HIPPIE KHUSHI WAKING UP TO LIFE

Alternative Lifestyles * Vagabonding Travel * Searching for Hippie Happiness

HIPPIE KHUSHI WAKING UP TO LIFE
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Category: Following my dreams: a new focus

Parlour Party

Last Friday I returned to the Parlour party in Harrow. It is run by Mary and Richard from Whirl-y-gig and is an open mic event with a strong leaning towards audience collaboration. It really is a wonderful night out which Read more…


ODE TO WHIRL-Y-GIG, Whirlygig Summer Celebration

Last Saturday it was a beautiful sunny day and it was Whirly weekend once again. Things were slightly different this time as some of my new Whirly friends invited me for a drink at the Rusty Bike in Mile End Read more…


The Legacy of the Hippie Movement in the Modern Netherlands

I have just returned from an exploratory visit to what feels like an old friend of mine; The Netherlands (or Holland as many like to call this country even though Holland is only a state within the Netherlands.) I came Read more…


THE KALI YUGA

“The Kali Yuga, the fourth and last age in the cycle of ages, characterised by strife and degeneration.” Journeys in the Kali Yuga: A Pilgrimage from Esoteric India to Pagan EuropeBook by Aki Cederberg The world is changing before my Read more…


खुशी HIPPIE KHUSHI WAKING UP TO LIFE, looking back, moving forward

खुशी /khushi/ 1. glee uncountable noun Glee is a feeling of happiness and excitement,    2. happiness uncountable noun Money can’t buy happiness.   3. humour uncountable noun If you are in good humour, you feel happy. 4. joy uncountable noun Joy is a feeling of great happiness.   /khushi, khushI, khushee, khushī/ I Read more…


Goa Long-stayers

I often think that my first ever trip to Goa, India saved me from falling down a deep dark hole. On the day of the Brexit vote to leave Europe I fell into a deep depression; almost a mourning period. Read more…


Whirl-y-gig Easter Peace Party

It was Whirly weekend again and this time the Whirl-y-gig Easter Peace Party. I thought I would never get there as due to the Easter holiday the tube was not running and after several bus rides I finally made it! Read more…


Vagabonding pt6: आवास Aavaas: (Accommodation), जोखिम Jokhim: (Peril, dangers) & ऋतु Ritu: The Seasons

Anick’s tale: “Anick tried to settle down in one place, but she became depressed and realised that fitting into a regular lifestyle and having a long-term job didn’t fit her mentality.  Anick speculated possible reasons for her desire for a Read more…


Soundtracks to Life

On the day that I have finally found a job after five months of searching, I thought I would celebrate this important occasion with music. My last blog post, looking back at Whirl-y-gig in the 1990’s, found me in reflective Read more…


A trip on the Whirl-y-gig time machine.

I was recently at a pub in the West End reminiscing with my dear friend Nick. We had gotten on to the subject of Whirl-y-gig. I was saying I was disappointed not to be going again this month as I Read more…