Throwing it Back

Every now and then, a thought, conversation or event will pop into my mind at the most unexpected time. I guess it’s not so uncommon really. Anything can trigger a trip down memory lane. The mere presence of snow will make me reminisce about the story my dad used to tell us about his Volkswagen … More Throwing it Back

The Eighth Glass

At the start of every Christmas Day meal, my father would pop the cork of a Martini Asti Spumante – the bubbly, sweeter counterpart of Champagne or Prosecco – and fill each flute with infinite care. He hated wastage. It was a pet peeve of his. We would then raise a toast as a great … More The Eighth Glass

The Santa Effect

I’ve always loved this time of year. Twinkly lights. Festive decorations. The smell of fresh pine in the living room graced by the majestic presence of its newest addition, and a beauty to behold: The Tree. However, Christmas is not what it used to be….for me, anyway. When my girls were younger, like any kid … More The Santa Effect

A Life of Privilege

The College admissions scandal which has rocked the news in recent weeks is certainly an indication that class entitlement has reared its ugly head yet again. Indictments have been announced this week, resulting in tarnished reputations and shattered hopes, all because of an elaborate scheme created by a mastermind con man to give wealthy families … More A Life of Privilege