My stint as a single parent has come to an end..

.. as hubby is cute sleeping off the jet lag after returning back from Sweden having competed in not one, but three, running races the last weeks. His grand finale though was the Stockholm Marathon on Saturday which he did in 3:19:40. Not bad, not bad at all. So what have I learned during these […]

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If you want me back in the real world, come find me.

Cause if there was one thing that my road trip in the Scottish Highlands made me perfectly clear on – I’m in love. I’m in love with the sun reflecting on the Highland mountains, of the cherry blossom trees lining the villages I passed, of the plentiful lochs and glens you pas everywhere, the windswept […]

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I dream of windswept moors and rolling hills.

Believe me when I say that I have days where I long for home, for a slice of sanity in the middle of it all. Not that my life is any more stressed out or unusual than others. It’s just that this year marks 13 years since I packed my bags and left and I’m kind of […]

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8 lessons learned on how to survive “Smog Week”.

I’ve learned a couple of things during what I now so lovingly call “Smog Week”. 1) First of all it’s nothing like Spring Break at Uni although it does come with the same kind of headache. 2) You can live with your air purifiers on full blast and keep your sanity after all. No I […]

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Hello 2017, we kind of knew you’d be showing up..

… although, at least here in Beijing, you could have done a better entrance than this I believe.. Not really the way you want to start a New Year. And unfortunately, this morning is not much better… That said I know it’s temporary and better air and blue skies will be back. Sooner rather than later I […]

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Black nails, a Hawaiian fairytale & a pimped up Christmas tree

What more could you possibly ask for? Let me start with the Hawaiian fairytale – Moana. Listen, if there is ONE film you should take your kids to this year (or what’s left of it) it’s this one. It’s mesmerisingly beautiful, it’s fun, it’s about a strong girl and friendship. It has all the classic […]

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A week of snow and Christmas preparations.

It’s been a week of firsts. Snow started the trend. Woke up on Monday morning to some white stuff.. not a whole lot but enough to get me closer to some sort of Christmas mood. It was truly beautiful. ❄️ Strange feeling though exiting the gym and finding the pool where we used to swim […]

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May your coffee be strong and your Monday short.

People, I can not find my pre-Christmas spirit. It’s lost on me although we are in the middle of November already. On the other hand, who can blame me, just look at my outfit for today..Converse in the middle of November? Well yeah, if the temperature says +14 and blazing sun, go for it girlfriend […]

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Who knew that all you needed was 10 pins and a heavy ball…

.. in order to turn your colleagues into laughing, competitive little monsters. 😂 So much fun during today’s staff outing.Thankfully they were fed before the game or it might have turned out much worse than a couple of broken nails, some arm soreness and a hip replacement issues (mine that is… damn you running!!) Bar […]

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