Slaying the Beast: #PMDD

This is a PMDD post. I write these from time to time, mainly to help other sufferers, and to raise awareness of the condition. Also out of sheer exhaustion and exasperation at trying to find some kind of treatment that works. What is PMDD? PMDD is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. It is often described as 'a... Continue Reading →

Return to School – #Haibun

My children return to school tomorrow. Or rather, start their new schools in a new land. Since they last attended, there’s been worldwide pandemic, a 3-day relocation, a new country and a new language to get to grips with. My youngest should do just fine: he’s so used to hearing different languages they merge into... Continue Reading →

Vincent Ehindero Award #2

Thanks to the lovely Lindsay of Live, parent, teach, repeat I have been nominated for my second Vincent Ehindero Award. Lindsay's blog is a hilarious read for parents juggling busy lives, and also deals with educational issues. I recommend it highly to anyone who shares these interests. The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you... Continue Reading →

Time it was…#dVerse Prosery

‘Time it was, and what a time it was, it wasA time of innocence, A time of confidences…’ Such was the time I spent with my Grandmother. Her home was always a place of sanctuary: she stayed up all hours of the night and was always glad of company. She could sit for hours recounting... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #2: Goulash

'Wait!' I hear you cry: 'Goulash is from Hungary! Or is it Austria? It certainly isn't from Slovenia!' While it's true that Goulash has its origins in Austro-Hungarian cuisine, it is very popular all over Slovenia owing to the fact that Slovenia was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Read on to find out more,... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #1: Istrian Pasta with Truffles

If you've been following Postcards from Slovenia, or if you've ever visited Slovenia yourself, you'll know it has stunning mountain scenery, fascinating and beautiful cities, a delightful coastline as well as many other historical and natural attractions. But there's one aspect of life in Slovenia I haven't touched on yet, and I feel it deserves... Continue Reading →

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