Year: 2012

Tiring Business

Tiring Business

“Mum, where are my winter tires..?” Suffering from the mission-impossible-never-ending-Sisyphus-like position of logistic manager around here, my brain snapped into full alert.  The snow had been coming down in thick layers the past few days, with no regard to economic or social standing, democratically covering everything with its brand new infinite-shades-of-white coat. The roads were no

Viking Wirral adVenture

Viking Wirral adVenture

Considering the appalling behavior shown by some of my forefathers when they were last here, I am amazed and relieved that I am not being met by drawn swords and boiling oil when I meet up with John Emmett and Peter France of Wirral History and Heritage Association who have promised to show me around the Viking

Helsinki Rock n Roll Church

Helsinki Rock n Roll Church

Where Helsinki and Uspenski Cathedrals with their multitude of tall spears seem to be longingly reaching for the heavens, the Rock Church looks like a celestial body having landed on earth, planting itself deep in the granite surface on top of a hill. The gently curved cobber dome, glass panels and a rough rock wall

Brighton Revisited

Brighton Revisited

  On the train from London to Brighton I was excited, looking forward to getting reacquainted with a city I had last visited as a child. My memories were blurry, but I clearly remember the elated feeling of walking along the seafront, marveling at the way English people enjoyed a warm summer’s day lying on

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

One might think that six down-to-sea, unkempt men on a balsa raft, alone on the same open body of water for 101 consecutive days, could be no match for e.g. spaceships in intergalactic battles when it comes to action filled entertainment. On the surface there might not be too much going on, but down below,

Taekwon-do Chaos Theory

Taekwon-do Chaos Theory

It started and ended in chaos. On the first day of the competitions, queuing up outside Brighton Centre half an hour before The Taekwon-do Worldcup 2012 was about to commence, I wondered where it would all end, or rather, when would it all begin? Just a trickle of people was able to get through the

Spies in the Skies

Spies in the Skies

His appearance was formally looking from the waist up, below sporting shorts and sandals, revealing his southerly destination and plans for coupling work with pleasure. His agitated looks and wild gesticulation were a sight to behold. Even his hair was empathically totally out of control. In one hand he was carrying an attaché case, and

Fall in love with Autumn

Fall in love with Autumn

It is raining cats and dogs, and a whole lot of other animals.  I have donned the local national costume, a waterproof windbreaker and ditto gore-tex- coordinated pants and boots, and am not in the least bothered by the zoology falling from the sky.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

  Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book of what I to my horror discovered is a trilogy, the horror ceasing only when I, in disaccord with the book slapped myself, reminding me that no one can force me into reading the next two. The story of the unnerving relationship between the too-good-looking-for-his-own-and-everybody-else’s good

Chocolate Cake Caress

Chocolate Cake Caress

This cake is not for amateurs. Making it, yes, that’s a piece of … Eating it on the other hand takes a connoisseur a passionate and experienced lover of the real thing. Not the child’s play chocolate, but the rich, mature, intensely flavored kind that will take you to new thrilling peaks of pleasure sending