What writers have known for centuries, scientists are now endeavouring to prove: that contact with nature can boost creativity… Backpackers who spent four days in the wilderness without access to electronic devices scored 50 per cent better on a creativity test at the end of the trip, according to researchers.

News report in The Independent newspaper (UK) this week, citing a study at the University of Utah

The only real failure is the failure to try. The measure of success is how we cope with disappointment.

Words spoken by Judi Dench as the character, Evelyn, in the 2012 film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.