For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been a member of the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) since 1993 practising firstly in the UK and then in the USA and now back in the UK. The reason I mention this because every year the SGI has a theme. 2017’s is “The Year of developing youth in the […]Read more "2017 – The Year of Transformation"
I was in Uniqlo today and they have 8 such ‘boxes’ of socks. Ankle socks, mid calf socks, knee length in wool, wool blend, etc, etc. not to mention all of the colors of the rainbow and then some. Too many choices. As of today December 28th 2014, there are 88 retirement properties in London […]Read more "Choices, choices, too many choices"
Not sure if I’ve mentioned it but I’m one of those people that can pick up and be at home somewhere in a couple of weeks. In other words, I have shallow roots; well pretty shallow in all things ! In the last few weeks, I’ve been on Rightmove and Zoopla looking at homes, mainly […]Read more "A house is not a home . . . ."
Where to live? I’m monolingual, which is a fancy way for saying I can only speak language, English in my case. For some reason, I’ve never been able to pick another one up. I’ve tried French, Latin, Spanish, Italian, nothing. I even lived in Italy for 7 weeks and came away not speaking much more […]Read more "Home is where . . . ."
“Money makes to world go round.” Cabaret “The love of money is the root of all evil.” St Paul Which ever view of money that you have, very few of us can live without it. I’m not the type of person who can live off the land, weave my own clothes, etc. I’m a city […]Read more "Money, Money, Money"
A couple of friends asked me about how I made the two decisions about retiring and moving to Europe. Now that I’ve made them, it seems like a no brainer but it took several months of thinking, running numbers, talking to family and friends and a lot of chanting. It all comes down to priorities. […]Read more "Decisions, decisions"
I’ve been living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 18 years. Most recently working for Genentech. I’ve really enjoyed working for Genentech both because of it’s mission in helping people with life threatening and chronic diseases but also because of the people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Working at […]Read more "Introduction"