Posts Written OnMay 2018

Seashells for humanity

View this post on Instagram Ah, Mondays! The pretty much non-stop bickering and emotional turmoil between these two throughout the entire manic morning routine today was not the most pleasant way to kick off the day, with the torture of getting us all dressed, fed, cleaned up and out the door in time also not helped by the sleep-deprived thumper of a headache. But once uploaded to their respective restraining devices/car-seats, and with the calming rhythms of a car in motion and some killer tunes on the decks (“Carola la Caracola, a.k.a Carol the Seashell, is always a guaranteed game-changer),…

Victoria Sponge every time

View this post on Instagram So alas I didn’t manage to wake up at silly o’clock yesterday to watch the Big Royal Bash – or rather I chose not to, knowing that the reality of me watching it from here in Mexico via BBC World, alone, with only two under-fives for company would, for me, kind of defy the whole point of the grand occasion in the first place. Well, perhaps not the ‘whole’ point (I’m sure Hazza & Meg would have something to say about that), but really, without my merry band of friends, family and neighbours around to…

Back to the drawing board… And out the other side

Time for tea (and a think) Hello, friends! Following a bit of an extended hiatus from the blog, I’m back – albeit a tad tentatively and with a smidgen of sheepishness – to update you on the whys and what fors behind the quiet spell, and to give you a heads-up on what’s to come. Truth be told, for one reason and another, I’ve been struggling to find my way with Upbeat52 and its original vision, and, after several cups of tea (erm, I mean, ‘Strategy Sessions’), I’m ready to announce: changes are afoot. For those interested in hearing more,…