• Life

    New Years Resolutions and Regrets

    Do you make New Years Resolutions? This year, I’m taking a leaf out of the book of Rebecca from Artemis Mindset Coaching, and not bothering. Or rather, I’m making changes but not thinking of them as NY Resolutions. [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]But… I don’t really believe in New Year Resolutions. We can do better than that. We can do better than signing up to a gym and going three times. We can do better than going 3 days cigarette free then just having the one. And we can do so much better than randomly deciding that January the 1st is going to be the start of a…

  • Expat,  Life

    Everything Will Be All Right In The End…

    … and if it is not all right, then it is not the end. This was one of the central themes in the film that I saw tonight – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – a story of a group of English OAPs who move to a retirement home in India only to find the luxurious idyll promised in the brochure does not quite match the reality. The group slowly find themselves warming to the hotel manager, the eternal optimist Sonny and the fascinating country in which they have chosen to live. Any film with a cast list that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel and many…