A Diner, a Dialogue, a Doughnut

This evening we went out for an early dinner with my friend S. She’s the one with the white shepherd whose photos pop up here every so often. My son said he was in the mood for wings, so we headed off in search of a diner. We definitely found one – vinyl seats, paintings… Read More

The Saturday I Became a 1950s Housewife

There’s a wonderful old Danish film called Støv på hjernen which has always been one of my favourite comedies. You could translate the title as Dust on the Brain. Basically, it’s about a group of people living in the same apartment building in the late 50s/early 60s. The housewives obsessively spend their days polishing and… 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

Hygge

Hygge is part of the Danish way of life. It’s untranslatable. The closest you get is “cosy.” It’s a big trend at the moment, so big that apparently in the UK people are trying to use it to promote soup. Parents of a colleague of mine run a Danish restaurant in London. They were approached… Read More

Slow Suicide in the Grown-Up World Part II

Back to my point … What I wish someone had told me when I was a passionate teenager was how to keep the passion alive when the world tried to kill it. Not intentionally, just because the world is not geared towards everyone chasing their dreams. It’s geared towards some people doing it, and the rest… Read More

Slow Suicide in the Grown-Up World

Dark December mornings were made for three things: writing, reading, coffee and candles. Okay, Dark December mornings were made for four things: writing, reading, coffee, candles and cake. Okay five things. Where’s Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition when you need them? Here’s a post by author Chris Nicholas that got me thinking. We hurt when we bury… Read More