Beauty in the Incas

As you might remember from my last blog, I’m currently travelling and hadn’t intended to post much on here along the way – but there’s just so much in the way of colourful geometric patterns here that I couldn’t resist! I’m in Cusco, typically known as the gateway to Machu Picchu – but also home itself to a lot of Incan history and temples. And their civilisation (like me!) seems to have loved geometric designs EVERYWHERE…

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Beauty in coffee

Following on from my last blog Beauty in Travel, we’ve now been on our travels for a couple of months, and loving it 🙂 The first leg was in Panama, where we experienced (among other things) a masterclass in coffee farming and tasting at a plantation. We were struck by how much rigour and analysis goes into each single cup of coffee – so I thought I’d look into what sort of pretty data is out there…

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Life values: there’s something to be said for taking stock once in a while

A few of my friends have called me ‘brave’ for leaving what is deemed by society to be a good job. But the way I see it, it’s just that I factor in values that are different from conventional measures of success, into my career/life decisions. The risk, in my opinion, lies not in losing the prestige and lifestyle that comes with a particular job, but in not living life in such a way that I can look back on with pride as having been lived according to my values, not necessarily those of society.

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