Jul 17, 2015


The kind of summer I always long for is finally here. Hot, dry, sunny. I am determined to make the most of it. After all, who knows if the next summer will be as warm and as carefree as this one? So I want to see friends I didn't see in a while. Instead of going away on holiday I hope to have people visiting us and stay with us. I want to spend evenings sitting on the terrace or on the river bank, not in front of  the TV. I want to drink pina coladas and chilled white wine. I want to wear each of my summer dresses at least once and wear glittery nail polish when I am not at work. And I want to take pictures and print them out and have a proper photo album at the end of this summer. 
I hope you enjoy your summer to the fullest too...

Jul 11, 2015


My work takes me to London from time to time, and I don't mind going there, as long as it's not too often. I used to live in London for many years, perhaps even long enough to call myself a Londoner. But, the thing is, I never really liked London. The city is too crowded, too traditional for my taste, too multicultural and above all too cold, grey and rainy. There are, I am sure, many good things to be said about London too. The city renders many opportunities and living there helped me to find my vocation. Unfortunately, to me, living there felt like living in a marriage of convenience. So I left, and I never regretted it. I mean, a coffee person living in a tea-drinking country? That was never going to work.