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Contain Myself, Yes

Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Some women love jewellery, others love flash cars, yet others love expensive clothes and big brand make-up. I’m happy with plastic containers. It began decades ago like it did for so many others when Tupperware came... Read More


Sunset on Santorini

Published on December 26th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

Santorini would surely top the list as one of the world’s most photographed places. There is a photo opportunity around every white-washed corner. At Oia, where the windmill is photographed thousands of times a day, the... Read More


Shanghai Visit

Published on August 8th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

First thing in the morning hundreds of locals are gracefully performing tai chi in parks and gardens and at every vacant spot along The Bund in Shanghai.    They have no shyness about exercising in the streets... Read More


On board Silver Sprit in Turkey

Published on July 4th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

I’m on board Silver Spirit cruising Turkey and the Greek Islands and while I should apologise to you for boasting – sorry, I can’t because it’s just so wonderful. The minute we stepped on board yesterday... Read More

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Provence – Food and Markets

Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

Food is perhaps the most important factor in a trip to Provence – well, it is to us. The market stalls are laden with a mind boggling range of cheeses, fat green olives glisten in baskets,... Read More


Helicopter in Hong Kong

Published on June 7th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

Some years ago I was in Hong Kong and visited The Peninsula Hotel, the iconic hotel so synonymous with Hong Kong. I remember stepping into the grand lobby and being awed by the columns, the ceiling,... Read More

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