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
Last week I spent three days at the London Book Fair and two days working on a project in a day-job setting. In between, I kept up on marketing and promos for the book, my charity social media posts, regular social media posts, and tried to keep up on my work in progress, the next … Continue reading Reading to Write
Rethinking the 'long haul' ride. As featured on DriveTribe.com Click here to see all the fun pics. Freedom—it’s the best part of owning a car. Go where you wanna go, do what you gotta do. I think the classic road trip is a mixture of needing to get somewhere and enjoying the ride. When I lived in LA, road trips were … Continue reading Road Trip?
Seven years ago, my family had a full year of loss. Taken from us were one of my siblings, a cousin, an aunt, a dear friend of the family, a beloved mentor, and my grandmother. Blow after blow, throughout the year, each new death hit us, and then at Christmas we got the news that … Continue reading Dread Anniversary
As featured on DriveTribe.com So, I wrote a book, which is super exciting, but this isn’t about that. I’m only telling you because on the day I revealed the cover art, I also picked up my new car--a brand-spanking-new Smart For Four. And turbo this time around. It’s adorable, and I even got a fun, … Continue reading Smartie Pantz
Being an exPat—anywhere—can be amazing and ridiculous all at once. I’ve been one in countries where I didn’t speak the language very well and am one now in a country where supposedly they speak my mother tongue. During my first stint in the UK as a student, I had both Brit and American housemates (flatmates) … Continue reading Separated by a Common Language
They say that memory isn’t truth. I’ve read that when we recall something, we focus on the parts that are meaningful to us—what made us happy, sad, terrified, betrayed, loved—the important bit in that memory. Then the next time we think of it, we hone that focus as we remember again—a memory of a memory—and … Continue reading Remember, remember
I was thinking about this fun piece I wrote about an amazing event we got to go to because of my husband’s cool car and thought I’d share.... As featured in Petrolicious.comStory by Danielle Butler, Photography by Lucile Pillet and Jonny Shears I have just returned from a quick weekend in France with my husband … Continue reading A French Weekend With My Husband’s Daytona Mistress