Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Geek Girl's Christmas Wishlist 2014

So it's that time of year again. Oh my, where should I start? As a slightly techie person, I love the holiday season. Not really because I get so many geeky gifts. I actually don't really. But it's a time to dream, to let my imagination fly free. What if...? If I could let go of my reservations as to when a gadget is actually worth the price? If I could forget our spartan budget when it comes to tech (things we buy have to be useful, answer an actual need, and on the whole present a good deal)? And what if I didn't give a damn about the planet and could make irresponsible purchase decisions (I usually don't replace items on a whim, and don't collect stuff I'd have to charge all the time)? What if I could have any gadget I wanted?

Which ones would I wish for then?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Lush Staples: Xmas Favs and Longtime Must Haves

[Sorry for not giving you links, but I thought choosing one website (e.g. the US one) over another would be unfair to some of my readers. Search engines are your friend, though. ;) ]

Oh, my. I could swear I had a nice intro for this post already saved, but now, for some reason, it's gone. I can tell you it was pretty witty, though, and I couldn't retype it now for the life of me. I guess I have my witty spells -- and this morning I'm obviously not in one. Well, what the heck. I'll still let you know what my favorite Lush products are, and why I think they make amazing Xmas gifts and reliable staples.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 Years In Geneva

It's been a while, I know, but this blog has never really been far from my mind. From time to time I make a mental note of some experience or another that I would like to share with my very special audience. It's true, I don't really know much about you. The stats show where you are from, but other than that it's pretty much left to my imagination who I'm writing these posts to. And my audience, however fuzzy my image of it might be, is the main reason I'm writing these posts. I believe that what connects us is the interest some of us share in traveling and visiting new places and the experiences we've had living abroad and/or constructing a life from scratch. But also, I believe, we share a strong will to go on and a dream to make all dreams come true. And that makes us special, yes, very special.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to Fix the Screw Holes in Your Bear Bow

Wow. This bow is awesome. It's so beautiful. It shoots like a dream. It's power in a tiny, sexy, curved body... Wow. I should really get a life... =D And perhaps write a post about how I fixed the screw holes in my brand new 50th anniversary edition Kodiak Magnum. ;)

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


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.