The Satisfaction of People Watching

The immense satisfaction of people watching. Do you ever get that? I was stuck at the airport in Amsterdam. Put on a waiting list after running like a mad person all sweaty and thirsty, hoping to get on the next flight for a long awaited family reunion. Took me hours to get bored. I find strangers…

Shopping Inspiration. The Ultimate Gift Guide

Panic-stricken. Sweaty. Anxious. Hopeless. Helpless. Dizzy. Frustrated. 24th of December and you are squeezing some Christmas shopping into your lunch break.  Conundrum. The one and only Christmas shopping feeling. These are some finds from a vintage art and antiques centre in Nottingham. Sometimes overpriced, but always inspirational. Make something cool this Christmas. Frame a picture. Glue, cut and draw…

For True Lovers of Christmas Sparkle. Black & White Photography

Yesterday I met a very elegant lady. She wore a brooch. A big Christmas tree with stones that the busy store lights made look like disco balls hitting the shore. Like on LSD. The elegant lady told me one could not find these brooches these days. She has had hers for over 30 years and would…

Do Not Forget To Smile. Angkor Wat

Early morning. My tuk tuk driver picked me up before the sunrise. Big day. A day I was a guest at the very special Angkor Wat, Cambodia. It is easy to get overwhelmed in such surreal places. I like to wander. Not one of those bullet point visitors. I enjoy being in places and not ‘doing’…

My Big Fat Greek Holiday

10AM. We have already had breakfast and walked a few miles. We are eating ice cream. A lovely ice cream lady pointed out to her favourite mix of praline and cinnamon. Interesting. Sold! I am also licking some Ferrero flavoured goodness. We have a dilemma. There is not enough time in the day to try all…

Be Fierce or Go Home. Sirtaki Experience.

Live music. Greek dancing. Sirtaki. We are intrigued by the sign. 9pm. We enter the restaurant. Excited and hungry. We are about to have the most authentic Greek experience. The restaurant is packed. We take a seat. I always get confused. Are you supposed to wait to be seated? Upsetting the server is the last…

Look Stranger in the Eye

Sidewalk full of strangers. Dreams and hopes. Dinner plans and busy schedules, shopping lists and aspirations. When was the last time you looked stranger in the eye? I did today. Nothing happened. I smiled.  

#LoveStory About the Frog II

Albert and Lucy bought a cat and a plant, A sofa and a lamp to decorate their wonderland. They spent their Saturdays eating high class flies On Sundays they listened To old school jazz. All the frogs around were envious of them. Everyone thought their auras blended so well. Lucy and Albert croaked in tune…

#LoveStory About the Frog IV

Rumour has it Albert has joined the gym, Started puddle dating, got himself a dog, A polka dot sofa and a flat screen TV To enjoy Netflix with his green And yellow aura friends. The truth was Albert thought about Lucy a lot. No matter how many times he tried to Snap Out Of It…

#LoveStory About the Frog

It was one of those nights Where stars could not be intimidated by the clouds, The moon’s smile covered the roof with frost Making the ocean Glitter like a fool. The frogs had a party with everyone invited. The guests gathered with auras of all colours. Red and yellow, white and daring blue, Purple and…