Should we trust the government? Government handling of the covid crisis has created a climate of fear in the UK that is palpable. People are afraid to leave their homes. Residents of tourist towns are taking matter into their own hands, vigilante style; shooing people away with home made signs, building road blocks and setting […]
In the film Croupier, Clive Owen plays a struggling writer who takes a job at a casino. He’s approached by a gambler planning a heist. Down on her luck she’s prepared to do anything. The action unfolds around the relationship between the two characters. It’s high stakes for the pair as they go deep into […]
My friend Lydia has written a beautiful piece for her blog, Something I Learnt. The new article on loneliness and connection may resonate with readers in these locked down days. It’s a lovely read and a delightful insight into lockdown in another culture.
When you’ve had a few beers the night before and haven’t had enough to eat the next day. Feeling exceptionally moody for absolutely no reason? You’re hangry. Irritability and frustration arising out of nowhere? You’re hangry. Weak, lethargic and can’t even? You’re hangry. Go eat something you mad fish.
This covid story is still hijacking common sense and duping seemingly intelligent people. What happened to good old fashioned critical thinking and independent analysis? Why does the narrative confound peoples’ ability to think and act rationally at this time? One argument is that you can’t bite the hand that feeds you. It’s an odd expression […]
Today we’ve had a power cut from 8am to 3pm. As preparations are made for monsoon season, trees are cut and trimmed to preserve electricity lines. That means cutting the power while engineers and arborists do there thing. Folks are seeking to optimise their housing situations. Moving to homes with AC, swimming pools or access […]
I started some new exercises today. I’m working on core strength and upper body. There’s a glitch in my right shoulder, a twitch that activates under weight. My PT has given me a set of movements to do to strengthen the muscle rotation. It’s a small range of movement but effective. I’m amazed by the […]
I’m standing on the beach facing the Arabian sea. A group of twenty men and boys celebrate raucously, the winning goal has been scored. Thunder rumbles in the distance. A storm is brewing. Palms fronds lean to in the rising breeze. Waves crash, roll in, pull back, repeat with mesmeric regularity. The sky is a […]
This season in India I’ve been feasting on a new breakfast. Charlie Ma introduced them as a way of adding some fun to morning munchies. I’ve been a big fan of smoothies for a long while but smoothie bowls are next level. Today’s bowl: The smoothie: two bananas, frozen coconut flesh, curd, three dates, spirulina […]
Following on from yesterday’s invitation to be curious, here’s a nudge further along the path. The UK government has made a vague, deliberately misleading announcement on easing lockdown. It’s a very dangerous plan. It’s putting profit before people and placing responsibility on you should you get sick. The government are trying to shift the narrative […]