Category: Blogging

Let’s all go to Oz

The world seems like a crazy place lately. Barcelona. Charlottesville. Trump and nazi’s marching in the streets and innocent people being killed for no reason. I avoid talking about politics, not just here on the blog but even in real life conversations. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but it can be tricky when ...

Why #sorrynotsorry is the way to go.

I love a good hashtag. #sorrynotsorry Or as I like to think of it: “I would be sorry because it’s probably expected of me but instead I say fuck that.” Because it seems that, as women, we seem to be sorry for every bloody thing that we should enjoy instead. Why don’t men have guilty ...

Old enough not to give a fuck.

First off: I do not think I’m old. What I am, apart from being forty-two years old, is tired. Tired of all the shit. I started reading an amazing book on the plane trip home last week, called The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson. {Click on title for Goodreads link.} It ...

Brain dump: all the randomness that’s fit to print.

Not ready to go home and face all the responsibilities waiting for me there. I can’t even start thinking about the Mt Fuji of stuff that needs my attention the minute I get back. No more food. Seriously, I can not face any more food. How much have alcohol have I enjoyed while on holidays? ...

Beyonce: the ultimate bogan.

First of all, I dare say I’m probably late to the party with my two cents on this topic, but let’s blame it on the holiday-mode-almost-news-free bubble and leave it at that. Beyonce. That photo. Not this one, which was bad enough. How could we forget the big pregnant-with-twins reveal photo? Yes I was mighty ...

On taking back what’s always been mine.

It’s strange sometimes to imagine that, despite being born half a world away, my love for the country of my ancestors runs so deep and strong. It’s not a blind head-in-the-sand kind of love, unfortunately Croatia has all the same economical problems facing other European countries, and don’t even get me started on the corrupt ...

Learning to slow down

The first week it’s all about the jet lag, struggling to keep your eyes open before it’s even dark and being awake with the chickens, roosters, and farmers. The second week you start to stay up later and sleep until a more normal time, until suddenly you find that you’ve woken up and it’s somehow ...

Ana’s guide to Croatia*

*By “Croatia” I specifically mean the Dalmatian coast, and even more specifically the city of Zadar, located almost smack bang in the middle of the Croatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea. This is where our family is and where we base ourselves, so it’s definitely the part of the country I know best and feel ...

Why I’m kind of over mothers day

There have been many mothers day posts over the years raging against Michael Buble and Andre Rieu CD’s, slippers, and kitchen appliances. It just never fucking changes. Look around the shops today, tomorrow, or any time this past fortnight and what you will see are some sad white chrysanthemums {because you’re not worth an expensive ...

It’s a wrap: April.

Yeah I know, another month down. WTF, right? April in particular always seems to come like a hurricane, bringing with it the trifecta of Easter, birthdays, and the in-laws heading off for their six month European summer. And all this literally happens in the space of less than two weeks. Every April. Like I said, ...