Wine Lovers Masterclass: #1 The Neuroscience of Wine Tasting


An easily understandable description of how our brains interpret personal taste in wine, especially how it is “smell” rather than “taste” that makes the greatest contribution. Your personal wine tasting and wine appreciation will never be the same once you have discovered the secret of retronasal smell.

52 Books Challenge: #12 The little Book Of Mindful Travel


A little book but BIG on mindful travel tips to enhance any journey, holiday or visit. Written by Tiddy Rowan it really is pint-sized and small enough to fit into your pocket or bag. The author uses many quotes from the writing from authors such as Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Jack Kerouac, Gustavo Flaubert to … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #12 The little Book Of Mindful Travel

Significant Quotations: #1 All states of being are determined by mind.


This is my favourite of all quotations and has been a “guiding light” to me for the past 22 years. It is a saying of Buddha and an interpretation from the first verse of the Dhammapada, a collection of sayings from Gautama Buddha. It is essentially saying that everything we perceive or feel is an … Continue reading Significant Quotations: #1 All states of being are determined by mind.

When we were young!


It's our 48th wedding anniversary today! Somehow it's prompted a day of reflection going back to 1969 when we first met, further prompted by our age, the state of our health, and the state of our country. But no politics in this post! After we opened our single anniversary card this morning (yes, one card … Continue reading When we were young!