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Hot bikinis gone cold

So, after nearly a century, women competing in the Miss America pageant will no longer be allowed to strut their stuff in bikinis. Nup. “Not empowering!” “Not inclusive!” Shriek the women who don’t wear bikinis. Actually, that’s not entirely fair. … Continue reading

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Oh dad…

This time last week I was having a chat to my dad on the phone. It was our third call for the morning, even though it was only 10.35. Sometimes that happened. I’d hang up and remember something I’d forgotten … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Goa cows

HOLLY COW! Travelling in India has taught me a lot. And among the many things which has surprised me during our month here are the cows. That’s right, the cows. There are nearly 300 million of them in India, and … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Goa

Freestyle, waves… and a kiss? It wasn’t until I was bobbing about in the surf at Goa’s popular Calungute beach that I realised I was the only woman in the water. I was obviously creating a stir because I was … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – The train

Late trains and Balu’s hullabaloo The teen and I were catching our first train in India. We were travelling from Ranthambhore to Delhi to meet up with an old friend, Tanya Willmer, where we would spend just one night before … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – New Year’s Eve

Going potty on New Year’s Eve After watching Sydney bring in the New Year in her own unique and spectacular fashion on our iPad, it was time for the teen and I to herald in the New Year Indian style. … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Udaipur

A Hotel Fit For A Princess This is the Hotel Ambrai… …located on the shores of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, overlooking the City Palace… …and the luxury boutique Lake Palace Hotel, formerly a summer palace built by Maharana Jagat Singh … Continue reading

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