Expat Life, Travel & Outings

Playing at Being a New Yorker

I'm currently sat in the New York Library typing this. I've walked past this building a few times on my minimal visits to the City but this is the first time I've been inside. It's beautifully grand, but it's certainly not made for comfort. I'm sat in an awkward wooden chair surrounded by gold clad… Continue reading Playing at Being a New Yorker

Expat Life, Travel & Outings

Reliving my youth – Boyz 2 Men style

During the summer months, the town of Stamford, CT hosts concerts by a range of artists. These concerts make up the series Alive @ 5. When I discovered the event, I checked to see what was coming up. I scrolled through the list to see name after name I didn't recognise, (apart from Shaggy on the… Continue reading Reliving my youth – Boyz 2 Men style

Food & Drink, Travel & Outings

Jigs, Grobs and Cobs

Now that our home has taken shape and we've been freed from the weekends of furniture shopping and fund deficits, our Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for a spot of fun and exploration. This weekend started with a Friday evening jig at a local country music concert in a neighbouring town of Darien. I… Continue reading Jigs, Grobs and Cobs

Psychology & Wellbeing, Travel & Outings

What makes Copenhagen so happy?!

Why do you think Copenhagen is the happiest City in the world? In my view, it's a mix of the outdoor lifestyle, good food and the trusting nature of the Danes that makes Copenhagen the happiest city in the world.

Travel & Outings

Verona the Saviour

Our visit to Verona was only meant as a resting place while travelling from Bologna to ski in the Dolomites. Originally, we had booked only one night in the 'Fair City' but after less than 24 hours in Madonna di Campiglio, we quickly changed our plans. We love to ski and including skiing as part… Continue reading Verona the Saviour

Food & Drink, Travel & Outings

The Island of Surprises

Anxious to get away from the daily grind - and after an impromptu cancellation of our eagerly awaited Lake Garda exploration, due to heavy rain - we booked a last minute holiday to the island of Menorca. Last time I was here I was four years old and it was one of the only, and… Continue reading The Island of Surprises