after years watching the show “le meilleur pâtissier de France” (french upgrade of the Great British bake off) I decided to stop drooling0 on the delicious pastry and start trying to bake them. I created the list and started my journey toward excellence in baking when I was enjoying the housewife lifestyle in and had a lot of time on my hand and appetite for fine pastry. I am proud to say that I followed through with the list despite being back at work. Continue reading Status of my my pastry to do list
On my first trip to India traveling alone to meet my then boyfriend’s family for the first time, I was faced with a very trivial choice IWC or WWC. Continue reading A world of water closet
Being back in Cologne I am constantly reminded of THE QUESTION! Mit oder Ohne (literally with or without) is the first Kulturschock for a naive foreigner discovering Germany. It does nor refer to anything existential but how you would like your water and specifically how carbonated should it be. Continue reading Water… with or without?
Food is the first topic of complaint of expats everywhere, it is also the first challenge they need to master directly after arriving in their host country. Finding your favorite products is not easy in a different language and items are often not at all available. Continue reading On the challenge of grocery shopping in a different country
The very first time our families met, one of my sister and nephew greeted my sister-in-law with the traditional french la bise . Basically they went straight to her and hit each of her cheeks against theirs quite quickly. She was totally taken aback believing she was getting french kissed for greeting. Continue reading East meets West: politeness and social conventions