I picked up the wrong root at the Farmers Market. I went in search of Beets and got more than I bargained for…
Inspiration for Creating your Mind Map Mind Maps are as individual as the person who creates them. But all of them have the following in common: Tips for creating a Mind Map: Put your main idea in the center of the paper Use single strong words or short & meaningful phrases Use colors, shapes or …View full post
Daily Chart in the November edition of the Economist. The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics surveyed 150 worldwide metropolitan area’s. The Chart shows that Istanbul has achieved the highest margin for Employment and Income growth for the year. This is the cherry on the cake for the 2010 European Capital of Culture.View full post
My entry for the Love round of Photo Roulette was taken in Norfolk, England. This Mute Swan had been diving below the water to feed, and then swimming around with it’s feathers all fluffed up to dry in the sun. As a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, he’s cruising a local river in Norfolk England, looking for a mate.View full post
For those of you who haven’t heard of these events before, they’re like the WordPress equivalent of Alcoholics Anonymous. In short, it’s a WordPress meet up for WordPress addicts, to talk about WordPress, breath about WordPress and drool over WordPress … oh, and to share information and insights about this open source platform with other addicts.View full post
Day of Rest After a lazy start to the day, we headed over to the Bodrum Otogar to catch a dolmüş to Gümüşlük. The bus station was stifling and noisy, but we only had a 10 minutes wait for the next bus to leave. It went screeching along the straights and racing up the hills, accompanied …View full post
Who were the members of Slade? My article about a trip down memory lane with Slade received lots of Twitter momentum so I obviously touched reminiscent nerve. I went in search of another slice of Slade and found these beermat designs (which were done for a Sladefest) created by David Parkins and Carl Flint. I think the …View full post
Religious Focal Point It’s walking distance from Liberdade to the Cathedral da Se. The great thing about Cathedrals is they make great landmarks. Sao Paulo is a city full of high rises, and it’s difficult to get your bearings, but a spire is easy to spot – and when there’s two talls ones to head for, …View full post
Wherever I lay my hat I’m from everywhere and nowhere, I don’t call anywhere home. The same year I was born, Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded the song “wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)” – maybe if hats suited me, I’d feel at home somewhere! Before I became a British expat, I lived in …View full post
Week Two of Storytellers. This week we were assigned to a mentee by way of a Notebook Raffle. Our names were written on the inside, front cover of a notebook, and the mentee’s chose one at random. I was assigned to Touche – time will tell if he considers me a worthy prize. As a group we completed …View full post
According to visitlondon.com “London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).” London 2013: Year of the Snake So with a write-up like that, I was expecting an epic event! …View full post
Canary Yellow Blossoms Stuffed, Baked and Eaten! It all started with a trip to our local farmers market where a stall holder was selling a bag of bright yellow zucchini blossoms for $2. I’d only just travelled back from Turkey, where stuffed zuchinni blossoms are a popular Meze served at the local restaurants, so with …View full post
The Ultimate House Sitting Guide is available as an e-book and pdf from the Globetotting Girls. Global nomads who have living a nomadic lifestyle since 2010
I’ve put together a home page of all my House Sitting information. This is a good starting point if you want to see all of my House Sitting content in one place, and includes articles about our different house sitting assignments, as well as some House Sitting 101 information.
I’m trying to reduce the amount of crap I purchase. Let’s face it, around this time of year between Black Friday and the January Sales needless commercialism and excessive spending run rampant. One of the impacts of this new zen approach is the difficulty I’ve encountered while searching to find the ideal Christmas gifts for some co-workers.
Sunny Blue Rice Balls You usually have to travel to a foreign country to encounter a new dish that captures your taste buds and imagination, but yesterday I stumbled upon a narrow little hole in the wall called Sunny Blue along Venice’s Main Street. “First Omusubi Store in Southern California”, caught my attention, and at first …
If you’re making a house sitting arrangement through a Listing Site, one of agreements you’ll need to reach is, who pays for utilities. This post contains guidelines about who pays for what during your house sitting assignment.
This post is part of my House Sitting 101 series, and includes a summary for the 5 main ways to find your ideal House Sitting assignment. If you’re a new House Sitter, this list will provide an introduction on where to start your search.
With more than a handful of housesitting assignments under their belt, there’s a few house sitter questions that nearly always get asked of this house sitting couple. In this guest post provided by James from The House Sitting Couple, he gives a run down of what those five frequently asked questions are.