Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Merci beaucoup et à bientôt

My last few weeks in Paris was a mélange of: rushing around trying to pack up my life where surprisingly I had substantially progressed from the mere two suitcases which I had arrived with only a year prior, ticking off items from my Paris bucket list that I hadn’t got around to in the time I’d been living there and spending some quality social time with my dear Parisian friends.
 
During this time I also reflected on my Parisian life and the incredible opportunity that I had been afforded. My little stories over the past year were to chart one girl’s journey through gastronomy, viticulture, fashion, triathlon and the search for the perfect coffee. Did I become a true ‘Parisienne’ in the process?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

International Festivities

The Christmas and New Year period is always a busy time, perhaps even more so for me as I’ve always celebrated two Christmases and on the odd occasion a second New Year too. So as always I celebrate my Croatian heritage with Christmas on the 25 of December and my Ukrainian roots with Christmas on 7 January. What made it particularly hectic in 2011/2012 was that I celebrated both in two different countries. Not to mention I cooked and prepared the traditional 12 course meal for Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner. Yes 12 individual dishes...well actually 16 to be precise.

Rather than me tell you, let me show you my international festive season...