It was a quiet night. The absence of noise was what made me get out of bed. Being a city-girl the quietness of the countryside can be eeriy at times. Not to wake anyone I tiptoed around the room and quietly opened the window. Cold autumn air rushed around my head and into my lungs. … Continue reading Galaxy – G – A to Z Challenge
I had an entire blog post planned out in my head about Christmas traditions and how my husband and I had developed our own as he’s often in foreign lands far away from either one of our families during the Christmas holidays. But then I went to a BusinessBoost event and heard a talk from Mo Gawdat. This evening was supposed to be about entrepreneurship and risk-taking. Mr. Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer of the futuristic dream factory Google X. I expected him to talk about Google and taking risks in the IT industry. That is definitely not what I got.
“Mom I am cold!”
“We’ll be there soon I can sense it,” she replied, not even pausing to hold her breath.
“I am cold too. And for ages we’ve only seen snow and trees, how can you be so certain that we’ll be there soon?” Her younger daughter chipped in.
3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar The Gift by Corina Carrasco Vince had hidden the package from his wife for over a week. He was so excited to finally be able to give her this special gift. He had been so afraid that she would find the package that he had asked … Continue reading The Gift by Corina Carrasco | The Sundays of Advent | Day 11 | The Advent Calendar 2016
Dealing with Death Death is tough, especially for those who have lost someone dear, for those who have seen someone die, for those who are left alone. Death is tough, especially for the person realising that their days are numbered when they are scared of death. Death is not easy. Dealing with it is not … Continue reading Dealing with Death
The Scent of Roses When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black … Continue reading The Scent of Roses
Z is for Zoned-Out Last night I zoned-out again. I was sitting on the carpet no longer completely present, no longer completely realising what was going on around me. S called me back to what was going on. I think that zoning-out is something that happens, to everyone. It happens mostly at the end of … Continue reading Z is for Zoned-Out #AtoZChallenge
V is for V When I speak English I have a very strange accent. A mixture of American and British English depending on the words spoken and the people I talk to. When I moved to France and came back to the USA to visit a year later, everyone said that I had a British … Continue reading V is for V #AtoZChallenge
T is for Teaching My favourite T word was already used last year. Seen that I am not in time with this post, I am a bit late, I did realise that many people did write about time too. You might enjoy this post in relation to time. I have no idea when I first … Continue reading T is for Teaching #AtoZChallenge
S is for Secret Many many years ago, our next door neighbour came to see my mother to share a secret with her. I found my conversation with my mum interrupted so that our neighbour could share what weighed her heart. She said that it would be better if I left the room, because she … Continue reading S is for Secret #AtoZChallenge