My grandmother was nearly eighty when she had her first foot massage. I think this is right. I mean, obviously I wasn’t around for most of those years, so I couldn’t say for certain. Still she looked so surprised as I rubbed my mom’s feet when we were all gathered at my grandparent’s house. My … Continue reading FEET
In the new normal of today, I’m sure most of you are like me and finding yourself spending an inordinate amount of time online. Not just for observational activities like flicking through social media, sharing hilarious videos, or checking out what’s trending on any of your channels (hello 12-foot skeleton from the hardware store) but … Continue reading Living La Vida Digital
As I write this, we are entering into month six of social restrictions and I am coming off of a tense couple of weeks as fires rage near my father’s home in the States (he was evacuated and is safe) and the news abroad and in my adopted country is so bad, I’ve had to … Continue reading Creativity in Chaos
Bad vs Good and where the two meet.
On my birthday post, I talked about having gratitude in the face of all the stuff – little and big, good and bad – that makes up life. I really do believe that, but sometimes it can be really hard. Okay, I’m just going to be really honest here: I’ve had a super crappy time … Continue reading Where’s That Gratitude?
Connections, people, they are everywhere. In general, I’m not huge fan of surprises. I mean, I like to know where we are going so I can choose the right footwear and know to eat something before leaving the house when the plan isn’t dinner like I was told but to go to a show involving … Continue reading Summer of Surprises
Seasons changing! The 21st of June: first day of summer, longest day of the year, my birthday. All of that is true if you are in the northern hemisphere. Go south and you get the shortest day of the year and you’re already into the 3rd week of winter in Australia. (They start their seasons … Continue reading Another Trip around the Sun
I had to go to the embassy in London last week. It was silly really but my passport needed to be renewed, and I finally decided to go ahead (after 8 years of marriage) and change my name. Cue dramatic music. I suppose I should have done this ages ago, but… my professional name would … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
As featured on DriveTribe.com A car-enthusiast-adjacent's take on the 77th Goodwood Member's Meeting So last weekend while the Mistress kept warm and dry and unmuddied, we went down to the 77th Goodwood Members Meeting. Last year I missed it because I was knackered on the Saturday and we got snowed in on the Sunday. I … Continue reading THE MADNESS OF A CAR WEEKEND
Despite my past musings about memories, I know that mine is pretty darn good. It’s funny what can trigger it too. A lemon blossom on a tree in a pot in the Georgian part of Hampton Court Palace last weekend smelled like my childhood. I was suddenly transported to being 10 years old on our … Continue reading It’s a Matter of Taste