Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cute, Crafty, Royal, Happy

Who does not imagine being a royal? Forget the girlie princess fantasies, I assume even guys, or some guys, do it too – the power, the riches, the jewels must have the appeal. I’ve never been a princessy type as … Continue reading

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Dating Dutch

Interesting, if controversial, post on Expatica about dating Dutch. I found the ‘research methodology’ rather amusing (mining and comparing the expat forums across countries, lol). I thought some of the observations¬†were true, even though I am married and lived here … Continue reading

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Money vs Happiness: What Is Money?

I am writing a new piece¬†(in Russian), dedicated to my son. The idea is to share key lessons that life has taught me, in case I am not there to show/ tell him. Presumptuous, I know. Bear with me. There … Continue reading

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Let’s Call It A Life Experiment

I am staying with an Airbnb host for the first time. I am quite excited about it. My host is a lovely interesting woman, and overall I did enjoy the stay. Where am I? In London, the one and the … Continue reading

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I Have A Confession To Make

I read horoscopes. Yes, the educated professional woman in her 30s still believes into this stuff. I don’t read just any horoscope though. I read only a monthly one by Elle (fashion magazine). 3 times out of 4 it’s bang … Continue reading

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The Secret To Successful Marriage And Relationship

A bit of an unusual post today. I don’t recommend books a lot. The last couple I’ve been on and on about were Power of Now and Escape Manifesto. But this book is amazing. If you are in a long … Continue reading

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Dutch Geometry & Dinosaur Dreams

This week I have been a bit on fire art wise. Despite having no drawing or graphic skills whatsoever, I became possessed with drawing a night view from my window – the geometry of Dutch roofs does this to people. … Continue reading

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