How to Ruin a Good Intention

Yes, this is about me ruining someone’s good intention, not the other way round. It will sound terrible, I know, but hear me out nonetheless. Actually, it is about more than one good intention. See? Terrible! In the last months I have become more and more aware of the waste and accumulation around me. I…

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…