Yes, we’re old, but not white supremacists!


Buddha walks into his usual wine bar and greets his two mates, The Two Doctors: “Namaste you two, I see you’ve been travelling again, how was it?” Said Buddha (Sid to his mates) “A bit mixed, some long drives, but good visits to castles and abbeys, cultural and historic!” “Ah, speaking of historic, you two … Continue reading Yes, we’re old, but not white supremacists!

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Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging


Sitting in my own “wine room” at home this morning I started to reflect on the hectic couple of days travelling to and from Manchester as a wine judge for the People’s Choice Wine Awards, when who should appear but Buddha himself. “Good grief Sid, you shouldn’t just appear like that, it’s a bit more … Continue reading Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging

Scenic Sunday: Swayambhu and Noah’s Flood ….. Kathmandu!


Swayambhu is Kathmandu’s most historic and well known Buddhist Temple, known to tourists as The Monkey Temple. It has a rich history shrouded in a mythological past related to the Valley being flooded and then drained by Manjushri. Top attraction in this ancient city.

Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)


My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should really be #1! 1. Values in business Around 30 years ago I was recruited by … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)

Splash Saturday: Waiting in Kathmandu!


A relative waits at Swayambhu for my daughters arrival .... for her wedding; a time when I was interested in the effects of Coloursplash photography with all colours removed from an image except the one chosen. Here we have an image with red then blue chosen I originally posted on Instagram .... before closing.