‘Home’ is an increasingly abstract concept for those of us who are living in a country in which we were not born. An evocative word, which many have attempted to define, a concept most spend their efforts to create and even design, home is where we all go when we need to take shelter fromContinue reading “It’s more than ok….It’s hanok.”
Over the last 8 years in South Korea I have walked a lot….. oceanside walks are the best.
“And if I only could I’d make a deal with God And I’d get him to swap our places Be running up that road Be running up that hill Be running up that building….” Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) from Kate Bush’s 1985 LP Hounds of Love You can’t really go wrong withContinue reading “Running Up That Hill”
Up-side-down. Round and round you’re turning me……. Inversions! Don’t try this at home!* *Do try this at home 😉
It was easy enough to get my toe in the door. Ironically, in the true and original sense of irony, it was getting my toe out of the door that broke it. I’d never broken a bone before. Firstly, I appreciated how lucky I had been, and secondly, I developed a true appreciation for myContinue reading “Best Foot Forward….. It’s going to be, like, toe-tally awesome.”
It’s the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, a promise of old ways being reformed and the health and fitness industries welcome in the hogmanay, rubbing their hands with glee. As we blunder, dazed and unsure of the day of the week into 2017, they are ready to affirm our suspicions: yes, youContinue reading “I’m Very Very Goo-ed”
Recently, I dreamt that people were holding an anti-vegetarian protest outside my house. They had chants and banners and had made fake sashimi from carrots and beetroot and put them on skewers to be held up as an example. Writing this down now and reading it back, it becomes clear how ridiculous this is asContinue reading “Going Wild in the Kitchen”
Too often it seems that we are being led by the entertainment industry, rather than our own thoughts. We are surrounded by so many painted faces, parties and balloons with messages fill our metaphysical world. It takes time and effort to step away from their illusion, and to exercise our right to silence and solitude in a noisy, upset world.