Paris slows down

Paris slows down in August. A time for new discoveries and for the things you discover again and again.  Sometimes to get the nicest experiences, you have to accept some less nice ones – such is big city life.   And sometimes, those experiences are human encounters. Like the slightly worn but very friendly and […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Desperate Expat Wife is quite an experienced Luxy expat by now, but she still asks herself –frequently – the question that is almost as famous as «to be or not to be»: Should I stay or should I go? Now, The Clash, who brought this question much fame,  partly explains why it is valid […]

August at sea

Silver solitude, lonely lighthouses, blue beyond, seaside galleries and seaside restaurants, sails and sailors, archipelago Amen, old men and trolls, and somebody waiting ashore… Photos by Unni Holtedahl, Norway, August 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

July bloom

July in bloom…. along quiet summer streets and white picket fences… by lazy swings, empty chairs and open doors, by playing children and posing dogs… it’s a time of dog rose nostalgia. Photos by Unni Holtedahl, July 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

Nettle soup with boiled egg (this is not a recipe)

The other day I was discussing food – for some reason an ever recurring topic – with among others Clew foodie Alison. Oddly enough on a heatwave warm summer night, we talked about soup. “Nettle soup with boiled egg!” I exlaimed enthusiastically. Whereupon the other soup talkers all looked like they were about to puke. […]

Castle hunting

Luxembourg is a good place to go castle hunting, and the Grand Château d’Ansembourg is the perfect start. Less than half an hour from Luxembourg City, in quite stunning surroundings, and with the loveliest garden. The garden is what you visit here, and it’s well worth it, with old fashioned flowers and neatly trimmed bushes, ponds […]

Expets: Physical therapy

Is your (ex)pet getting on in years – arthritic maybe? Or recovering from surgery or an injury? Slightly overweight perhaps? Or just in need of getting more fit, like many of us? Then physiotherapy can help.  Animal physiotherapy works in much the same way as physiotherapy for humans, treating many of the same conditions, and it is […]

The Romanian Blouse!

The online community La Blouse Roumaine in Luxembourg is celebrating for the third time the Romanian Blouse, called IA. The festivities will take place on Wednesday 24th of June. The fun starts at 19.00 at Place Clairefontaine, with Romanian singing and folkloric dancing – and of course Romanian blouses – before moving on to a […]

A Day at the Fair

– What?? You’ve never been to the Anglican Church Fair? Through the years, this is the reaction I’ve had from different people when I’ve admitted I haven’t; a reaction which always left me somewhat puzzled. I mean, what’s the big deal? So last Sunday I went to the Anglican Church Fair to find out for myself. And it […]

Getting home in time

Most topics can be seen from an expat angle. Using the geometrical angle, one side will be the sheer physical distance and the other socio-cultural changes. The endpoint is personal change and a new take on things ranging from small to big and from fun to serious. Even death is within this angle. It was […]