She is in her eighties and he at most in early thirties. They lean comfortably on a tower of orange cases in the middle of a big supermarket, discussing smartphone features. He is very fluent in English, but the accent discloses that he did not grow up in Ireland. “You pull your finger over the screen … More A Local Call
The first time that I moved to Ireland 11 years ago, I had everything organised upfront. I landed to Dublin around 1PM without luggage that was stuck somewhere on CDG, but the day was sunny and I felt so positively excited that nothing could ruin my mood. On the contrary, it was great to learn … More I’ll Follow My Heart to Ireland
Borough Market area is one of my favourite places in London. I visit it often just for a stroll, to soak its atmosphere and to enjoy the buzz. On a nice day, I’d sit outside Brindisa Tapas and people-watch, while enjoying a bite or two of Spanish flavours. Across the road, there is The Southwark Tavern … More My ‘Ode’ to Borough Market
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
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?
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
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
Pure Taste on Notting Hill is a purely gluten-free, lactose-free restaurant, that caters for the followers of various diets, but also for the meat and seafood lovers. No wonder they are so much nutrition-savvy since their chef is a nutritional therapist Holly Redman. Altogether, the food I picked was very good. Some of the dishes are very inventive and my … More Pure Taste Restaurant – London, Notting Hill