I was in India for six weeks and this incredible country shook me. It taught me multiple lessons, but one of the things that has stayed with me the most so far has been the sense of impermanence in traditional Indian culture. About 10 days into the trip I headed to an ashram in Tamil … More Impermanence
A few months ago, unbeknownst to all my friends, family and workplace, the husband and I booked two one way tickets to India. We then set about packing up our life in London, gave up our flat, did some housesitting and cat sitting and handed in our notice at work to somewhat bemused bosses. We … More And… Miss W is off!
I met with Andrés Pascual, the well-known Spanish author on a sunny day in June in the heart of Notting Hill. After having given up his law firm, Pascual and his wife decided to give London life a shot. They have been in what he terms the “interminable” city for a year and half. The … More Interview with Author Andrés Pascual
Because Miss W is feeling lazy, and because she has to go home and tidy the house before H gets back from his business trip (argh, nearly 10 days of piled up clothes and books strewn all over the place), she is going to just post pictures of her recent trip, and leave you to … More Stockholm and Copenhagen
One of the things I’ve been thinking about in the last few weeks is how many people’s lives can easily become monotonous and lose excitement and adventure, and one day they wake up and boom, that’s it, they’re old, and their life has passed them by, with a series of grey days each looking like … More Thinking
Today I was remembering a trip I took around South America in 2010. I went to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. It was a trip that I think really changed me, and I thought I would share some of the things this great continent taught me. 1. Slow down Anyone who has been to … More Five Things I learnt in South America
Hello out there, Miss W has been absent for nearly a month now. While she was away Miss W was busy taking weekend trips to see obscure maps (rest assured it was not Miss W’s idea to trek to Hereford to see the map -thanks husband!) she was almost starting to feel like this might have been … More Barcelona
This Christmas Miss W spent her holiday in France. Miss W’s auntie and uncle live in a small village in Normandy, where they run a B&B in a beautiful small château with stunning gardens. Miss W spent Christmas there and then went on to Paris for a night before going to Strasbourg and Colmar in … More France
Miss W is in Normandy, France for Christmas and after a long drive is relaxing by an open fire just waiting for Santa/Papa Noël to come by tonight. She wishes you all a very peaceful and joyous Christmas wherever you are!
This past weekend I was in Copenhagen. In November I would generally rather take trips to a sunny clime like Nice in southern France, where I could swim in a warm hotel pool, but I decided to brave the fabled cold of Scandinavia and head off to Denmark. Miss W’s sister went to Copenhagen last … More Copenhagen