I am looking at a map of Regensburg and realising how swiftly one forgets the racing of the heart which results when eyes feast on that little slither of land between Danube and Danube Canal – that jewel of whitewashed houses, others rainbow colours – where I lived close to the bone in the spine […]
Archives for March 2013
My friend recently sent me some forgotten pictures from my 22nd birthday, and reminded me what a lovely evening it was. Dreamy chocolate cake, wonderful company, girl reunions on the sofa and I was rather spoilt. These pictures make me so glad my birthday is in the winter – a chance to have a necessary […]
I may be cosied up with a running nose, but salvation arrives in the knowledge that today – 20th March – is the official first day of spring (and another officially important day. You know who you are!) It may furthermore be rainy and dull outside my window, but I am nonetheless filled with joy […]
I still have four limbs!
Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mother who is my best friend and can make me laugh until I’m crying even when I’m grumpy. She looks like a film star with the most radiant smile, throws the most stunning dinner parties at the drop of a hat, knows how to have fun in any situation, […]
It’s a pretty little city, this one.
This week was trying in some ways. Yet none of these were life-threatening and many were simultaneously exciting, so I have decided to begin a humble series – every Friday, let’s say. The aim is – to take note of the sunshine, literal and figurative, in the everyday. I used to be a girl in possession of the world’s rosiest spectacles, but somewhere […]