writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: June 2014

Love Refugee 11: A Little Spark of Hope

Love Refugee 11: A Little Spark of Hope

“I’ve been here more than a year,” a gorgeous redheaded French woman hiccuped, “and I haven’t been asked out once. At home I have men approach me all the time, but here? Nothing. It’s like I’m invisible.” Read more on Your Living City…

Love Refugee 10: Project Distraction

Love Refugee 10: Project Distraction

I can’t quite bring myself to drop hints that I’d quite like to experience a proper Swedish Midsummer, because presumably if they wanted me there they would have invited me. Which is fine – maybe it’s a bit like Christmas, you don’t really invite randoms, […]

Love Refugee 9: Glow Worm

Love Refugee 9: Glow Worm

He was texting a girl. The whole time we were talking. He was flirting with someone else and trying to get her to come to the party. Why do I feel like I’ve just been hit by a train? Read more on Your Living City…

Summertime and the Living is Easy…

Summertime and the Living is Easy…

The Midnight Kayak was magical. Nothing short of. Stunning and exhausting and hilarious and bonkers. Despite the fact that I had SERIOUSLY underestimated how much work properly organising an event like that is, everything went pretty much without a hitch and we raised £2,000 (around ($3400US) […]

Long Live the King

Long Live the King

Oh my forehead is sunburned! And it is going to peel! It is so going to peel. But it’s okay. That’s why I cut a fringe. Yesterday, a couple of us who are taking part in the Midsummer Midnight Kayak in aid of Orkid Studio’s […]

Love Refugee 8: The Long and the Short of It

Love Refugee 8: The Long and the Short of It

Then, I think something got lost in translation along the way, because I made some comment about how tall people were, and the father said something about genetics and then said that his son was long because he was long. Well… thank you for sharing. […]

Writing Process Blog Hop

Writing Process Blog Hop

A couple of weeks ago, I was tagged by fellow Stockholm ex pat writer Kimberly Golden Malmgren of KimGolden.com in the Writing Process blog hop, and then this week, just as I was planning my post I was tagged by another ex pat writer, though probably […]