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 ….’
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
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
Update after 5 hours of counting the votes: It seems to be a big majority Yes vote throughout Ireland. On the 25th of May 1895, Oscar Wilde was convicted for indecency. As horrifying as it can sound today, 120 years later, homosexuality was a criminal offence in Britain at the time and Wilde didn’t stand much … More Referendum on Marriage Equality in Ireland
It’s no news if I tell you that London is expensive. However, if you are not into buying a property, but only theatre tickets (they can also be very expensive at times), there are ways of not spending too much. So, how to get cheaper tickets for the great London theatre and hot shows in town? 1. Grab … More How to Buy Cheap(er) Theatre Tickets in London? (Updated February 2016)
If you are among the rich homeless, there is one thing you don’t want to happen – lose your documents. But bad people are, unfortunately, everywhere and even there where you least expect them. So, you leave the wallet behind in an office where you wouldn’t envisage that it would get legs, but by the time you get back, not … More Catch 22 of EU Policies
Imagine just for a moment that neither time nor money are an issue and you can travel as much as you want. You can live an ‘Eat, pray, love’ scenario. Or, in a less romantic version you have a job with which you move around the world, pack your bags, put the rest in a … More The Rich Homeless