Skin care for the Insomiac

I’ve always been pretty obsessed with skin care. When I travel, often my creams and solutions weigh more than my actual clothes, to the point that whether I’m going away for a night or a week, often my bag is the same size. But I will say that while I’m not perfect, none of us are, I’m very lucky to […]

In Honour of the Moustache …

Have you noticed that the moustache is back? In TV series and in commercials, I’ve suddenly noticed the proliferation of moustaches – and it’s not just for Movember. We’re all watching more TV, so does more TV equal more moustaches? Why am I noticing this now? Who knows? Why am I writing about it? Why not? Actually the question is […]

Things that are helping me calm the F**k down

Let’s start this post with a simple rule. It’s April Fools, but as was stated so eloquently: Now that we are sure that this very important rule is crystal clear, I can begin. My last few entries here have been posting about quarantine life. How things have been going, about how it’s been difficult and scary, in different ways, for […]

21 days and counting

So I’m 21 days into self-isolation: a bit longer than most I know, as it started because of a potential early exposure. Luckily, health-wise, it’s all good – knock on wood, as they say. But this whole mess is far from over, and this new way of life isn’t going to end in the short term. And I’m not going […]

Am I Afraid?

Those of you who are friends with me on social media (IG, FB and Twitter – I am not cool enough for TikTok, and to be honest I don’t care enough either) know that I have been posting a lot about COVID-19. Mostly jokes and memes, but also some rants. Like today for example. I’ve been in self-isolation for 9 […]

I Mock Panic Shopping – But I Get It Too

Mr A and I decided to quarantine this week, and clearly, as Europe goes into lockdown, we made the right choice. And so, sitting comfortably in our home, already prepared with everything we need, we laugh at all the images of people buying ridiculous amounts of toilet paper and pasta. But if I’m perfectly honest, I wasn’t that different. When […]


So I’ve been self-isolated for 4 days now. My partner and I decided to isolate for two reasons. First, because he was potentially exposed to COVID-19 at work. A few of his colleagues were tested positive for the virus, and his office sent messages out that people should work from home, all while monitoring their health. While we both feel […]