The best birthday present ever!

So, last week I celebrated 52 , and I got the perfect gift from my kids. I am not just saying this because they are my kids. Or because the eldest is a devoted subscriber and frequently comments on my content.(in private messages though. I guess its uncool to publicly comment on your mother’s blog).  […]

The water bottle dispute: how much does being cool cost?

So, my 23-year-old son is here for a few days, since he had to re-do one of his sat tests. He is so different from me, I actually believe there is a chance he was switched at the hospital. On the other hand, he resembles his father so much, I just have to accept that […]

Back to basics: listening to the radio: the classic fm app.

I used to love listening to the radio. You know, back in the days when music apps weren’t around, and dinosaurs roamed about. Then Spotify and YouTube music came along, with their wonderful sound and almist endless variety of musical choices, all for free- if you can stand the ads.every.friggin.song. Yes I am aware you […]

2-week Intensive yoga course in India-full and honest review!

On September 7th I celebrated my 51st birthday, and since for the past year I decided that there is no better time to make dreams come true than the present moment, I went, by myself, to Rishikesh, India, to an ashram called Parmarth Niketan, to participate in a 2 week intensive yoga+meditation course . I […]

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions […]

Living in a (fairly )small house and how I upgraded my toilet for (almost) 0$

We live in a fairly small home. 117 square meters. we have a nice big garden that we had no intention of destroying in order to build more rooms so we can accumulate more stuff. We have 3 children we raised for most of their lives in this small house. 2 of them are now […]