I've been quiet for a little while because the past week I've been in Antibes for a team meeting. Here's my team (photo courtesy of CK): We are nine Happiness Engineers working from six different countries. I met three of my team members for the first time last week which was great. I love working… Continue reading Antibes, France
The Burkini ban
I find it quite extraordinary that French police are demanding women remove clothing when lying on the beach. Have they gone completely mad? It seems like half the world wants women to cover their flesh and the other half wants them to expose it. Can we just let women wear whatever they want? As an Australian… Continue reading The Burkini ban
Cousins, Provence, wine-making, and climate change
I'm back in Aberdeen after an amazing trip to France for my sister's wedding. We landed in Aberdeen last night to heavy snow! I'm feeling very tired today and think I need a holiday to recover from my holiday 🙂 I got these nice photos of the cousins together yesterday: As we drove back… Continue reading Cousins, Provence, wine-making, and climate change
A party in Provence
We were forced to attend another party this evening. What a tough life 🙂 I got to wear another beautiful frock and hopefully I don't look too bony and emaciated in it. I also got a nice photo of myself with Dad who seems to be turning into a party animal as he gets older.… Continue reading A party in Provence
We're currently staying at a truly magnificent place in Provence. My sister and her husband have organised a weekend celebration for their wedding rather than just the usual day and so a group of about 30 of us have gathered in this lovely part of the world to drink and be merry. There are quite a… Continue reading Provence
A French Wedding
My sister got married yesterday in Antibes in the South of France. It was splendid. She knows how to throw a party like no-one else and it was so nice to see my other sisters (I have quite a few), my father, and various other people I haven't seen for a long time. I also got to wear a… Continue reading A French Wedding
How the richest 1% live
Global wealth has risen considerably over the last 10 years but this wealth is spread unevenly. The richest 1% have more than 46% of all global assets and the richest 10% have more than 86% of wealth. Here's a neat youtube video which graphically illustrates this inequality. So what do the 1% spend all they… Continue reading How the richest 1% live
My sister and her partner run a Tuk Tuk business in the South of France around Antibes, Cap d'Antibes and Juan les Pins. Today we got our first ride in one of these three-wheeled contraptions. They are electric, nippy and very, very cool. The electric motor makes them quiet and environmentally friendly but the best… Continue reading TukTuk Azur
Where am I?
I am here. Why is there a shower on the beach? Is this not the strangest sight ever? It's not the presence of a shower that I find odd - I like to be able to rinse the sand off as much as the next person - it's the placement of the shower. After you've… Continue reading Where am I?