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Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

By Luci Castle - Thursday, May 16, 2013

I already own too many owl related items. I have no particular affinity to owls, I don’t even really like owls but the story of how I came to own… Read more…

They would not be smart enough to pour piss out of their boots, if the instructions were written on the sole.

By Luci Castle - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One of my more annoying traits is my childlike response to being told what to do. When advised not to do something my immediate response is to do the opposite…. Read more…

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

By Luci Castle - Monday, March 18, 2013

As my time in Sao Paulo draws nearer to its end I see the city transform before me. The once sinister and confusing cacophony metamorphosed in to friendly bars and… Read more…

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

By Luci Castle - Saturday, November 10, 2012

For the month of November 2012 I am trying something very new and very difficult for me, commitment. I am not a committed person I am a fly-by-night, faddy, over… Read more…

Home is where one starts from

By Luci Castle - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I made an ignoble exit from my last home. My last look back was at a dirty duvet dangling from the balcony beneath mine, when we had tried (and failed)… Read more…

Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.

By Luci Castle - Sunday, October 14, 2012

To get in to my apartment building you need to be buzzed through two electronic gates. In 24-hour attendance at these gates are a series of lovely Porterios, who let… Read more…

The Road less Travelled- The art of getting lost

By Luci Castle - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference Robert Frost I have recently moved to the city of Sao Paulo. This is not a… Read more…

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