It’s The People We Meet That Makes The Difference

 “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” — Edith Wharton Travel enriches our lives, but it’s the people we meet that makes the difference. It isn’t where we go that makes travel so enriching, it’s the people we meet that bind the places together…

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2018; Will It Be The Most Productive Year Of My Life?

The Lunar (Chinese) New Year begins today, the 16th February 2018. It isn’t a significant year for me in any way – just the year I’ve chosen to stop all the ‘fluffing around’ and get serious about being more productive. And what better way to start than having at least one goal ready to coincide…

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Blog Challenge Day 7 – What Day Are We Up To?

What Day Are We Up To? The Blog Challenge started out well but somehow, lately, deadlines are rushing past me faster than the Bullet Train leaving Shanghai Station. The question ‘What day are we up to?’ seems to be creeping into my thoughts more often than I care to acknowledge. The new year has just…

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Day 6 Blog Challenge – Thank You For Making A Difference!

Making A Difference! How often do we say to someone we meet, “Thank you for making a difference!” My personal experience is – ‘not nearly enough!’ And I meet people almost daily who make a huge difference in my life; I just don’t tell them that they do. Maybe in subtle ways they get the…

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Day 5 Blog Challenge – Advice

“You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.” John Steinbeck. My Advice? Take It Or Leave It! Why do we seek advice Who do we seek it from And how likely are we to follow the advice given When we ask for advice are…

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Day 4 Blog Post Challenge

I believe in starting where I’m at… It is Day 4 of the Blog Post Challenge, yet this is just my second blog post. By my calculations I still have another two posts to write today so that when the Day 5 Challenge lands in my inbox tomorrow, I’ll be ready for it. But for…

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Blog Post Challenge

The Pen Is Poised And The Gloves Are Off! Let The Blog Post Challenge Begin Today I signed up for a Blog Post Challenge – to post a blog each day of January. So, I’ve taken off the gloves, the virtual pen is poised, and I’m ready to write. Given that I’m already a few…

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The Beauty Of Seattle

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.   Ibn Battuta The beautiful buildings of Seattle have left me speechless many times, but the beauty of the city is not only in its buildings and parks, but in its people. Seattle has some amazingly beautiful people calling this spectacular place home. At every…

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And The Sun Came Out Today At RedWing Cafe

The Long Way To RedWing Cafe Coffee Because there is no rain (yet) and to prove that RedWing Cafe coffee isn’t the only thing I think about, I actually took a slightly longer way to the RedWing Cafe this morning. The comparative warmth of the sun peeking through some dark clouds in the distance, and…

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Exploring Seattle – One Coffee At A Time

In Search Of Coffee in Seattle When you arrive in a new city, especially when staying out of town, you need to know where the coffee is. My first day in the Seattle area was spent in search of a comfy place to drink my morning cup-of-joe, which has become the ritual for kick-starting my…

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