The Distance Between

The distance between railway tracks, 143.5cm (4ft 8 ½ inches). Why this particular measurement? The first train carriages were built with the same tools as horse drawn carriages. So, why that particular distance between the wheels of the carriage? Because that was the width of the old roads that the carriages had to travel along.… Continue reading The Distance Between


The Hundredth Monkey

I recently read a study conducted in 1952. Reliability and the actual occurrence of the study even taking place was called into question, that it may just be a myth. Regardless the study enthralled me and mythical or not I enjoyed it. Here’s the gist of it. Scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropping… Continue reading The Hundredth Monkey

Opinion, Travel

Travelling Lessons

We live in a society of safety and security where we’re comfortable. Where we know what we know and what we don’t know is tolerable as long as it doesn’t interfere too much with our daily routines, norms or change what we know. Where difference is okay and sometimes interesting to learn about but it… Continue reading Travelling Lessons


Meant to be Felt (The Range of Human Emotion)

Do not have a bad thought about anyone. Do not say bad things about others. Refrain from being negative. Do not get angry at others. Don’t show too much happiness around others (people may misinterpret your feelings). Be positive at all times and wish everyone well. Most important of all, whatever you do, DO NOT… Continue reading Meant to be Felt (The Range of Human Emotion)


This I Believe

(This piece of writing is based on the book "This I believe" a compilation of expressions of core principles that govern your life. Try writing something like this. A lesson you've learnt, the one rule you choose to live by, something you believe so strongly in. This was such a good read, and there's definitely… Continue reading This I Believe


Socially Challenged in a Social World

We’ve never been more connected to the world around us and people have never been more accessible. The click of a button allows us to contact our loved ones, catch up on what our friends are doing, meet new people, online shop, become social networking moguls and keep up with the ever changing cyber landscape… Continue reading Socially Challenged in a Social World


“All is fair in Love and War”

Love isn’t a definable emotion it will always be a different concept to all. However if you were to type into Google “Definition of Love” you would find. A strong feeling of affection. A great interest and pleasure in something. I find these definitions utterly underwhelming and quite frankly not even remotely close to putting… Continue reading “All is fair in Love and War”