to litter my path. One of

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Carolyn Jones

If you thought of Morticia Addams at first glance then you were absolutely correct! Our Old Hollywood Glamour project continues and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Several of you have asked whether Maike is a professional / commercial model – no, she is not. Her talent is purely natural and she does her own styling.

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