Shantideva, an 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar said that if there was a way to overcome the situation, then instead of feeling too much sadness, too much fear or too much anger, make an effort to change the situation. Face the facts and the reality and make an attempt […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 22-01-2017 in BLOG / REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with Donald Trump / global / march / Women / women's march
Did you go to the march yesterday? How cool was that to see hundreds of thousands of women throughout the world turning streets into a sea of pink pussy hats yesterday, sending the first major message of grassroots opposition to Trump. Pussy Gate is still entirely feasible. “Sister marches” were […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 20-03-2012 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with beautiful / cheap / food / lovely / march / portugal / quiet / warm
Did i mention that I was in Portugal recently? I was there on a top secret mission that I can’t talk about at the moment. However, I am allowed to suggest that if you want a short break recommendation that’s cheap and fabulous at this time of year, then here it is. It was a lovely time to go. Nobody there. Gorgeous weather – really quite hot during the day and cool in the evening. Delicious food. Sea too cold but that was fine with me, you can barely get me in the sea in August. Most of the bars and restaurants were open but empty which was sad to see – they’re all just gearing up for the season to start – but that does mean that there are some cheap deals to be had. There were quite a few music events going on which was great to see. I especially loved the very cool Orleans jazz band.
I’m now very excited to be invited to an event at the PORTUGUESE EMBASSY later in the week and I’ll tell you about that later. In the meantime, here are some photos to show you what I mean:-
Posted by Family Affairs on 22-02-2012 in BLOG tagged with Amnesty International / coldplay / comedy / human rights / march / NYC / Secret Policeman's Ball / The Muppets
Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball is happening in New York City on Sunday March 4th and they’re offering two free tickets plus flights AND accommodation. It’s probably worth entering …. I have….you never know. How interesting that they are choosing to mix comedy with the far more serious issues of […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 26-10-2011 in BLOG tagged with blind / march / partially blind / RNIB
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