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Columnists

Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Autumn In The Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Friday September 28, 2018 (17:09:34)   (343 Reads)
Quarré les Tombes is a pretty village with an enticing weekly market. Its claim to fame is not its unremarkable church but the large number of empty stone sarcophagi (tombes) in the graveyard surrounding the church.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Heat, Heat And More Heat

Posted by: junefinnigan on Saturday September 15, 2018 (10:54:23)   (357 Reads)
Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers,

If you are new to this column I should tell you that each month I reflect back on the previous one, which in this case is August 2018. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things, and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Ben Zabulis

Ben Zabulis

I Saw You Coming

Posted by: gwaijai on Thursday September 06, 2018 (14:06:34)   (485 Reads)
Hong Kong rents can be high so choose carefully
The most expensive place to live screams yet another annual report on expat living. Really? I’m not sure. In fact I sometimes wonder if these authors are referring to the same city in which we live. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Hong Kong’s cheap; it is of course a major world city with all the baggage that entails but whether it’s significantly worse than anywhere else of equal standing, especially after other costs are factored in, deserves discussion.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Hamfest, Heritage Days, And The Bounty Of Nature

Posted by: marelebas on Thursday August 30, 2018 (16:56:20)   (227 Reads)
Hamfest

Charity Cottage is undersubscribed, alas. Since we opened our doors in 2012 Combat Stress, who receive 100% of our visitors’ donations, have sent us just one family (who enjoyed themselves so much that they came again two years later). Our friends and relations come from time to time. John places ads in his radio magazines, and in April Neil Robertson from Suffolk asked about availability in August. He had seen John’s ad in SPRAT, a magazine for radio amateurs.    more ...


Columnists > Shreya Kothari Sawala

Shreya Kothari Sawala

Skydiving - The Ultimate Adventure

Posted by: Shreya on Tuesday August 21, 2018 (18:59:59)   (223 Reads)
I wish that I could fly, Into the sky
So very high, Just like a dragonfly
I'd fly above the trees, Over the seas
In all degrees, To anywhere I please


Yeah! I grew up murmuring those lyrics from Lenny Kravitz’s song ‘Fly Away’. Dreaming about the feeling of flying high in the sky, over the seas and above the trees. As a child, I thought that it was impossible for humans to fly in the sky. As a child, I underestimated the power of man-made technologies. It was only when I grew up, that I came across the sport called skydiving. And there it was! It was the sport which let you fly! It was the sport which satisfied the adrenaline rush in you. Of course, I was immediately attracted to it and I added it to my bucket list. I am sure this must be on your bucket list too.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Art, Music And Culture In Tuscany

Posted by: junefinnigan on Thursday August 16, 2018 (10:22:52)   (353 Reads)
Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers,

If you are new to this column I should tell you that each month I reflect back on the previous one, which in this case is July 2018. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things, and not too many serious ones.    more ...


Columnists > Shreya Kothari Sawala

Shreya Kothari Sawala

10 Things You Must Know About The Netherlands

Posted by: Shreya on Tuesday August 07, 2018 (13:38:57)   (515 Reads)
Known for its progressive and open nature, the Netherlands is one of the world’s happiest countries to live in. This country has everything to offer from the countryside to the city nightlife, from windmills to flower gardens and from bicycles to canals.    more ...


Columnists > Shreya Kothari Sawala

Shreya Kothari Sawala

7 Things You Must Consider Before Relocating Abroad

Posted by: Shreya on Tuesday August 07, 2018 (13:07:28)   (460 Reads)
Times are changing. No longer do people like to stay in the same city for their whole life. A lot of young couples are open to relocating to different parts of the world, in order to travel and explore. They are up for the challenges and perks of relocating and increasing connectivity has made relocation even easier. However, taking the decision of relocating to a particular country is one of the most crucial decisions of your life.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Sweltering In The Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Tuesday July 31, 2018 (16:35:44)   (496 Reads)
Quelle canicule!’ translates as ‘What a scorcher!’ and the Morvan has been sweltering since early June. We get up early and do our chores, including giving the geraniums on the patio their morning drink of the previous night’s bathwater, conserved in several large watering cans. The grass is parched; only the weeds seem to flourish. The trees are shedding their leaves prematurely. Sometimes dark clouds gather and we hope for ‘soft refreshing rain'.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

An English Rose, A Sawyer Beetle, And A Wine Festa

Posted by: junefinnigan on Sunday July 15, 2018 (10:50:17)   (395 Reads)
Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers,

If you are new to this column I should tell you that each month I reflect back on the previous one, which in this case is May 2018. My aim is to bring you lots of fun things, and not too many serious ones.    more ...