From The Corner of Your Eye. Black & White City

I went to a bookstore To look at glossy photography albums and strangers hiding in a self-help section. I went to a bookstore To feed my soul and stare into space for as long as I want. I went to a bookstore To find a stranger and borrow his life for a poem. I went…

All Things Shiny. In Morocco

‘Ooh, Shiny!‘ my visceral excitement walking through the doors of very precious looking Moroccan handmade pieces. I stayed there for a few minutes all by myself in a complete silence absorbing finely crafted artisan work. If you have ever been to Morocco you are probably wondering by now where I was able to find a quiet spot…

Same Same But Different Blue Sky

If you are going to Thailand or Vietnam, you need to learn a phrase ‘same same but different’. How to use ‘same same but different’: You are shopping with your girlfriend and a lady behind a counter asks if this is your wife. You answer ‘same same but different’. You have found a Rolex watch…

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…

Green Shades

Delilah has run out of plates and mugs. Her spoons are mouldy. Delilah is waiting for a reply to her texts. Delilah sees heart shaped trees and clouds. In response to a photo challenge It IS Easy Being Green!

Winter Wonderland

I must have been 7 years old when I heard my parents talking about our Christmas presents. They thought I could not understand. They thought Russian was their secret language. My world was crushed. Even though I knew where the presents were coming from, deep down I believed in Father Christmas. I saw that big man…

Bright Blue Skies in Moderation

My best friend got a job at the chocolate shop. She loves chocolate. I wonder how long this loving relationship will last. My sister once made me Tiramisu. It was amazing. Once I have had too much I felt sick. A toast with cheese after a painful rice diet made me go to places I have…

Back to School

A dress or a skirt? I can’t wear that. Too short. I don’t want to look like I am trying too hard. What about flowers? Is it OK to bring flowers to my English teacher? Will my classmates think I’m kissing her a**?  1st of September is the first day of school depending which hemisphere you…

Be open-minded

‘What are you doing tonight?’ asked a lid. ‘Not much. I might just hang out with caps, covers, plugs,’ answered a can of spray paint. ‘How come? You are all different in size, colour and shape. Isn’t that a little bizarre? How can you be friends?’ ‘What do you mean, dear? ‘You know exactly what…

Look Around. Poke out Cherries on Top

BBC’s Britain’s Biggest Spenders programme made me realise I could be spending up to £600 a year just for my latte breaks. That could cover 120 nights in a super cheap hostel in Bangkok, or buy 600 pad thai plates, or an expensive handbag. Where do people spend their money these days? Do you need to pay to…