What is a Mandala?

2019-11-13T11:46:02+00:00

A mandala is a spiritual or ritual geometric configuration of symbols or a map. In Buddhism and Hinduism, it represents the universe. The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is "circle". Circles have very powerful significance in countless countries, religions and traditions. MANDALA circular design In "Jungian psychology", a mandala as a [...]

What is a Mandala?2019-11-13T11:46:02+00:00

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”

2019-10-22T11:15:38+01:00

I`m a committed "foodie" and particularly like Thai food. Here is my full, detailed review of a favourite Thai restaurant in Liverpool city-centre - Spice Thai...... "This was my 2nd visit to Spice Thai and I`m delighted to report that the quality of the food & the enjoyable dining experience has been maintained. HOW TO [...]

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”2019-10-22T11:15:38+01:00

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?

2019-09-25T10:38:18+01:00

"Hemp” is another name for the Cannabis Sativa plant. This same species of plant is also refered to as Marijuana. Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. Did you know: the oldest known records of hemp farming [...]

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?2019-09-25T10:38:18+01:00

What is The Hamsa Hand?

2019-09-09T11:14:54+01:00

The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern palm-shaped amulet symbolising the “Hand of God”. It depicts the open right hand. It is also popular in northern Africa. In all faiths it is a protective sign. One style is shaped like a regular hand and the other has two symmetrical thumbs, which is the most [...]

What is The Hamsa Hand?2019-09-09T11:14:54+01:00

There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… & it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul

2019-09-04T13:50:21+01:00

Rumah translates from Indonesian as "home". The concept is based on a South East Asian theme, with food from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rumah Bar & Kitchen is a 2-floor venue with plenty of space out front & on the terrace upstairs for causual outdoor dining & drinking. Inside, it is beautifully laid out, [...]

There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… & it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul2019-09-04T13:50:21+01:00

Pattaya Restaurants – where to go for quality & authentic Indian curry?

2019-08-26T18:18:49+01:00

There are many Indian restaurants in Pattaya, Thailand and with an increasing number of visitors from the Indian sub-continent to the resort, that number appears to be growing. But there are many stories and reports of disappointed customers - with many of these venues being described as "tourist traps". One spot I have discovered that [...]

Pattaya Restaurants – where to go for quality & authentic Indian curry?2019-08-26T18:18:49+01:00

Interesting Facts & Stats About Thailand You May Not Know

2019-08-20T13:02:58+01:00

Thailand is known for opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, tropical beaches and ornate temples displaying glistening figures of Buddha. It is located in the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula & is composed of 76 provinces. Officially known as "The Kingdom of Thailand", although it was formerly known as Siam. I first visited Thailand [...]

Interesting Facts & Stats About Thailand You May Not Know2019-08-20T13:02:58+01:00

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International

2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

Established in 1993 and based in New Delhi, India, Aspiration International`s purpose is to uplift and highlight artisans in the interiors of North India. Their motto is... "An enchanting display of creativity and excellence: Offering a spectrum of attractive handicrafts at Fair Trade prices." One of Aspiration’s aims is to revive the old crafts of [...]

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

The Atlanta Hotel & Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

2019-07-15T12:25:05+01:00

"It`s like stepping back in time." The historic Atlanta Hotel in downtown Bangkok, Thailand is untouched by the modern developments all around it. Walking into The Atlanta is like walking into another world, a long lost world. Most of what a guest sees and hears is old and classic - and authenticly Thai. Founded in [...]

The Atlanta Hotel & Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand2019-07-15T12:25:05+01:00

9 Motivational Lifestyle Quotes from Buddha….

2019-07-12T08:32:15+01:00

Below are 9 inspirational, motivational lifestyle quotes from Buddha.... But first, here is a short introduction to Buddha and what Buddhism actually means.... Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population. Followers are known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual [...]

9 Motivational Lifestyle Quotes from Buddha….2019-07-12T08:32:15+01:00