Saturday, February 25, 2012


i've spent the last week house-sitting for a
couple of friends who were out of town.

Lets just say, my current apartment, is teeny weeny....
in fact i rent out my living room as a bedroom to a friend so as to save on rent.
Our shower doesnt have a shower curtain,
so we have to mop up the water after every shower.
the hot water doesnt last long.
the front door sticks, lately i've been having to
get our downstairs neighbours come and open it for me.
there is no heating system....period.
the walls are paper thin.....
our laundry machine has been broken so long
(again good job we have friendly downstairs neighbours)

spending the week in an apartment that -
has a cleaner 3 times a week.
has marble floors that are big enough to get a good run up and slide down
penthouse (well i think nearly)
panoramic windows all around, (so light and spacious feeling)
a bed that doesnt have the previous occupants body still engraved to its memory
sillky soft sheets
a washer and a dryer! (i washed my clothes every day!)
non-stick pots and pans that are still non-stick

just to name a few things....

oh my life was so much better.
i was contemplating if 5 days housesitting would give me any squatter rights....

i like to sometimes google quaint houses and imagine me living in them
(is that weird)

like look at this, you can live in a windmill

or this gorgeous cottage.....

there was a castle for sale a couple of weeks ago...
but it seems to have gone off the listings...
dang...i was beginning to save my pennies for it...

oh well

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stalker tendencies....

I've come to the realisation that i have stalker like tendencies...
and all these forms of internet social networking are just feeding them.

First of all facebook,
where i stalk my friends and family from afar.
i right the occasional comment to closer friends/family...
but i definitely have ones who i check up on way too much
without ever having any actual communications

Then came blogger,
here i stalk people i have never met,
and will probably never meet.
i become imaginary friends with people who i have only
ever met through their blog persona's.
I rarely comment.

Then came twitter,
now i can stalk celebs, who couldnt care less
about me, but i feel now that i'm in the celebrity circuit,
a little bit closer to the workings of the rich and famous.
i occasionally comment in the excitement that
one day one of them could actually write back to me!

oh dear....
lock me up and throw away the key
(just let me keep my internet connection)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Movie movie....

I've been dying to see the movie Ondine for a long time.
I have a thing about Selkies and their aren't a lot of movies about them,
so i was excited when i heard about this one.

It didnt disappoint,
a beautiful blend of reality,
and escapism.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy valentines......

I didnt get to spend Valentines with my Captain.

but a knock at the door just revealed
3 gentlemen (my downstair neighbours)
holding out a twix bar each for me and my roommate.

Let's just say there was Singing, Can-Canning and Spirit fingers

Spread the Love!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Where in the World?

As i sat on the Metro today,
I looked up from the book i had been immersed in
and slowly replaced my mind to where my body was.

My mind was in a fictional Indian cottage.

My body was on an Egyptian Metro.

My heart was left in Slovenia and is now being carried over oceans.

My roots are in Scotland.

Welcome To My World.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yum yum....

I love that feeling that you get when you cook a new recipe and its a success.

Pride, satisfaction and a full stomach....

I'm loving Pinterest for all the new cooking tips i'm finding.
With recipe books there are normally so many things in there that i'd never eat...but now i'm compiling my very own recipe book with things that i'd actually like to eat and cook.

Anyhows today i made a simple tomato sauce for my pasta...
from scratch.

(picture is totally not mine but from the website i took the recipe from)

and it was delicious, and simple, and made me feel
accomplished and healthy at the same time.

And okay,
so i realise that this recipe had like 3 ingredients and was not rocket science,
and i've cooked harder things in the past...
but i feel at the moment like i'll never have to buy a jar of pasta sauce ever again...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


so i'm feeling a little bit down today.

Been working hard for the past month on Swan Lake,
and performance were meant to start in just over a week today.

I was beginning to feel in good form and ready to get on stage,
and especially after the rather blue experience i had with Nutcracker this year,
was quite looking forward to it.

But things in the ballet world are never stable....
and here in Egypt with the current political climate its even worse.

Today we turned up at work and told that all rehearsals/performances are postponed.

We should have a meeting tomorrow to let us know a bit more....

I feel like all my hard work will have gone to waste,
and i'm not sure that i can keep up my enthusiasm for that long
not knowing when we will next actually get on the stage...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Looking Forward to....

I should probably write about how i'm stuck at home again,
because getting to work is a bit dangerous again.

But instead i'm just going to post this.

Ooooooh, I can't wait!