An Exercise in Imagination

During my last year of undergraduate studies in Paris I had to take an English class. Luckily for me, I wasn’t to be taught the if clause for the gazillionth time, when even the second attempt had been unnecessary. We read and discussed (or at least attempted to) various texts in English. The language skills…

The Unlikely Holiday Spirit

What are the first things that come to mind when you hear holidays? Sun, sea, beach, pool? Forest, mountains? Cocktails, music and dancing? All very much associated with what has now become the conventional holidays. We’ve just returned from a trip, which contained many of the above, which we have enjoyed in many ways and…

Love in the Linden Trees

Growing up, we used to have a big linden tree right by our gate. It sometimes interfered with the perpendicularity of the fence, or with the flatness of the sidewalk around it, but I loved that tree. I was reminded of it this week every time I was cycling in and out of our neighbourhood….

Are You Still There?

Wow, I can’t believe it has been 2 whole months since I’ve posted anything here. I’m an ideas person, so I come up with new plans and projects all the time. Some come to life, others remain dreams. Even for the ones I do something about, I obviously can’t focus on all of them at…

June Review

June has been a slow month for me in terms of blogging for Holy Cake Day, and I put it down to two reasons. First of all, my second pet project, Food for Thought, Thought for Food, which requires a lot of reading and thinking before I can publish anything. It is work that I…

March Review

March has been my best month so far (yeeey!), so I am looking for ways to improve and do even better. What did you like about the posts last month? What didn’t you like? I would love to get some feedback. Thank you!