Wednesday, April 9, 2014

When Expats Stop Blogging

When a colleague of mine, at a recent conference, explained that she was doing research on expat bloggers living in London, I felt a blush coming on. For two reasons, actually. I thought about this blog of mine and, at first, about the long loooong time I'd been spending away from it. And, then, about how typical anyone researching my blog must find it. And, being a researcher myself I found the two ideas intriguing, especially since I had a strong suspicion they were closely linked.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Inconsolable.

It's useless. Absolutely useless.

I know some of you would try and comfort me, so let me tell you before you do that it won't work. And that's something, I guess, that I'm actually sad about. It's weird. One of the weirdest things that ever happened to me. I've never been prone to depression in my whole life, not even as an adolescent, so this has me dumbfounded. What is this thing? Why is it happening to me? And how to fight it?

Well, if you're interested to join me on a journey out of the picturesque pit of Rock Bottom, you're most welcome to read on. I'll have to warn you, though. Tugging me out is not an option, too much holiday yummies, I suspect. But you can watch me climb (and perhaps fall back a couple of times...) and cheer with the crowd. It should be quite a spectacle.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fleur's 2013 Christmas Wishlist

With Thanksgiving weekend gone I've just realized I'm long due with this. Especially since I've just started sorting through my gift ideas for my family and friends, and obviously some of the decisions are harder than others. =)


So, in order to make life for my loved ones a bit easier, I've come up with a list of items, any of which I'd be very happy to find under the tree this year. It's not that I want so many things. It's simply a collection of ideas.

I'll move from one category to another, explaining my choices briefly. (There are, of course, smaller as well as more expensive ones.) I do think this actually might come in handy for others too, as some of the gifts on my list would make most girls (geeks or not so much) very happy, I'm sure. So let's get started. The first category is...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spigen Ultra Bumper For Galaxy S III (Twinkling Pink)

Not my usual line of writing, but I thought I'd add to what's available online about these cuties. This is mostly for those thinking about getting one of Spigen's Bumpers -- or any other of their products, anyway.

This is not a review, only a few pics and my initial thoughts. Please feel free to skip if you don't find this kind of stuff interesting. =)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Firsts: Traditional Archery

Well, it was a first when I started writing this post. Somehow it never got published, though, so I think it's time to revamp it a bit. But it's never easy to write about something so close to your heart as archery has grown to mine. Honestly, I don't know how I've managed without it for so long.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why I Think Email Is Dead


Well, I don't think it's dead per se, but it's definitely being Archived. I'll tell you why. Don't agree? Fair enough, let me know why. ;)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Still Alive

In fact, more than ever. I'm so sorry for leaving you guys without a post for so long -- especially when I have so many things to tell... But life's just been incredibly exciting and busy for me these past months. I've finally gotten my PhD questionnaire to work, I've been to a couple of conferences, I'm teaching a course on my own, we've taken up traditional archery, and I'm keeping a gleaming eye on the tech world. Sounds like the life of some many armed-many eyed monster out of a tale DnD game, which, of course, I'm still dreaming about playing. Oh my, so many things to do, and they're all so much fun! I promise I'll try and be more active here. If all (resolve) fails, I'll still be posting a Christmas Shopping Guide, to help out relatives. All the charitable jule tide spirit, right? =D Anyway, I hope to 'see you' all before then.

Cheerio!

Fleur

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When It's Time To Move On -- Why I stopped teaching English and how I feel about it

Before you go on reading, let me clear up one thing. Many get upset about my not being a humble little soul who's grateful for any appreciation life might throw her way. They're not necessarily right. It is completely true that I'm not humble toward my fellow human beings and society in general. I'll give you that. And, since I'm not, I won't apologize. If you feel that you're a little worthless piece in a great human scheme of things, read these posts at your own risk. You might find that attitude of yours changed -- or, as some have, you might just feel outraged at one such as me presuming above herself. Well, you've been warned.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Lago Ritom: Away from It All

My hubby's just turned 30 (yes, now he's a real man, with a young chit for a wife, LOL) and we wanted to do something special. Well, something very special. Question was what and where.

Well, the what, the actual gift I got him, will have to wait a bit. Because fist i want to talk a bit about Act I of the celebrations, which took place in Lago Ritom, at the border of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.