It’s dump, grey and drizzly outside, one of the days when heavy blankets of clouds seem cast anchored above the British Isles. England justifies its bad weather reputation today. Nevertheless, I choose not to fall into the the weather blues. Today, on the 1st of February I choose to follow the ancient Celtic tradition, about which I learnt … More Ancient Irish Seasons and Modern Attitudes
‘We do have 2 parties in Cuba, one is called Fidel and the other Raúl,’ Alberto, a guide in his thirties, answered my, somewhat, naive question and both of us burst laughing. We were chatting about his homeland, the only country he’s ever seen, and I wanted to know if there were any potential political movements, any chances whatsoever that at … More ‘We do Have 2 Parties in Cuba ….’
When I hear the word autumn, I think of Japan. Yes, their cherry blossom is the world famous, but the Japanese autumn is my most amazing memory of the vivid, red colours that our Mother Nature can produce, before closing her eyes for the cold months. Happy Autumn, the Northern Hemisphere and look forward to the … More Happy Autumn, Northern Hemisphere!
A play hasn’t made me laugh this much for ages. I was crying with laughter at times and was only laughing during the rest of the play. “La Vérité” by Florian Zeller, translated in English by Christopher Hampton, unfortunately, closed last night at Wyndham’s Theatre in London, but it’ll be a sin if this cast doesn’t bring … More The Truth @ Wyndham’s Theatre in London
3 months ago, Kai, a beautiful, positive 5 year-old child, unable to walk, touched many hearts in the UK with his story and the warmest smile in the world. Due to cuts in the British healthcare system, a short time before he was scheduled for a surgery, which was supposed to enable him to walk, … More Kai will Walk
Šibenik and its surroundings are one of my favourite areas in Croatia and it surprises me when I realize that many tourists don’t know about this pearl of the Croatian coast… So, here it is …. something to take into account if Croatia is your next destination. A few tips and recommendations (including useful links) for … More A Stroll through Lovely Šibenik and its Surroundings
This is a Croatian Licitar, a biscuit made of honey dough, that has been produced in Croatia for hundreds of years. Even though Licitars are made of edible ingredients, we don’t eat them, but keep them as a decoration. With this one, I send you lots of love and wish you a merry Christmas wherever … More Croatian Licitar
A few hours later the history repeated itself. However, at that hour the child had had a few hours of sleep in her eyes and wouldn’t give up her demands. The poor creature kept screaming, ‘…mommy, daddy, mommy, daddy….’ I took a walk and walked and walked and walked. People around me were rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, pointing towards the family. The Parents amazed me. The Father fed the small one, took him/her into his arms and got up to stand in the aisle. The Mother, however, was sitting still, her eyes closed as if nothing was happening. There was no seatbelt sign on.
I decided to dare disturb the Mother. I shook her arm, leaned towards her and asked, ‘Excuse me, is this your child?’. … More Child-free Flights?
I have been a market-person since I can remember. All I wished to do when I grow up, was to sell on a farmers’ market. I recall it as if it were yesterday. I revealed to my mum that one day I would enrol on a university for selling on farmers’ market. What a surprise it was for … More Columbia Road – Flower Market in London
It was a late evening in Tokyo. Heavy clouds wrapped the city in a grey robe and the darkness intensified the dullness. All we needed was a warm, cozy shelter to enjoy some good food. Luckily, the least problem in Tokyo is to find a restaurant and a couple of minutes later, there it was … More The Night when I ‘Met’ Mr Ikizukuri