Red Lipstick on the Thames (a haiku)

30th May, 2012

He leans to kiss me, But stops; sees my red lipstick, And leaves me hanging. – –

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Pix-Bar, Covent Garden, London

– I have given up trying to get to Patisserie Valerie, which everyone and their brother tells me is the best bakery/dessert chain in London. Maybe it is. I wouldn’t…

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WTF Weds: Cockney Rhyming Slang

Words are funny little things. I know, because I spend most of my days wrestling with them, trying to manipulate them into what I want them to be, often to…

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Madrid: Then and Now

29th May, 2012

Our most recent trip to Madrid was our first visit to the city in four years. The last time we were there – in 2008 – Rand and I were…

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Sculptural Awesomeness, Madrid

28th May, 2012

While walking around Madrid, Rand and I saw this sculptural relief on the facade of the building, done in the classical style (is it ancient Roman in its influences? Let’s…

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The Week: May 25, 2012

25th May, 2012

I seem to have left my brain somewhere. Not only was I unaware of the month and date, but I also started typing “2005” into the title of this post.…

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Madrid, Churros, And The Universe

24th May, 2012

There are times when I feel like maybe I’m asking a little too much of the universe (“Give me an awesome husband, the opportunity to travel around the world, and…

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10 Things Kids Today Would Never Believe...

23rd May, 2012

– There are days when I feel far older than my 31 years (Wait, am I 31? What year is it …? No, I’m still 31. Dear god. Losing track…

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WTF Wednesday: Disappointment on...

Look, London, I don’t ask for much (“Yeah, right.” – my husband). I expect my tea to be served warm, with a bit of milk and sugar. I expect it…

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