Royal Tour of New Zealand: Kate Emulates the Queen’s Dress Sense

We’ve been gripped by a media frenzy ever since the Duchess of Cambridge landed in New Zealand with Prince William and baby George, but the deeper meaning of this visit is symbolised in the… Continue reading

That Friday feeling.

So true.

I PASSED MY VIVA!

After spending a couple of months reading my thesis, retranslating all the texts I quoted, and trying to keep up to speed with the tide of academic research, I was ready to defend… Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day (with a lovestruck penguin)

Nobody needs love as much as this gorgeous little penguin in Matsue Vogel Park (Japan), who chases his favourite zookeeper for cuddles… seriously cute!    

Window shopping in Dubai

…naturally involves a stop-off at Van Cleef & Arpels. A big thank you to Steve for sending me these fabulous pics xxx

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my readers! I hope you all have a fantastic day celebrating, and that 2014 brings you prosperity, good health, love and happiness :-)

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000… Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my readers – I hope that you’re having a wonderful time celebrating with loved ones and friends today. Thanks again for visiting my blog, I couldn’t do this without… Continue reading

Submitting my Thesis

This blog has been very quiet for the past couple of weeks while I was lost in the turbulence of submitting my doctoral thesis. I’ve spent the past four years working on my thesis,… Continue reading