Ancient Irish Seasons and Modern Attitudes

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 ….’

‘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 ….’

The Truth @ Wyndham’s Theatre in London

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

Kai will Walk

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

Child-free Flights?

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?

How to Buy Cheap(er) Theatre Tickets in London? (Updated February 2016)

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)

The Rich Homeless

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