45 Hours in Vienna: Before the Exam

By no means are 45 hours enough for Vienna! But I left the UK in late October, started a new job three days later, and had a professional exam at the end of the month. I had neither enough leave, money nor free time to give Vienna the time and attention it deserves, and right…

Moving Countries with a cat

Unlike Holly Golightly, I didn’t plan to leave the cat behind when moving… continents. I was only moving across the English Channel, but it felt like a continent. For twelve years, we have had a little tortoiseshell cat. My then boyfriend and I adopted her from the Mayhew Animal home in North London in 2002,…

R is for Resurrection

After two and a half years, I resurrect thee. Lets see how far we get with this free site and a  bit of spare time. Flickr really isn’t so great anymore to share pictures AND stories, and well… I feel like writing a bit every now and then.

45 Hours in Vienna: Exam Day!

Saturday, but no lie-in for me. I am about to sit an oral exam on a subject that I know fairly well, but in English, and with it comes the cultural connotation of always being the stranger.  I spent the past few years working in the United Kingdom and enjoyed it very much until about…

… and the bog standard

For about twenty yeays, I have been making this salad, without fail, at least twice a week. First encountered as Шопска салата in Bulgaria, it became a faithful dinner staple and one of the more helathy components of my diet over the years. There is no recipe. I just make sure the tomatoes, cucumber and pepper is…