BEGINNINGS AND EXITS

Hello 2020, and goodbye England, my old friend. We started the new year, and the new decade, with a quick one-week trip across the pond, which included a couple of days with friends, a few days in London with my parents and dinner with my in-laws, and of course meeting my new nephew and niece, […]

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THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR II – Christmas

One more day until Christmas now. I swear, yesterday I still had a week. At least I’m done with my Christmas shopping, and I even managed to send out a handful of cards (by handful, I mean that literally, so don’t be disappointed if you’re not getting one). I’ve decided not to get sucked into […]

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THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR part I – Thanksgiving & Advent

Ah, it’s The Holidays again. That time of year when we should reflect on the past twelve months and make some plans for the next twelve. It is the time of the year when we try and finally get all the shit done that we haven’t managed to squeeze in or just turned a blind […]

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BE YOUR BEST SELF?

I’ve been feeling really torn lately. I seem to have fallen into this “busy, busy, gotta go, no time” trap that so many people around me are also caught up in, and I don’t like it. There’s such a fine balance between being busy and fulfilled, and being busy and overwhelmed. I don’t like that […]

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A BRIEF NOTE ON PUMPKINS

It’s autumn in America. Austin has finally decided to give in and drop the temperature. It’s grey, drizzly, windy, uncomfortable. The clocks haven’t gone back yet, which brings us an hour closer to Europe for a couple of weeks, until we, too, turn on our clocks to wintertime. Actually, it’s fall now. And fall in America […]

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OH, AUSTIN!

We survived another Texas summer. This last week was so hot, but tomorrow, Canada’s sending down a cold front, and the temperature will dip below 18C/65F for the first time since April. Oh, Austin, we cannot wait! It’s been over a year since we moved back here, and it seems that the name of my […]

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SPRING AND ALL THAT

Spring has finally sprung in England. It is May, after all, so it’s about bloody time. Being used to perpetual spring, or at least spring starting in February for the last 8 years, these last 6 months of never-ending winter have been absolutely horrendous. But now England is starting to put on her ballgown at […]

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