What I have been reading #3

7th book of 2021 - “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. This is the story of twin sisters, Stella and Desiree, of mixed race but with very light skin. Identical and once inseparable, they end up following very different paths, when one is mistaken for white and offered a secretarial job where she starts mingling … Continue reading What I have been reading #3

March 2021 round-up

The days are definitely brighter and warmer, now that we are in March. And we even had a couple of really warm days, which came just in time for us to enjoy the easing of the 3rd lockdown, in England. Life certainly feels easier, and more pleasant than a few months ago. We have been … Continue reading March 2021 round-up

What I have been reading #2

This is a follow up to my previous post on what I have been reading this year (and reviewing, on Instagram). 3rd book of 2021 – “The Spirit Level” by Seamus Heaney. Heaney won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1995, and this was the first book of poems published after winning that accolade. I found … Continue reading What I have been reading #2

Join me this Wed, Feb 10, 3 pm (UK): “How to improve the world, on a small budget” webinar

This week, I am joining a webinar discussion about Navjot Sawhney’s experience of running the social enterprise “The Washing Machine Project”. We reflect on what other businesses seeking to put people and the planet before profit may learn from Sawhney’s experience, as well as broader lessons for entrepreneurs working with a very small budget. This is … Continue reading Join me this Wed, Feb 10, 3 pm (UK): “How to improve the world, on a small budget” webinar

What I have been reading

I have been sharing short reviews of the books that I am reading on Instagram, generating interesting comments, great suggestions for additional readings (and a video), and even a lovely (socially distanced) catch-up with a friend I hadn't seen in 6 or so years! I thought that I would share the reviews, here, too. Who … Continue reading What I have been reading

January 2021 Round-up

New month, new year… and new lockdown. It looks like it will be a long one, given the terrible numbers of infections and deaths. Image source So, it’s back to home schooling and online teaching. In a nutshell, a lot of screen time for all of us! This month, we tried something new: online cooking … Continue reading January 2021 Round-up

Musical diary 2020

Here is the playlist of songs that marked my year. Unsurprisingly, 2020’s list is dominated by tunes that remind me of the Covid-19 pandemic, and of being in lockdown. For instance, Under Pressure reminds me of the four of us living, working, schooling, exercising, etc… in a small flat; and The Middle reminds me of … Continue reading Musical diary 2020

[Miscellany] Christmas is here, again

Just like that (or what feels like “just like that” to me – maybe for those working in health services it feels never ending), it is December, and Christmas is around the corner. Four days’ away, to be precise. And, after that, the New Year. If you live in the Western Hemisphere, and if you … Continue reading [Miscellany] Christmas is here, again