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Strolling around Binsar

As you can see in the photos taken in the course of our strolling around Binsar the ground is brown and dry, a far call from the lush green that recalls moss and moist...

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Traveling to Binsar Ecocamp

Getting to Binsar Ecocamp Happy New Year readers! We’re well into the New Year though and in case you’re wondering where I’ve been (just in case) I was travelling for the New Year. I’ll...

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Utopian Dreams #WEP December 2016

  Wisdom views Utopian dreams Practically. One knows All lofty hopes Will be tempered with small annoyances. Tiny pinpricks of irritation Are bound to sully my crystal clear imaginings. Reality pinches And that green...

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12 lessons I learnt in 2016

The first lesson I learnt in 2016 Feeling self consciousness when it comes to being photographed has always been a bit of an unsurmountable problem for me. My youngest daughter is a fabulous photographer...

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Terra Adventures

“ Got anything salty to go with the drinks?” “Yep Terra Chips.” “ What’s that? Anyway, first tell me – how was your Ladakh trek? Was the food good? I’m such a gourmet – I...

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No gain without pain

So how are you faring with your lack of cash and the long queues at the ATM’s? I thought I’d check on you. I’ve decided not to try to get cash until the panic...

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The best thing about being a writer #IWSG

What is the best thing about being a writer? NOVEMBER’S QUESTION: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer? This is actually a superb question because it brings you back to why you love...

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Durga Puja 2016

The celebration of Durga Puja begin every autumn, lasting for four celebratory days, turning my area into an all day, most of the night street party. Everyone turns out in shiny new clothes, eats...

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Are you a perfectionist? #IWSG

When do you know your story is ready? Never, if you’re a perfectionist. As a writer you’re never quite satisfied with what you’ve written wanting it to be better than what it is or...

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Regrets – or maybe not? #QOTM

Question of the Month – Regrets Regrets “What’s a decision you’ve made in the past that you know, logically, was the right decision to make, but which you still feel guilty or regretful about?”...

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