A Walk, a Talk, a Liquorice Thief

Getting liberated from spending 45 minutes every early morning and late afternoon staring at the brake lights of the car in front of me is definitely a bonus feature of the new apartment. I love driving. I just hate traffic. These days I take the train with my son. It’s the part of my morning… Read More

Thursday is Cake Day

Thursday is Cake Day in the cafeteria. It’s also Vegetarian Day or all-other-foods-suck day. Nothing against vegetarians, some (okay one) of my best friends is vegetarian, but in our cafeteria vegetarian food seems large to consist of kidney beans and/or curry. Big pass on both of those. You should have seen my reaction when a… Read More

Kitchen Days

When I was born my parents had a business designing (my mother) and building (my father) kitchens. They used to bring me with them from farmhouse to farmhouse. I would lie in my Moses basket while they took measurements and built new cupboards and farmer’s wives in starched aprons would make goo goo noises at… Read More

Waking into the Sunrise

There is magic in the dark mornings. The magic of a blank page, of something waiting to unfold. These days I walk to work as the run rises and I walk home as it sets. (Obviously I don’t do that during the summer months or I’d be at work nineteen hours. I don’t think even… Read More

Return of the Nerd Girl

This afternoon my son and I went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi (no spoilers, I promise). Just … oh my god. Best movie ever. That was our reaction when we left, open-mouthed, and with sore hands from all the clapping. The pre-movie light show set the tone and it was incredible from start… Read More

How Young is Too Young For a Midlife Crisis?

It’s my birthday in a few days. I’m entering the last year of my thirties. That doesn’t bother me. Just like turning thirty didn’t bother me. Next year won’t find me weeping and rending my garments as I enter a new decade. But something is nagging me. Something pinches at the back of my mind.… Read More

IT Didn’t Just Happen Like That?

Warning : spoiler alert And a disclaimer – I am not someone who believes in gender quotas or remaking classic movies with all female casts. This is just something that annoyed me in a movie I had really been looking forward to. I’ve seen the new IT movie now. With the same amazing friend I… Read More

Summer Holiday

One thing I do miss since I got to the point where I can call myself an adult with a mortgage and a drawer full of bills, is the long summer holiday. Those seven – eight weeks of no schedules, no responsibilities, nowhere to be and nothing to do. Those few weeks were often enough… Read More

Black Pearls of Wisdom, Savvy

Last night my son and I took an extremely spur of the moment trip to the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean – Salazaar’s Revenge. Or Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales depending on where in the world you are. Don’t worry, no spoilers! Just go and see it. When the whole… Read More

Hot Chocolate, Cakes and Snow

It snowed today. It snowed all day. I was at work and my son was at home with a sore throat and a bad cough. He rolled down the blinds because it was too depressing watching everyone playing in the snow, dragging their sledges back from the park, laughing and shouting, while he was stuck… Read More