Wondering

Divinity in a jar

Whenever the kids, my nieces and nephews that is, fell and hurt themselves I would solve the problem with a salve - that I called 'magic cream'. This would range from Vaseline to Sudocrem to Elizabeth Arden's Visible Difference 8-hour cream that even supermodels agree is magic, although to us mere mortals, it appears to… Continue reading Divinity in a jar

Wondering

Influential Bears

I went to see Paddington 2, without having seen Paddington 1. I managed to follow the story even though I had missed the first installment. I took my eight year old nephew with me. These are the moments of adulthood to be treasured - when you can revert right back to childhood without judgement. We… Continue reading Influential Bears

Wondering

‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ er hat gesagt

I always think of the late, great, President JFK in November. It is the month when we remember the dead after all, but his anniversary on the 22nd always attracts media attention from which there is little escape. Growing up, my mother often recounted the story of the day she went into Dublin city centre… Continue reading ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ er hat gesagt