Delightful end to a Saturday celebrating 20 years of friendship and Spring Equinox celebrations with my chosen-sister, Liana ❤️❤️- a G&T with this special Japanese-inspired gin infused with yuzu & cherry blossom she found for me 😊😊 It followed a feast @blackwoodridge Cafe and Larder which was too delicious to stop to take photos! Love … Continue reading 20 Springs of friendship!
Me to driver: "What are they?"Driver: "Karma Fish. Set free. Good Karma"Me: "Where do the fish come from?"Driver: "Catch from river."Me: "But... to catch is bad Karma? Yes?"Driver: Nod.Me: Confused look.Driver: Shrug. Grin.Sigh.
I was recently approached by the editor of a local expat magazine to write a feature article for their April/May edition. The brief was to write something about Easter, so I quickly informed her that I am not Christian, but I am an ancient historian and I could do something on the pagan origins of … Continue reading Celebrating Spring!
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Utterly engrossing, and filled with information we should all know to combat all of the disinformation about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire which still passes for common knowledge. I honestly believe that this book should be a … Continue reading Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Shinto and Japanese New Religions by Byron Earhart read by Ben Kingsley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Full of interesting information, this audio book makes for a good introduction to Japanese religions and spirituality. I was looking forward to hearing Kingsley narrate but, for some reason, he adopts a tone right out of a … Continue reading Review: Shinto & Japanese New Religions