My Sicily. The alchemy of a journey

A journey – head in the clouds and heart lost between the skyline and the rising sun. A journey, a rendez-vous, a place of expectations and future memories. Travelling has a scent of magic, disclosing the world to your eyes, but not the alchemy you create with that place, the legacy you create despite time, distances and […]

Smart-phone-less (a wordplay)

Ok, I think I just became the last person amongst my friends and acquaintances who does not own a smartphone. For the moment I own an old, old Nokia classics, made ages ago, which does not look too different from my first purchase about 16-17 years ago – a shiny Motorola the size of half […]

The importance of away time for women

Clew’s Miranda shows you Lëtzebuerg is creative in her monthly column LëtzCreate, but she’s also a creative coach, with her own inspiring blog Create & Connect. Clew borrows from her blog:  It is quite normal to go on off-sites for work: companies offer away days for staff team building and to clarify goals. It got […]

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 […]

Time for a change: Look Therapy

Change is a permanent feature throughout our lives, an element with many facets that are often interlaced, some positive, some less positive. There are sought changes, unavoidable changes, unexpected changes. Endless combinations of changes, sometimes scary, because it is more comfortable to settle for what we already know, just “to be sure” and “avoid mistakes”.

A walk in the park

Sometimes right outside your doorstep can be such a nice place to be. Especially on a beautiful summer’s day or a warm summer evening. And if you bring your camera, new motives might appear in familiar places, like it did for Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer when she went for a stroll in the cosiest park in […]

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 […]

Pure pleasure: Chocolate

You all know the phrase “how many pairs of shoes can a girl have?” – well, with me it is “how many chocolate cake recipes can a girl have?” I seem to have collected a rather large number over the years. And they are really all quite different, from the quick mix quick cook gooey […]

The handshake seals the contract

If, as the Depeche Mode song goes, “the handshake seals the contract,” I’m screwed. I don’t know why, but I rarely give a good one. I’m either too high, too low, too soft, too strong, shaking when I should be letting go, letting go when I should be shaking. Plain and simple, I’m a mess. […]

These places still exist

There are still places like this. Where life is slow, people are friendly and locals trust strangers. It is reassuring and faith-restoring. The thing is, sometimes you’ve just got to get off the motorway. Get behind a tractor and follow it. Trust your GPS when she insists you take the weird tiny roads seemingly leading […]