Patara Beach

On this beach sound and sand we lay ourselves to rest: an annual punctuation, a colon and breathing space, kindling and basking delighted by overlapping waves of welcome: a silver thread in tiredness’ tapestry. Tourists and turtles take their turns digging to cool sand for new generation; young engineers make their marks and build playful […]

A turnaround

And so we set sail from Patara. Well we flew home from our holidays actually. We arrived in Patara fairly wrecked, but left refreshed and restored, thanks to the place, its people, many friends and a great climate. We thrived on the wonderful welcome and service we had (particular thanks to Nadi and Mehmet at […]

All tweets great and small

“Best bagel ever this morning” (via Twitter). That sums up a recent conversation thread I was involved with. There is a lot of chatter about the ratio of noise to significance in our social media.  The criticism behind the bagel reference was there being such little significance and too much noise in that sort of […]

a most inspiring award

Well, blow me down. I’ve received a nomination for  a Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Ivon from his Teacher as Transformer blog. Isn’t that lovely? And isn’t the award a great way of building community? Now, I’ve got to nominate 15 other blogs and their authors as “Very Inspiring”, by which I mean that their blogs are inspirational […]