Unconscious Gender bias part 1

I think the biggest problems women face these days, at least in western countries, isn’t in-your-face misogyny. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still quite a bit of misogyny about. See We Hunter the Mammoth almost any day of the week. But for most of us, the biggest problem is unconscious bias. Until 2011, all crash test dummies used in the USA were as tall as the average US male. Inevitably,…

March 30, 2016

Time for a rest

I’ve been rather overdoing it, just for a change. On Sunday afternoon I took delivery of a hire car so I could meet an English travel agent at the airport on Sunday evening. She was really nice, and interested in organising a spring nature holiday for UK clients. I had a very long day with her on Monday, from 9 am to 8:20 pm. We went to Astrolapalmna (not planned,…

March 18, 2016

Busy is good

My feet have hardly touched the ground lately, between guiding at the Roque, cruise ship excursions, translations and an article for Turismo Canarias. (Yes, I’ll let you know when it’s published.) Today I’m showing an English Travel agent around for the local tourist board, which should be fun. Tomorrow morning it’s the observatory again, and on Wednesday I have an appointment in Tenerife. I’m rather looking forward to Thursdsay when…

March 14, 2016

Hamster Wheel

Lately I seem to be busy all the time and achieving not a lot. But when I stop and think about it, I am making progress. The huge backlog of laundry from my bout of flu has finally been conquered. I got my friends’ car through its ITV (the Spanish equivalent of the MOT)  when they couldn’t do it themselves. The house is very slowly getting tidier. Once a week…

March 4, 2016