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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Punishment, dangerous curves and Jimmy Choos

A wise and slightly sarcastic friend once said that I’ve always been good at punishing myself when I put my mind to it. In that specific case (I’m sure he has more examples to share..) he was referring to my obsession with hitting the gym before going to work. And I did it so well […]

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Tooth extraction, mini-marathon and 14 days as a non-smoker. 

That sort of sums up this week’s happening in one single sentence. The tooth unfortunately belonged to my fantastic daughter whom in the end managed to get her teeth fixed. Like I wrote in my earlier post, it only too four tries before she found a dentist that understood her. And in the end, it […]

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T-minus 14 days until take-off and oh yeah, day 5 as a bored non-smoker.

Day 5 in my life as a non-smoker. Kind of proud of myself for going cold turkey and managing as well as I’m doing. When I was fishing for a compliment earlier today (hang on – we all need them in times of difficulty) I had a friend saying “well I’ve managed to be Smokefree […]

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What do non-smokers do really?

I’m working out in the mornings and I haven’t smoked for four days. Took a “how hooked on nicotine are you” test yesterday and only scored a 4(?) out of 12. And no, I’m not pregnant. Something weird is going on. I don’t recognize myself anymore. And to be honest, I’m not feeling that bad. […]

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