Now. How am I going to break the news to Big M that I won’t go back unless the weather changes?
My friend V, stylish mother of two gorgeous girls, announced that she’d be heading to London soon, keen on spending a romantic weekend sans bébés in our beloved capital. ‘Where to stay? What to do? Where to eat?’ she asked eagerly. Knowing V’s usual stomping grounds in Munich, I realised that anything too close to […]
To a foreigner, the whole royal thing can at times seem a tad bit… erm… uhm.. outdated. Why would anyone, especially in times of the Arab Spring, egalitarism and equality (at least in front of the law), expect to be born into power over other people? And why would anyone accept a state leader that […]
Nobody starts a blog with the explicit goal to make real life friends. You don’t really set up a blog and follow other blogs you like, thinking ‘one day this woman and I will be having coffee together, crying tears of laughter into our lunches’. That would be slightly creepy. However, if you stick to […]
Have a seat. Put your feet up. Mind the cable above your head.
Remember that I said I wanted to take it slow? Well, to tell it in twitter speak: #massivefail. I am not complaining, no, it’s all good. Life is happening at a fast pace and I am filling my plate with a soup ladle. Quite suddenly and a bit unexpected, I found myself having a bout […]
It’s almost done. A mere 60 minutes and 2011 will be history. It’s been a good year. We sold the house that belonged to a neighbourhood I never really felt at home at. I finished the first draft of my novel. We have mostly been healthy and, most importantly, happy. I have never been good at […]
The other day I took little L to Somerset House for a spot of ice skating. After the skates came off, we treated ourselves to vanilla cupcakes and danced around the gigantic Christmas tree. Ok, I didn’t dance, but I watched my daughter perform funny little ‘ballet’ moves, going round and round, losing herself in […]
When my husband asked me last summer what I wanted for my birthday, I mentioned a golden Michael Kors watch and an evening clutch. Generous and lovely as he is, Big M set out to get me both. Also, adventurous as he is, he chose a Michael Kors clutch that didn’t have my previous seal […]
Eat your lardy heart out, Mr Atkins, but there is no way you will ever see me on a no-bread-diet. A while ago, when my innocent ears first got wind of the idea of cutting out any kind of bread, my first instinctive reaction was to dig my teeth deep into a pretzel – an […]