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The amazing tribute to "The Elephant Whisperer"

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
A friend from gym, who had just returned from a weekend in the Bush, drew my attention to the article below. 

I have had wonderful experiences staying in Bush surrounds in South Africa and whilst I love all the animals, there has always been something very dear and special to me about The Elephants.

Last Friday the South African conservationist and adventurer, Lawrence Anthony passed away. 

I cannot do any justice by adding any words whatsoever to the beautiful, profound and touching article b...
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Chintsa (Cintsa) Bay

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, January 12, 2012,

At last I have been travelling again!



Beautiful Beach Cintsa

Surely a perfect place to visit in South Africa is the magnificent Chintsa (Cintsa) Bay on the Wild Coast of South Africa, which is approximately 42km from East London.

If like me, you love to be surrounded by beautiful hills and lush forests, with a stretch of golden sand, as far as your eyes can see, into which rolls the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, then this is the place for you.


View of Beach from Lodge



We enjoyed a family holiday at...


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Who-Is-Best-Looking-2011

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, December 20, 2011,
Since it is almost Christmas, I thought I would have a little "bit of fun" on my Blog and give you `my take' on who in 2011 is a definite as regards Best Looking!

Female Category:




Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Male Category:



Louis Theroux

Teenage Category:




Justin Bieber

Baby Category:


Baby Harper Beckham


I don't need clarification as regards my opinion, but who do you think qualifies?

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Wengen - Part 2

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Sunday, January 2, 2011,
If I could keep a "Secret Place" all to myself, it would be Wengen, in Switzerland, about which I have written before!





On this my Christmas Trip to Switzerland, I was lucky enough to venture there, albeit for a short stay!

After our arrival we sat at an outside restaurant, soaking up the sunshine, and happily purveying the magnificent view.




Walking around the area, Wengen is "picture perfect", quaint and beautiful, and that day the snow was soft and powdery.


             

Wengen Snow Scenes      ...
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Einsiedeln

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Sunday, December 19, 2010,
It is awesome to visit cities, but it is so lovely to "head for the hills" anywhere, and in particular when it is in Switzerland.

Last week I made my "second ever" visit to Einsiedeln, which is known not only as a tourist destination for all year round sports activities, and ski areas, but also because of its Monastery.

The Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey is considered one of the most important Roman Catholic pilgrimage sites in Europe.  Since the Middle Ages, the Graces Chapel and a statue of the...
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Pablo Picasso (1881 to 1973)

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, November 27, 2010,
I was privileged this week to be able to visit the Kunsthaus, Zurich, where they are presently holding an exhibition of paintings by Pablo Picasso.




Self portrait of the Artist

Picasso's first museum exhibition was held there in 1932.  Since the artist himself had chosen all of the works exhibited then, this constituted a revolution in the world of art.  Less concerned with his blue and pink periods, the artist preferred his forays into Cubism and was vehemently committed to his current Surreali...
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Royal Madikwe - The Untamed Jewel of Africa

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Sunday, November 7, 2010,
Do you really, really want to totally spoil yourself when visiting South Africa, or perhaps you are South African and wish to entertain friends (or family) in a royal and lavish way!

Royal Madikwe (accessible by road - three and a half hours by car; or one hour by air - with daily charter flights from Johannesburg) provides a unique and exclusive safari residence in the heart of South Africa's game-rich, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

We were fortunate to experience such "heaven" at a famil...
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Monchique - Perfect for Pre-Wedding Pampering

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, November 2, 2010,
I had a dilemma.  We were hosting out of town guests from overseas at a Sunday (couple of hours prior to lunchtime) wedding - which venue was quite some distance from our home.

Normally all the ladies could "take off" to the hairdressing salon at the many shopping centres and malls near Johannesburg.  A Sunday morning, however, can be a little different - everything opens a tad later; and in any case the number of ladies came to six which could have been problematic; also one was a bridesmaid ...
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My Favourite Photograph

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, September 11, 2010,
There are so many beautiful photographs taken all over the world by those who are truly gifted and which encourage us once more to set off on our travels. 

Sometimes, however, the picture becomes more personal than that, where you are not only enjoying the scene in question but there exists a quality which catches your imagination, so much so, that you want to retain the view and transplant it into your "sanctuary" into your "home".





Such a picture is this, for me.  The photograph was taken in ...
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Pro-Activity, Having Pride, Being Conscientious and Diligent - The Lost Ingredients of Life Skills - Just Saying!

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Monday, September 6, 2010,
My father had a wonderful "work" and "life" ethic.  It had nothing to do with numerous dynamic degrees, years of studying, spoon-fed college courses, or wealth!

Very simply put, it is the difference in life between being "duh" or "taking charge"!  In "being interested" or "wrapped up in your own importance" or simply believing "that you serve no purpose in life".

We cannot all be high flying attorneys, business(men) or business(women), CEO's of companies - but that is not to say that our job in...
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My African Nickname

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, August 20, 2010,
Hubby has always had a nickname for me, due to my large brown eyes!

This name in English is a Galago (Bush Baby)
In Afrikaans - Nagapie
In Swahili - Komba
In Tsonga/Shangaan - Nwana Kahina
In Tswana - Kgajwanamasigo
In Zulu - Nhlathini umntwana
(courtesy www.southafrican-wildlife.blogspot.com )

He uses "Nagapie" with me which, as in so many Afrikaans words, is so expressive and cute!

                   

A Galago is any of six species of small tree-dwelling primates found in forests in sub-Saharan Afri...
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Port Alfred on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Sunday, August 1, 2010,
Sometimes a holiday destination warrants a continuous "repeat button" for an individual, a couple, or a family.

This important attribute is an indication of the venue's sheer enjoyment factor, its ability to appeal to all ages - from tiny tots to Grandma and Grandpa - and - equally important: its affordability.

Such a place is Port Alfred, situated in the Eastern Cape, at the mouth of the Kowie River, and almost half way between Port Elizabeth and East London.


It was established in the early 182...
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St Andrews, Scotland - Home of Golf

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Monday, July 12, 2010,
St Andrews is a University town located in the east coast of Scotland, in Fife.  So named after the apostle Saint Andrew and known worldwide as the Home of Golf.  The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, an international governing body for golf, was founded in 1754 and exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide (with the exception of the United States and Mexico).  It has been the most utilised venue for the Open Golf Championship.  This week people from all over the world will once agai...
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PaterNoster - Last but by no means least

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Monday, June 28, 2010,
No booking had been made for the last leg of our holiday, but we decided whatever experience we were seeking, would be on the West Coast.  However, never having visited that region, we were not quite sure what to expect.

We followed the map, taking in the scenery and ambiance on our journey, and having the freedom to take "pot luck".

Around lunchtime we arrived at Langebaan.  Langebaan, at the edge of a Lagoon and hugely popular with water sports enthusiasts, is a seaside town, on the South Afr...
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Arniston - The Penultimate Part of our Amazing Holiday

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, June 26, 2010,
Our next journey by car was to Arniston, which is a beautiful seaside retreat close to the most southern tip of Africa.

                                                              

We did not have a sea facing room at our hotel, and were facing instead the swimming pool - but the front facing rooms had a view of the sea, the colour of which one is totally unprepared for - a spectacular azure blue.

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An Amazing Holiday - Part 2

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, June 24, 2010,
Somerset West (so named after an English Governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800's - Lord Charles Henry Somerset) was our next destination, to which we travelled by car from Knysna.  The town lies on the slopes of the Helderberg - part of the majestic Hottentots mountains, and is situated approximately 50kms from Cape Town, 6kms from the False Bay Coast - the resort towns of The Strand and Gordons Bay.


         View from Sir Lowry's Pass

Somerset West has easy access to three golf courses, ...
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Knysna - Start of an Amazing Holiday - Part 1

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, June 22, 2010,
Often when we plan a holiday, it is the "combination" of the places we visit. that make a memorable holiday.

Knysna Heads frame the entrance to the quite spectacular Knysna estuary - lagoon - which provides a haven for water sports and sunset cruises - and this was to be the first stop on our journey.



Aside from having spectacular beauty, Knysna still retains a "village" feel with narrow streets.  This despite recent exciting real-estate developments.

The venue we chose to stay, was originally e...
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The Gautrain - In time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, June 10, 2010,
On Tuesday 8 June 2010 - and therefore in time for the Soccer World Cup, the African Continent's first "high speed rail link" officially opened for "Joe (or Jane) public".  This is part of a three billion dollar Gautrain project.

Gauteng Premier, Nomrula Mokonyane, advised journalists, on Saturday 5 June, to the effect that, what South Africa has done for the World Cup is not something for just 11 June to 11 July, they have put the money for life beyond that.

Having personally endured the previ...
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My idea of Winter Paradise

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, May 29, 2010,
Tucked away in the mountains of Switzerland - accessed only by mountain railway - no road leads you there - is my idea of winter paradise.  The "picture perfect" mountain village of Wengen.  Wengen is in central Switzerland at 1274m above sea level.  This can be reached by train from Lauterbrunnen or Grunewald and is located beneath the imposing Eiger-Mรถnch-Jungfrau mountain range in the heart of the Bernese Oberland.

Equally magnificent in both winter and summer, we chose winter (Christmas i...
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A survey by law professor - Legal Secretaries

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, May 27, 2010,
As a former legal secretary, I was hugely interested in the following article which was posted on May 26, 2010 by Debra Cassens Weiss :

"Legal secretaries are largely invisible in the academic literature, but one Chicago law professor is setting out to change that.

Felice Batlan, an assistant law professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, surveyed 164 legal secretaries last year and learned some sobering news, the Wisconsin Law Journal reports.  Nearly 20 percent had recently lost their jobs...
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The Bushveld but with Home Comforts

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, May 18, 2010,
Do you want to experience the Bushveld but are not quite ready to relinquish your home comforts?

Located in the Limpopo Bushveld is a Lodge where you are accommodated in Luxury Hemmingway air-conditioned East African style safari tents, with 220v electricity and bathrooms en-suite, under massive Bushveld trees.

Bateleur Tented Safari Lodge is a 12 bed Lodge - and you can be accommodated whether you simply seek a Bushveld break away, a private conference venue, or a team building experience.  Th...
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When I want to talk during a rugby game

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, May 15, 2010,
Ever tried bringing up a subject, or asking a question, when your husband / partner / male friend is watching rugby?!!!  Definitely not a good idea.!  I have a bad habit of reading when a rugby game is being aired on TV, unless it is a really exciting final.  Whilst reading (in particular, a magazine or newspaper) I often come across an interesting article which I want to discuss at the time, and of course, unsurprisingly, am met with a "deaf ear"!

Today I was introduced to an interesting blog...
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Self-Confidence

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, April 27, 2010,
Quote:
I was always looking outside myself
for strength and confidence,
but it comes from within,
It is there all the time.
                   --- Anna Freud
(via ImageHarmony.com)

Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits.  Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you.  Perception is reality - the more self confidence you have, the more likely you'll succeed.

Ten strategies you can consciously do to build self-c...
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Like Part of a Cosmic Russian Doll

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, April 13, 2010,
Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe.

In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe - from the microscopic to the supermassive - may be doorways into alternative realities.

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes - a type of wormhole.  The matter the black hole attracts doesn't collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushe...
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After 17 years as a Stay-at-Home Mom & Contract Lawyer, Amy Beckett lands a New Job

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, April 3, 2010,
After she began having children in 1992, Amy Beckett wanted to take care of them, and, fortunately her husband earned enough that she was able to do so.

A 1982 graduate of New York University School of Law, she had completed a judicial clerkship and had experience working in two law firms as a Chicago city government attorney.  But when she began looking for a good opportunity to return to a challenging legal career in 1999, after the family returned from a several-year sting in Australia, she...
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Reel Gardening : Extract Newsletter

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 30, 2010,

I have already blogged regarding Reel Gardening and I give below an extract from their newsletter 2/4/2010:

"It is World Health Day on 7 April, so why not plant a Winter Veggie Garden over the long weekend to celebrate healthy living.  Reel Gardening has been very busy this month with Londolozi, an expo GardenEx and distribution expansion into Mega Mica Eastgate, Garden World, Honeydew, The Food Emporium in Morningside and The Green Power House in Linden.  Our Herb Strips have been sent to the...
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Large Hadron Collider Research Programme gets Underway

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 30, 2010,
Geneva, 30 March 2010, Beams collided at 7 TeV in the LHC at 13:06 CEST, marking the start of the LHC research programme.  Particle physicists around the world are looking forward to a potentially rich harvest of new physics as the LHC begins its first long run at an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle accelerator.

"It's a great day to be a particle physicist" said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer.  "A lot of people have waited a long time for this momen...
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The Random Guardian - Try Something Random

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 30, 2010,
Daniel Vydra's serendipity maker, an off-the-cuff Python hack that draws on the APIs of the Guardian, New York Times, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation in order to create a series of "news roulettes".  You "hit a button" and you will get taken to a totally random New York Times, Guardian or ABC News Story.

The argument goes that while there is more news on the web, our perspectives on the news are narrower because we only browse the sites we already agree with, or know we already like or...
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Ford's sale of the Volvo brand

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Monday, March 29, 2010,
"Freshfield Bruckhaus Derringer and Hogan and Harlson took the lead roles in Ford's sale of the Volvo brand to the Chinese automaker Zhejang Geely Holding for $1.8 billion, according to the UK publication Legal Week.

A Freshfield team led by partner Chris Brown in London advised Geely, which became the first private Chinese company to take over a foreign automaker, according to Reuters and Legal Week.  Geely is paying less than a third of the $6.5 billion Ford paid for the prestigious Volvo br...
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Science: Learning from the Experts : Parallel Universe

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, March 27, 2010,
With beams routinely circulating at the Large Hadron Collider at 3.5 TeV, the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, CERN has set the date for the start of the LHC research programme.  The first attempt for collisions at 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam) scheduled for 30 March 2010.   (http://public.web.cern.ch/public )

What secrets this experiment will unfold/unearth have yet to be seen.

Heisenberg Uncertainty principle
In fairly short order, physicists studying the quantum level noticed...
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Legal Secretary Not Getting Fired Leads to - Getting Fired

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, March 26, 2010,
When one works in a successful, and large, firm of Attorneys you can be sure that your work load will be heavy.  The following legal case may interest you:

Nancy Topolski must have been initially happy to survive the layoffs in the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine.  However with fewer secretaries to go around, her workload increased.  This led to stress-induced panic attacks.

If you're not making a lawyer's salary, that is just not acceptable.  After one of her panic attacks, she went t...
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Leadership

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 23, 2010,
Not everyone wishes to become a leader, however I think we are all fascinated by the qualities that make a really successful leader stand out from the crowd.  The following are quotes via www.wisdomquotes.com


It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse -- Adlai Stevenson

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocities.  The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageousl...
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Family Recipe - Spaghetti Bolognaise

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
I was blessed with a very cute and accomplished Greek mother-in-law.  She loved having her family around her, and also cooking for everyone.

I learned a lot and I give below one of my favourites - Spaghetti Bolognaise, which I have just made for tonight's meal:

Ingredients:
400g Steak Mince
100g Lamb Mince
1 large Onion (chopped)
Dash Salt and Pepper
1 dessert spoon Olive Oil
2 cubes Mutton Stock
2 teaspoons chopped Garlic
2 Carrots grated
1 large tin chopped Tomatoes
Small (but not tiny) tin Tomato Past...
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Fitness may boost kids' grades

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, March 6, 2010,
Fit bodies may bring kids better test scores in school, a new study finds.

"Children's physical fitness is associated with their academic performance" said study author Lesley Cottrell, an associate professor of pediatrics at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

The researchers evaluated almost 1,200 students assessing their fitness in the fifth grade and then again in the seventh grade.  They tested them in 4 subjects - the seventh grade reading, math, science and social studies - using sta...
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The Witchery

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, March 5, 2010,
Sometimes one is lucky enough to have an opportunity to go to a really magic place.

Hidden in a collection of historic buildings, at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, are James Thomson's seven theatrical and decadent suites -

The Library, Vestry, Inner Sanctum, Old Rectory, Sempill, Guardroom or Armoury

are perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent and magical of settings - the perfect antidote to bland hotels.  Lavishly decorated and antique-filled, these suit...
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If by Rudyard Kipling

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, March 5, 2010,
I was introduced to this Poem by my father, who was a very wise man.

IF

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired of waiting
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies;
Or being hated don't give way to hating
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise!

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make t...

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Punctuality

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, February 27, 2010,

The other morning I had made an appointment at a hairdresser, as my normal speedy and efficient hairdresser was unavailable for a couple of weeks.  The appointment was made early in the day and, for the second week in a row, I was kept waiting over half an hour before I was attended to. Once I was comfortably seated at the mirror, having the attention I was seeking, an excuse was given to me, which I guess was adequate, but it got me thinking about how annoying it is to have your plans for th...


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Young Achiever - Claire Reid - Reel Gardening

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,
While listening today, to one of the many interesting programmes on Radio 702 - www.702.co.za - Jenny Crwys-Williams interviewed an inspiring young achiever, Claire Reid.

Jenny gleaned from Claire, the build up to the story of Reel Gardening, which is a simple, cost effective, and convenient means for all people, to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed.

Behind Reel Gardening

Claire is the Inventor and Director.  She invented Reel Gardening at only 16 years old, in 2002.

She is currently ...
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Rising above Adversity

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, February 12, 2010,
In this Post in regard to Michelle Dewberry --  and in the previous Guest Post by C. Gallagher in regard to "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" the story of William -- these two examples show just how, despite great adversity, there exists a certain type of person who can rise above what life has exposed to them in their younger years, and in doing so spend so much of their future life assisting others, who could so easily lose their way in their future life path.

I am presently reading a book ca...
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Guest Post - C Gallagher

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, February 12, 2010,
I had seen an article about William on one of the news internet sites and then bought his book whilst down in South Africa over Christmas.

Last night I was really moved to tears as he describes how he and other Malawians suffered during the famine and droughts in 2002.  I cannot even begin to imagine what the hunger he describes could actually feel like.

Besides the hardship, the story is about a remarkable young man who is now making a difference in his community.  A real inspiration.  It woul...
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The Reasonable Man

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, February 11, 2010,
"The Laws of England place great weight on the Reasonable Man.  They will not, and sometimes will say it is because they cannot, specify exactly what ought to be done in all circumstances, and will phrase their demands instead in terms of what a reasonable man would in the circumstances do.  So too juries are directed to bring in a verdict of Guilty only if the charge is proved beyond reasonable doubt, without there being any account offered of what exactly a reasonable doubt is.  It is an ol...
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The Ashtray, The Love Story and The Poem

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 9, 2010,
When I was a young girl I spent a wonderful holiday week in France, with my family and a dear Aunt.

Amongst the souvenirs purchased and brought home, my mother purchased an ashtray which, as well as being pretty, had a beautiful verse:

"Je t'aime aujourd hui plus q'hier, moins que demain"
(which I understood to mean:   "I love you today, more than yesterday, but less than tomorrow").

Although the ashtray is no longer in my possession, those words I have never forgotten.

This well-known expression ...
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The Matryoshka Dolls

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 2, 2010,
On my dressing table, I have a set of Matroyoshka (Russian) dolls.

During the lengthy period I worked for a prestigous firm of attorneys in Johannesburg, there was an occasion where a writing article competition was held for the support staff, to be shown in our Staff Newsletter.  I won this.

I had at the time just read a book by David Ogilvy, from the well-known advertising company, and decided to base my article on something which was, to me, exceptional about him, and which concept I imparte...
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The Bicycle and the Dress-the-Doll

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 2, 2010,
You can learn a lot in family situations.  When I was a child, my older brother and sister were going to the store, with mum and dad, where they were to choose their own bicycles.  Prior to this, it had been explained very carefully to me, that at this stage, there wasn't quite enough money around for my bicycle.

Obviously I would have been very excited also to receive my (first) bicycle and was hugely disappointed I was not to be included.  However my parents were very clever in the way they ...
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The Butterfly

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, January 28, 2010,
Travel is so hugely commonplace nowadays, and families are scattered all over the world.  It is so wonderful when you embark on a journey to a far off country, to visit a member of your family, but not quite so enjoyable when it is time to say "Au'revoir" - "To meet again" - Farewell!

I have travelled often, and far, but I never can quite handle the "Goodbye" bit with those who are near and dear.

On one such journey, where I visited my one sister -,just before leaving for the airport to catch m...
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The Magazine - My "Cup of Tea"

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Wednesday, January 27, 2010,
Despite the favourable climate in South Africa, I still love that "curl up with a good book / magazine" feeling, which was instilled into me, as a child.

I love them all - the glamorous, glossy covers with the attention grabbing "super model" displayed so perfectly, and so beautifully, on the front cover.  The "soap", "pop" or "fashion" celebrity in his/her exotic home - also including his/her equally glamorous holiday home - which most of us can only dream of!

The "Who's Who in the Zoo" - wher...
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My Twitter Lists

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, January 26, 2010,
I follow some really interesting people on Twitter, and I like the fact that I can daily submit what, I hope, is an interesting line or two, which just about fits into my busy lifestyle.

If you consider tweeting and joining Twitter, it is important that you "stay real and authentic".   The most successful people have achieved that and combine their vast talents and knowledge with a quality of "wanting to share".  They are not just one sided and egotistical.

I myself am just a beginner.  In the ...
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Audrey Hepburn : An extract of her Wisdom

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, January 19, 2010,

I have an Icon - A Lady who was as beautiful on the "inside" as she was on the outside:



Audrey Hepburn - Time Tested Beauty Tips

(from: "Audrey Hepburn : An Elegant Spirit - A Son Remembers" - author: Sean Hepburn Ferrer : Publisher: Sedgwick & Jackson)

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry

For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through every day

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll n...

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Janet Gallagher I am an author who loves to travel. My debut book "A Question of Love" (genre Romance/ChicLit/Law) is available on Amazon Kindle) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DKTWRU. I am presently writing my next book (genre Romance/Mystery). I fall under the sign of Aquarius and therefore I would not slot myself under any one genre. I have many interests - gym, family, geeeek! Formerly childrens nurse/air stewardess/personal assistant/ secretary/ dabbled in a couple of university law subjects then worked for many years in a prestigous law firm as Secretary/PA. I am very family and home oriented but also love travel and pursuing interests and learning from people who are achievers and focused. My favourite movie stars : male: Ryan Reynolds, Jack Davenport and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; female: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron Favourite movies: The Proposal, The Devil Wears Prada, August Rush You can follow me on Twitter @janetfgallagher I look forward to meeting you there!

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