#simplepleasures

  • Simple Pleasures Number 14: Packing A Suitcase

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    As the grandaughter of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, many pieces of wisdom about how to survive – and thrive – in a sometimes hostile world were imparted to me as I grew up. Some of this wisdom blended in to the background like the Yiddish that my parents sometimes spoke to each other when […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number 8: Happy Endings

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    When I started writing this series, I told myself that I needed to keep it simple – not least because I have a tendency to make things over complicated. And when you’re writing about simple pleasures that can be counter-productive. But what I’ve begun to notice is that however simple life may seem, it doesn’t […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Six: The aroma of a good cigar

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    Walking up Holland Park Avenue last week, the weather again changed back to mild and now almost spring-like with some warm sunshine. People sitting outside pavement cafes with coffee and pastries, jackets on the back of seats and the aroma of cigar smoke drifting towards me on a soft breeze. That distinctive smell instantly transporting me […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Five: Being With Peaches

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    There are some people in the world whose very essence gives simple pleasure.You probably know someone like that yourself- they possess an indefinable something which is uplifting and joyful. Just being around them makes you happy. And there are some animals which have the same gift. Like Peaches, our beautiful, cream Burmese cat. Last night […]

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  • Simple Pleasures Number Four: Hot Soup On A Chilly Day

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    I’ve never been a great fan of organised exercise. I don’t like gyms finding them smelly and stuffy, I’m pretty clumsy and uncoordinated and I lack physical courage. However the one form of exercise which never usually lets me down is walking – provided it’s done on the flat of course. Putting one foot in […]

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