May 2020 was supposed to be this crazy busy, amazing, end-of-an-era month. A May to remember! I have all those dates popping up in my calendar, dates that I meticulously noted at the beginning of the school year, in a previous life. Now they are evil reminders of the things we are missing.Read more "Lockdown Musings"
These are crazy times. And they’ll just go crazier each day. Unprecedented for us Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials and Gen-Z, Western-civilisation dwellers…Read more "There is No Other Topic Than Coronavirus (so there’s no point trying to ignore it)"
It’s done! I’d promised myself to have this live by March, and here it is, in all its imperfect, probably too long and definitely not polished, glory. It’s late on a Sunday evening, and I’m exhausted, proud, jittery and a little bit drunk. But here it is, and I’m so happy I kept my promise […]Read more "…And Here it is! Transcontinental Overload — The Podcast, Episode 1"
Double digits! Time for some new endeavours… Stay tuned!!!Read more "Some News – My Blog is Almost 10! (I didn’t feel like writing much)"
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, […]Read more "Beginnings and Exits"
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 all the usual Christmas stress, but rather, to enjoy the season and try and relax a little. I have to, as this car crash of a year simply has to end on a good note. 2020, I’m so ready for you!Read more "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Part II – Christmas"
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 […]Read more "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Part I – Thanksgiving & Advent"
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 […]Read more "Be Your Best Self?"
It’s autumn in America.Read more "A Brief Note on Pumpkins"
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 […]Read more "Oh, Austin!"