I have about three drafts with this title from three different years. Once I start writing I can never bring myself to finish it. And now I know why. I don’t know how we got to November. Yesterday I was in Croatia and came back to the sizzling heat here. Now I’m all bundled up in … More gold and ghosts
Sometimes I feel like my head is a very random collection of words that pop in and out of focus depending on my mood. Some are always there; some keep hiding in the dusty corners. And sometimes I just discover them for no reason at all. So, PETANQUE. Today is all about petanque. Petanque suddenly emerged … More petanque
I have secret hatred for Saturdays – mostly because I wake up round noon looking like death warmed over and don’t have even the slightest desire to put on makeup or actual clothes (PJs for life!). And at the same time I feel like I’ve finally got enough sleep (yes, it’s weird, i know) and … More Saturday struggles & weekend adventures
I can’t sleep. I’ve always had a very dysfunctional relationship with coffee – my naturally low blood pressure leaves me very little choice but then my stomach starts screaming ‘ARE YOU MAD? STOP DRINKING BUCKETS OF THAT CRAP’. So here I am – no sleep, sore tummy, and a very heavy heart. This war does my … More Let me ramble till I fall asleep
When I was little, the world bewildered me. I couldn’t understand why rivers flowed into oceans and not out of them, why tomatoes were red, why planes were made of steel and not a gazillion of balloons, why my mum always gave me a hard time about lifting the hem of my dress, and what was wrong … More Growing Up, part II.
The weirdest, the scariest and possibly a rather wonderful thing has happened to me – I have absolutely no work to do. I do get to keep my job and my position and the money but – oh wow – I have nothing to do whatsoever. For only god knows how long. This is the … More Sisyphus
1. Sad Natalie is sad. 2. All problems start when feelings get in the way. 3. Dancing is the ultimate cure for heartbreak.