When I was a student, like many young people, I enjoyed listening to music. I always wanted loudspeakers from "Mission" for my hifi system but could never afford them so I settled for something less. Now, more than 30 years later, these loudspeakers are available for miniscule prices secondhand. Having acquired some, my passion for... Continue Reading →


Couchsurfing is a system whereby people can request to stay in other people's homes free of charge, worldwide. It is not about saving money. It is about spreading peace and knowledge throughout the world in a non-judgmental way and without barriers of race, age, gender or anything else. Some of my friends find the idea... Continue Reading →

Help When Needed – Part 2

Here is my friend from Bangkok "testing the waters" of Chiangmai. After a very short period of deliberation he decided to move to Chiangmai and is now my neighbour ! The conversations continue 🙂  

Dietary Dilemma

It was Christmas and I gave up my normal eating regime since it was too difficult being with friends and family over the festive season. This resulted in me eating out in pubs and restaurants (some of these quite expensive) and thus exposing myself to processed foods, meat, chemicals, sugar, alcohol and lactose (which I... Continue Reading →


Everyone needs somewhere to live, right ? Somewhere where they can feel at home, do their own thing and safely store their belongings, relax, sleep, cook, entertain friends and hopefully not watch too much TV (see a later post about this). "Home is where the heart is". It takes me a long time to feel at... Continue Reading →


Cooking is not just about making something to eat. I recently discovered that cooking connects people when it is done as a group activity or when one person cooks with awareness for another. There is something magical about sharing a meal and even more so when the work involved in cooking/clearing up is also shared.... Continue Reading →

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