Daily Gratitude

Today, I’m thankful for my life. For the fact that I’m here. Living. Breathing. Experiencing. Loving. Working. Last week, someone I knew eighteen years ago, died. It hit me surprisingly hard. He was a good man and a very dear friend to me. More like a surrogate father really. We drifted apart and, now he’sContinue reading “Daily Gratitude”

Eight Things I Love About Goa!

Goa. The little state in West India, famed for the long stretches of beaches, sweeping palms, full moon raves and the oldy woldy Portuguese charm. For me, personally, though, it  means so much more than that. I’ve been visiting Goa for 20 years and I love, love, love the place!  Here’s what makes me goContinue reading “Eight Things I Love About Goa!”

A Boy Named Brumm

Goa Rescue Stories Part One When my children were younger, I think probably the twins were around seven years old and Hope nine, Peter and I used to take them down to Colva beach just before sunset for a bit of a play. Colva had a small, pretty unremarkable, play park which the UK healthContinue reading “A Boy Named Brumm”

Goodbye, Old Friend.

I knew he wouldn’t live to be an old man, my old flame, Peter from Goa. But it came as such a shock when, one sunny morning in Benaulim, a village in South Goa, I walked into Pedros restaurant full of the cheers of the day, ordered my coffee and was told he had ‘expired’.Continue reading “Goodbye, Old Friend.”