The gulls are back….

Early April, but you wouldn't know it from the temperatures and weather we are having here in Edinburgh. It's more like early January on both counts. Nature is unpredictable. She keeps us on our toes. This is our view on a sunny day: This is how it looked this morning (it's snowing now as I type!). [...]


“It’s great to let go – I should have started sooner”. Timeless, restorative advice on how to live from Isabel Allende

Living life to the full is all down to perception. It does not matter how old we are, the spirit is always young, adaptable and capable of being inspired, if we would only step back and allow it to be so. In this short yet powerful Ted Talk, Isabel Allende presents a wonderful manifesto for [...]

Lessons we can all learn from Great-Grandma Silvia

Every now and then, the internet makes it possible for us to stumble across wonderful gifts and treasures. This is a beautifully animated recording of a woman, Ellaraino, recalling her first meeting with her 106-year-old great-grandmother, created by the wonderful StoryCorps. In less than 3 minutes, we hear all we need to know about the [...]