Author: Metropolitan Mum

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 […]

The incredibly long road to publishing

  Do you remember that novel I wrote a while ago? Well, it’s still not published. Surprisingly, getting published is a   S   L   O   W   process. It’s what everybody tells you, but chances are, you are not going to believe it until it happens to you. Not because you thought you were superior to the […]

Seven years ago

It was untypically mild on that Saturday in London seven years ago today. Big M and I met up in Hyde Park and went for a walk, followed by coffee at Ottomezzo on Westbourne Grove (they have since moved to Thackeray Street in Kensington). We shared a packet of Haribos (the remains of it live […]

Eat anything you want

With January almost done and dusted and the beginning of February looming, chickening out of your New Year’s resolutions is an almost certainty. By the end of this month, about 35% of all our resolutions will have been broken. By the summer, more than half of all resolutions will have gone out of the window. […]