Piedmont - Italy - Roman stone bridge

Back To My Roots

I had not been back for nine years. My Grandmother’s native village in Piedmont. A small place built halfway up a mountain, with narrow, cobbled streets and stone houses. A short drive from beautiful Lago Maggiore and its Borromean Islands. I spent a lovely “generation” holiday week there in the summer with my Mum, Auntie,…

„Hanami – Con meets festival“ in Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Hanami In Germany

Last Sunday, Second Daughter and I headed off to Ludwigshafen am Rhein to attend a Hanami festival. Hanami literally means “flower viewing” and is commonly used for the traditional observation of cherry blossom. In our case, it referred to a cosplay convention. Second Daughter is fascinated by Japanese pop culture and she had been looking…

Successful Relationship

What Factors Affect Your Relationships?

I find the many facets of relationships fascinating. From our romantic relationships to the bonds we share with our children, our lives are full of connections. However, not all of the relationships that we form are good ones. Sometimes, people just do not seem to get on with one another, no matter how hard they…

Painted Easter Eggs

The Perfect Weekend

Friday night, Sexy Hubby, Second Daughter, Cute Doggy and I headed to one of our local restaurants for a family dinner. I was having a bit of an off day, to be honest. Annoying little things such as iPhone syncing problems – still not resolved! -and builders keeping you waiting, on top of feeling like…

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