Category: Personal

Impressions of Crete 0

Impressions of Crete

different shades of green from yellow to blue spread like an ocean’s rainbow in the greenery of Almirida bay where the trees bear flowers of the brightest pink and reggae music is mixed with...

Knossos and Heraklion 0

Knossos and Heraklion

The problem with Knossos is that Sir Arthur Evans, the British architect who bought it at the end of the 19th century, had parts of it reconstructed, and in concrete at that. It’s hard...

Criminals taking time off 0

Criminals taking time off

Hooray! I’m off for seven days! Time to sleep, enjoy life, clean the apartment and meet people. The Olympics are on. To the great joy of so many people… but being more or less...

Pride parade 0

Pride parade

Today has been a nice, stress-free day. Much welcome. Also good weather for once. Me like! I and K met Gitta, Chris, Hastur and Karin at Berzeli Park, where they were picknicking. K went...

Traditional Midsummer celebrations 0

Traditional Midsummer celebrations

I’m not a great fan of the Midsummer holidays. Mainly because of the pressure, growing up, to go to some great party on Midsummer’s Eve, get really pissed and preferably make out with some...

Dublin in sunshine 0

Dublin in sunshine

I’m sitting on my bed in the tiny room at the Charles Stewart guesthouse in Dublin. It’s a twin room, strangely organized with the beds head to head, a wall protruding in between them....

Unexpected Scotland stopover 0

Unexpected Scotland stopover

Henceforth I shall stay at hotels which have spas within the facilities, I proclaimed to mother earlier today, after having gone for a swim in the hotel pool. There’s also a hot bubble pool...