Naked in public

I have the chance to live in a country where being naked in front of strangers is completely normal. And while some might see this as completely abhorrent, I have come to embrace it (not while I’m naked mind you ūüėÜ) and I will try to expose the reasons why I unrobe in public without…

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Thankful for…

Its been a great week! The house is (relatively) clean, I’ve been exercising, I spent a wonderful day yesterday just with my daughter… and I finally finished painting 75 cards for a German charity!¬† I feel like I really accomplished stuff this week and it feels so good. So I guess that’s my recipe for…

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My goal in life

Since I came back from working (& resigning from the company I’ve been with for 21 years…) in France a month ago, things have not been quite right and I’ve been in a personal slump. I’ve managed to get back into my crafting and painting, but it doesn’t fulfil me as much as it did,…

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Letting Go…

I’ve been away for a month, back in France, to resign from my old job in the aeronautical industry. I was on a sabbatical leave until now, you see, and since my company wouldn’t extend my leave (its only been 5 years…), I had to resign from the company I spent 21 years with. As…

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Unoriginal artist

This is going to be a very heavy post, loaded with photos and results of some soul searching. So¬†you have now been warned and you continue at your own peril! First, the cards I made for the Twofer card challenge, where I had to think up of different ways to incorporate the same butterfly on…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Or… What do you want from life. This question has not been on my mind for sometime. I guess it must be because I had everything I needed and was doing everything I wanted. My situation has not changed, but lately I’ve been asking myself this question, so something inside me has shifted. Its probably…

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Pain before Pleasure

Who would want to put pain before pleasure you might ask but many of us actually do it. I’m not talking about anything sexual here, just life in general. Some do it out of necessity, like having to go to work so that they can afford to do what they love. Or others like me,…

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Back to Painting

Its been 3 longs months that I haven’t painted! The house move killed my mojo I think and although it was always at the back of my mind that I should get back to it, it wasn’t till I started feeling a little depressed this week, that I knew I had to get out my…

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Small town, big village

When my hubby first mentioned that he had a great job opportunity in Ulm, Germany, I started looking up the city to see if i could live there. I found out that Albert Einstein was born here, that it has the tallest church steeple in the world…and it has a¬†population¬†of only 175,000!¬†OMG! What was I…

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Housewife & Work life

25th July 2014 Housewife and Work life After one year of being a full time mother and housewife, I have come to the desperate conclusion that it is not so different from being in the corporate world! To start with, The job: In the beginning you might have been vaguely informed¬†of what was expected of…

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