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…

Inspiring Nature: Holidaying with Our Fellow Creatures

I’m always a little torn about man-kept natural places, as they take so much effort and so many resources. Are all those worth it in the end? I don’t know; but the truth is that I am also not ready to go into the wild with no infrastructure waiting for me. So what I do…

Big Lessons from Little Creatures

Decisions, decisions. There’s always plenty of those to be made. Some are easy, some not so much, but most of the times we think we have it right, that we are doing what is best. Or at least hope we are. But there are times when we are shown that we are most likely not….

Why Do the French Eat Chocolate for Breakfast?

We are back from our first sun holiday of the year, which is why I have taken a break from writing. Now that we are settling down for more school, work, organising, worrying, caring for others, I can also sit down and process (i.e. write) some of the things I have witnessed in the last…

No Break for the Sugar Eaters

This week-end we went away for a much needed break, so you could say that we had a Holy Cake Week-end. But I will talk about that in a different post. For now, there are a few horrors I need to get off my chest. I am a people watcher, I have always been one…