Some Thoughts on Little India

Just as I was about to turn in last night, my Facebook and Twitter feeds began exploding with news of the riot in Little India. I spent a lot of time in the Race Course Road area as a teenager….

Europe 2013: Random Provence Bits and Bobs

Europe 2013: Random Provence Bits and Bobs

Our admission ticket to the Carrières de Lumières (which I mentioned in the previous travelog post) was bundled with admission to the nearby Chateau des Baux. The surrounding village of Les Baux was cute, if a bit touristy, and we were…

Adventures in Retail Rage

Adventures in Retail Rage

I wish department stores would realise how frustrating it is for customers when their salespeople lack basic communication skills. I went to the TANGS cardmember sale yesterday to get a head start on Christmas shopping. The beauty hall was already…

Europe 2013: Provence, Day 1

Europe 2013: Provence, Day 1

The driving time from Nice to Boulbon comes up to just under 3 hours. We had a late-ish start because of miscellaneous errands involving the rental car and prepaid SIM cards, so we decided to make just one or two…

Europe 2013: A Day In Nice

Europe 2013: A Day In Nice

Our week in the UK was just the first part of this trip. The next leg was a driving trip along the south of France, beginning with a brief budget flight to Nice. It was quite surreal, but very lovely,…

My First Pilates Experience

My First Pilates Experience

I never thought I’d take up pilates, but I have a slightly dodgy lower back, which has been slowly but surely giving up on me throughout the course of being pregnant. I thought I could try to stretch it out…

Europe 2013: Dinner at NOPI (in Soho, London)

Europe 2013: Dinner at NOPI (in Soho, London)

Apparently there are people who don’t realise that a local SIM card with a data plan can make travelling SO much easier. The ease of checking Google Maps notwithstanding, there are a lot of things we did on this trip…

Europe 2013: Our Old Trafford Pilgrimage

Europe 2013: Our Old Trafford Pilgrimage

Old Trafford is, to put it mildly and politically-incorrectly, my husband’s Mecca. The last time we visited in 2010, we were coming from a U2 concert in Paris so we couldn’t catch a game there. We did however have a…