Maintaining the mellow

Glass of iced tea

Relaxing with iced tea

If you have ever wondered how to go back to work after a holiday feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to face anything read my post on For the Journey

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New posts on the mind, body, spirit journey blog

If you’re interested in what I’ve been writing lately, come visit me in my new location (For the journey)

  • Food for the mind
  • Food for the body
  • Food for the spirit
  • Letting go
  • and more.
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Where have I gone?

I’ve moved my blogs to my own domain and changed the focus a little bit.  My new blogs are Vagabond Gal and For the Journey

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A vagabond gal has the whole world in her hands

Vagabond Gal is where I will be writing about travel, travel tips, and other things that take a vagabond gal’s fancy

If you’ve subscribed mostly for the cat, well I will always have a bit of writing about my foolish cat no matter where I write. So come and join me at one or both of my new locations. Subscribe options there as always.

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Join me on journeys of the mind, body and spirit…

For the Journey is where I write about other sorts of journeys, journeys of the mind, body and spirit at

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About the Cat’s Bow Wow

I’m a born dog person whose heart was stolen by a tortoiseshell cat with more attitude that is good for either of us. Now I’m a firm cat lover. Something I’ve always had is an opinion, on everything.

So this blog is a place for me to share these opinions with the world. If the world likes it so be it, if not, I’ll keep spouting off for my own benefit.

Me with Mota and Fea (my first two cats)

Me with Mota and Fea (my first two cats)

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers, non-fiction as engaging as any novel?

More so! Because in Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo has given voice to real people that most people won’t ever get a chance to hear. She takes you to Annawadi, a place you may not have heard of, and brings Abdul, Asha, Manju and a host of other residents to life. And once you have made their acquaintance, you will want to know what happens to them.

It’s a gripping, fascinating read, but unlike a novel, you won’t find everything tied up with a pretty bow at the end. It’s real life Boo writes about. The poor people don’t unite to rise up and restore justice. And you’ll know a bit more about why this doesn’t happen in modern India.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a must read for anyone interested in modern India.

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What is The Cat’s Bow Wow? One step better than the Cat’s Meow! Where a cat loving dog person pontificates abot what she finds funny and fabulous and sometimes rants about things that drive her mad. Stay tuned for more about The Cat’s Bow Wow as it develops.

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Make a real difference, not an attention getting splash

Current affairs types in Melbourne are up in arms about a proposal to fine drivers for purposely splashing pedestrians by racing through flooded intersections.

Get real folks, the likelihood of people actually being fined is essentially zero if the number of times drivers are fined for racing past a stopped tram is any indication of how pedestrians are protected in Melbourne.

I’d like to see one of the affairs programs attach a camera to the side of a tram and document the number of near misses prevented by passenger caution as cars repeatedly zoom past the stopped tram.

Not overtaking a stopped tram is the law now, a law that is flouted daily on every tram route in the city. Bringing that to light might do some real good.

That might take time away from promoting shonky diets and proclaiming cures for (insert any emotionally appealing condition here) approximately two months after debunking a similar story by their competition.

That alone would benefit the people of Melbourne.

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