Friday, June 22, 2012

My Kids FAQ

This is so weird. I'm pretty sure you could get a psychology PhD out of my awkward situation with kids -- or, more specifically about having kids. I'm totally fine and cool with other people's offsprings and usually have a blast of a time with them, but at the end of the day I can't say I'm impatient to reproduce the feat. But these days I'm compelled to think about these questions more and more often. And I must admit I'm becoming less and less sure of my answer.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sea You Next Year (Our Holiday Plans)

I'm so excited! It's finally time for us to continue our Swiss hiking adventures where we left off last year. Of course I tried to tone down all the rave when writing the aforementioned review, but I guess you all know by now how much I love the Swiss Alps. And it's not just the hiking. Living and working in the city, which we both love, leaves us nonetheless with a crave for nature and peace, a stark contrast to our daily lives. We just feel like getting away from all the buzz and do nothing in an active sort of way. As much of a success story our trip to Engadine had been, we felt a bit short of enthusiasm to return to the touristy resorts of Italy. So our votes went for Ireland and Skandinavia this year.

They would have gone, that is. Because a voucher to TUI changed our plans quite a bit. I won't go into it, but the short version is that as agencies add their little fees to each and every one of the services you choose our voucher wouldn't have covered the whole of the trip, in fact it most probably would only have paid the fees. To cut to the point:
we're about to re-visit the Swiss Alps, but a different part this time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Driving Me Crazy [Taming the Wheels Part I]

Oh, I'm not being idle. I've just had way too much on my plate lately and I'm trying to prioritize so that i can finish my academic projects on time.

But don't worry, the adventures of Fleur continue, and she's added a driver's licence to her list.