A couple of weeks ago I had a real bum trip of a day. I was just trying to get through my jet-lag somehow, and on top of that I had just found out about a screw-up at work because I made the mistake of reading my work e-mail. I was dead-tired, exhausted, and had a small panic attack in front of my computer. But being good and brave, trying to stay awake and having stopped shaking, I dragged myself to the store. On my way back, a total stranger came up behind me, and passing me she said: “That is a beautiful hairstyle”! I now know what it means for someone to make your day. Continue reading
Look, I won’t pretend to know a lot about the Welsh. But from the little that I do know, I think they’re very different – in a good way – from everybody else. For example, they have two official languages, one of which is positively ancient. While many celtic languages are facing extinction, Cymraeg (Welsh) seems to have a pretty good chance of survival since a high percentage of Welsh people (mostly in rural areas) still speak it as their mother tongue. Also, the country itself has an ancient feel to it, what with all the medieval castles and cobblestone houses.
And, maybe most importantly, while the rest of the world use the Lion or the Eagle as their heraldic animal (nothing wrong with those, of course), the Welsh are badass enough to use a Red Dragon in their flag! Continue reading
For the last two years, whenever I’d been staying at Hubby’s, he’d make me sit on one very uncomfortable wooden folding chair after another in front of the computer. I even had to steal my own cushion out from under the cats purring away sleeping in the old armchair. Continue reading