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Apparently the origin of the phrase ‘life begins at forty’ is actually a 20th century coinage (looks like the 20th century liked to add some frills, instead of wrinkles-… I...

Last night someone asked me what my mantra in life was. What made me smile? What made me who I am? Without thinking, I told her that I didn’t have...

Sri Lanka goes to vote in the next week or so. Similar to many, I too have my ‘hopes’ pinned on a candidate who I hope will usher in the...

The other day as we went to celebrate a birthday, my family and I saw the condom machine at the Mount Lavinia beach.

You’ve put your foot down and decided, you are done for the day! Everyone agrees to go out for dinner. While you and your spouse try to decide on what...

What is vision? Vision is the general word used to describe the coordination of the eye and brain in ensuring that a person sees clearly. The word ‘vision’ has multiple...

Every time I see a rainbow the inner child in me jumps in joy and sheer fascination. Maybe I am strange but despite seeing the rainbow many times over, the...

Mothers, we have a job to do! As our children go back to school this week, you are no doubt anxious and worried about the safety of your child as...

My dearest momma, My thoughts are scattered all over and I want to put them in to words. But I am fidgeting in front of the keyboard unable to form...

We train our children meticulously to be careful of strangers, making them aware of the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. Fast forward to adulthood, where we...

Recently for my child’s birthday, I bought some orbeez. Buying in bulk I thought I should make sure they work and so removed 2 and inserted them into a glass...

It’s that time of the year again. You can hear music in the air and there is excitement, laughter and merriment in every corner of the island. Garlands of bright...

My husband and I are observing our 15th Valentines Day this year. Observing? You may think that’s a weird choice of a word for the most romantic day of the...

Independence Day is fast approaching and the familiar scenes play out again. Over the years I have gone from watching starry eyed to taking down notes (because the teacher said...

A new school year has begun. Do you silently groan, cheer or just hold your breath? Having 3 children I don’t know which I should do. My kids are into...

Last week an interesting discussion happened on our forum. My children attend local schools. Having attended a local school, my memories are precious and so I have been rather dogmatic in...

So the end of year wedding season is in full swing. With masses of couples, around the world saying “I Do!” magazines and social media carry oodles of the wedding...

It was a long and exhausting day as I sat in an overcrowded waiting room at Nawaloka Hospital recently waiting for a friend to come out of her MRI session.

I am not a political activist nor am I active on Facebook, but since October 26th my actions prove me otherwise. I took my daughter and nephew to visit the...

Last Friday evening many of us were shocked to our very core. A hasty decision, an unexpected sacking and swearing in - no one expected and no one, not even me...

Sitting in the waiting room bidding my time to meet Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Hashir Ariff (MBBS(Lond) DCH(UK) CCST(UK) FRCPCH(UK)), I could clearly see he is swamped with tiny patients. Some...

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would write a series of letters. As it turns out, this has proved to be a rather unreliable process, with...