Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging


Sitting in my own “wine room” at home this morning I started to reflect on the hectic couple of days travelling to and from Manchester as a wine judge for the People’s Choice Wine Awards, when who should appear but Buddha himself. “Good grief Sid, you shouldn’t just appear like that, it’s a bit more … Continue reading Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging

Scenic Sunday: Swayambhu and Noah’s Flood ….. Kathmandu!


Swayambhu is Kathmandu’s most historic and well known Buddhist Temple, known to tourists as The Monkey Temple. It has a rich history shrouded in a mythological past related to the Valley being flooded and then drained by Manjushri. Top attraction in this ancient city.

Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)


My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should really be #1! 1. Values in business Around 30 years ago I was recruited by … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)

Splash Saturday: Waiting in Kathmandu!


A relative waits at Swayambhu for my daughters arrival .... for her wedding; a time when I was interested in the effects of Coloursplash photography with all colours removed from an image except the one chosen. Here we have an image with red then blue chosen I originally posted on Instagram .... before closing.

Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.


I cannot claim to have any great wisdom, though I HAVE had a lot of defining moments in my long life. Born in relative poverty, wasting early education, then a revelation in education, some great mentors, a great marriage, wonderful children, successful career, many setbacks personal and business, privileged to provide education aid for thousands … Continue reading Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.