Love and Marriage: Ghanaian Style

There is a saying in Ghana to warm the heart of every voluptuous woman, to help her learn to love her wobbly bottom and encourage her to have that extra slice of cake… Continue reading

Jungle Life: Guyana

Guyana Birdlife

Guyana, situated in close proximity to Venezuela, Suriname and Brazil, shares many of the bird species of the Amazonian region. Of 900 varieties of birds known in this former British colony, two are… Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Top Diplomatic Pooch of All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Top Diplomatic Pooch of All?.   I’m in the diplomatic doggie hall of fame.    

Highland Coos

Isle of Barra

Isle of Arran, Scotland

Trinity Temple – Scotland’s Oldest University?

  Teampull na Trionad (Holy Trinity Church) near Carinish on North Uist may be the site of Scotland’s oldest university. Standing on a gentle hillside, it offers views of the surrounding wetlands, out to… Continue reading

North Uist: Birdlife at the Edge of the World

North Uist: RSPB Balranald On the outer edges of the British Isles, in the Uist chain of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, beyond the many lochs and inlets of North Uist, where the sea ebbs… Continue reading

Isle of Berneray, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Sheepsies Galore

Wild Wild North West of Scotland

     

Canine Capers in Astana, Kazakhstan

Doggie life through all four seasons in Astana, Kazakhstan     To follow more canine adventures, click on Nellie’s photo ………..                      

Isle of Skye, Scotland

  Isle of Skye: soft heathland and sparkling waters, misty mountains and creatures of fin, fur and wool      

Misty Isle of Mull, Scotland

  An island of moorland mist, cliff-top coastal roads, majestic mountains and very cheeky sheep.  

Sweet Kazakh Delights

Empowering a sweet tooth at Cafe Elizabeth and Cafe Rafe (Astana)      

The Astana Collection, Kazakhstan

Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad : The Etiquette Danger Zone

                                          Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad The Etiquette Danger Zone  … Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad : Dealing with Danger

                                          Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad Dealing with Danger It goes… Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad : Little Beasties

                                          Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad Little Beasties :  When Not… Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – to Living Abroad : Tantrums and Tears

                                          Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad Children: Seen and Heard  … Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – To Living Abroad Relationships on the Rocks and Infidelity

Secret Survival Guide Relationships on the Rocks and Infidelity   Your relationship is about to be tested – especially if your move revolves around one partner, rather than both, taking up employment. If… Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – to Living Abroad Saying Farewell to Friends and Family

Secret Survival Guide – to Living Abroad        Saying Farewell to Friends and Family   Moving abroad involves choices. Once you’ve made them, you need to live in the present, not… Continue reading

Secret Survival Guide – to Living Abroad It’s life …. but not as you knew it

Secret Survival Guide    –   To Living Abroad  It’s life …. but not as you knew it   If you want everything to remain the same, moving abroad is not for you.… Continue reading

How to … Get Married in Belarus or Russia

 Moscow’s Passport magazine first published a longer version of my article.   How to Get Married in Belarus or Russia   It may be true that 65% of all Russian marriages end in… Continue reading

Portraiture: Languor

Originally posted on WENDY QUINN:
The delicious languor of Bertie (Jack Russell mix)

How to… Have Fun on Nova Scotia’s Brier Island: Whales and Wilderness

Looking for a secluded get-away, fabulous coastal scenery and the chance to get in touch with your ‘wild’ side? Nova Scotia’s Brier Island is the answer: small yet perfectly formed at just l.5… Continue reading

Top Ten … Wondrous Travel Quotes

 Top Ten …  Wondrous Travel Quotes ‘All major cities are divided into two parts: the bits that are in the guidebook and the bits that aren’t. If you don’t take a guidebook, you’ll… Continue reading

The Guatemalan Collection

How to Behave … at ‘Hell’s Gate’

How to Behave … at ‘Hell’s Gate’   Not the Devil’s front door, but New Zealand’s Rotorua: a steaming, volcanic casserole. If you can stand the smell, then Hell’s Gate may be your… Continue reading

The Las Vegas Collection

Top Ten … Animal Magic in Belarus, Russia and Eastern Europe

Top Ten …  Animal Magic in Belarus, Russia and Eastern Europe   Superstitions abound regarding animals’ intuition and magical abilities.    Dogs    Despite their fondness for snuffling up crumbs which fall to the… Continue reading

The Jordanian Collection

How to Behave …. at a Russian Dinner Table

  Hope you’ve brought a gift with you: wine is welcome but so are chocolates or flowers (if giving a small bouquet, make sure there are an odd number of flowers, as even… Continue reading

The Boston Collection

How to Behave … at a Russian Banya

As the British love tea, so do Russians love the banya. Visit with friends, to catch up on gossip while submitting to the steam.   Fling modesty to the wind, donning only a… Continue reading

Portraiture: Tickles

All a-quiver with the wibbly wobbly delights of a tummy tickle  (Bertie – Jack Russell mix)

How to Behave … in a Togolese Fetish Market

How to Behave … in a Togolese Fetish Market   If you ever find yourself in Lomé, the French-speaking capital of Togo, don’t miss out on a trip to the fetish market: home… Continue reading

Spring

The Ghanaian Collection

Portraiture: Evgenia

  Lovely Evgenia, from Kiev, Ukraine.  

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