Author: Metropolitan Mum

Happy birthday, Little L

Do you know that poem about how you don’t own your children? When I read it for the first time, pregnant with Lil’ L, a little more than five years ago, I found it hard to comprehend. How would I not feel ownership of someone whom I made, who for the longest time (so far) […]

Simple pleasures

Buying too many bananas on a Monday, so you HAVE TO bake banana bread by the end of the week* Blowing bubbles in the bath Getting your heels down easily in downward dog Pinterest Starting the day with a glass of water and a few squeezes of fresh lime Putting moisturizer on your feet before […]

A piece of art

For the first time in history, British Vogue archive images are now available as art prints. With works dating back to the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, taken by photographers including Cecil Beaton and Henry Clarke, the collection includes 60 images, with additional works to be added at later dates.

Just for you

Because I am so incredibly fashion forward, I receive Matches Fashion’s customised email newsletter. Or maybe I once ordered a pair of flip flops and have since been on their automated mailing list – who knows? The other day, this popped into my inbox:

Up all night

We are back – and with us the dreaded jet lag. Funnily (not really funny) though, it seems to only have affected the Pea. Whilst the rest of the family could happily snooze day & night, the Pea wakes every couple of hours with a startled scream, yelling at the top of her lungs. With […]

A new path

It’s been more than four months since I returned from my little solitary adventure to Kamalaya. When I had just arrived back in London, I felt like a changed person. Not only that, I felt like I wanted to change the world. And a little surprisingly – to me at least – I still do.

If in doubt, bake!

The weather has been getting to me recently. That, the uncertainty about my writing, and my yearning for the Nordic countries (it’s an on-going love affair)* have pushed me to extreme measures: the baking of Kanelbullar. Kanelbullar are Swedish Cinnamon Buns. You will find them in every Swedish gas station, news kiosk, supermarket, and, of […]