I have been trying to avoid the fact Christmas is looming. But after a heavy night partying with the Warsaw Insider’s, my mega Polish hangover spun out of control when I found myself in close proximity to the first festive sweater of the season to be jolly! Forget vodka – get me some of that spirit!
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…the matter of time! This morning at 6am in our world this was a moment in ‘my’ life time. A beautiful Warsaw sunrise worth capturing, even if I did have to freeze my butt off on the balcony to savour it. Finally the chilly season is kicking off – I love it I just need more of that precious time and that speedy light to enjoy it all.
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A quote from Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity. Wouldn’t it be nice to have such moments when cycling!Another word of wisdom from Albert was ‘Imagination will take you everywhere’ and sure enough when I get going, be it cycling, driving, walking or thinking it is my wild imagination that first and foremost leads the way.
But, and here is his final quote of the day, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” So onward I go and as luck would have it not only is it a Friday but tonight on Nederland 1, (Dutch television) Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Dutch mathematical physicist and string theorist, professor at the University of Amsterdam, and director and Leon Levy professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton is in Amsterdam this weekend and is giving two lectures on the great man himself; Albert Einstein. I can’t wait. Of course Albert’s theories and findings go way beyond my comprehension but his methods of getting there absorb me. Night in front of the tv for me.
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…for my daughter who loves books, writing and hiding behind a closed door singing her heart out and strumming on the guitar. You are the rock in my roll.For my husband who lets me be me. For my family who are there when I need them and stand back when I don’t :). For my friends (same applies). And finally to the street artists of Warsaw who inspire me everyday. I’m not American but I am more than happy to hijack this event and wish you all a special Thanksgiving.
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…but mummy will!
That was the final word on a somewhat premature conversation I had with my 7 year old daughter this Sunday. She had heard some playground gossip and yesterday looked me in the eye and said “mummy is Father Christmas real?” Well I am not only a crap liar but I also have real issue with the absurd and almost obscene commercialization of festive events. So I found myself looking her back in the eye and explaining, in my best consoling tone, that he was a fairytale, a myth and that it was in fact mummy and daddy that bought the gifts. As tears swelled in her eyes I felt an initial pang of great guilt – had I ruined her childhood? Blown away all her dreams? Was I a totally bad parent?
After several questions about the who what and why he had been created she reassessed her thoughts and proceeded to the paper tray. Result; one very long wish list addressed to mummy and daddy.
I too have reassessed my view on the matter – it actually feels quite liberating to say up yours Father Christmas, we will do it our way
Now, with exactly one month to go, it’s just up to me to make sure I get everything on my wish list too …hm!
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Sorry boys but NO! Bad is much more fun! I was at the White Lies gig last night. Nothing better than watching boys with beards Rock! Not even the curry (Rain, Warsaw) I had before was that hot. The set list was my life on one A4 and the ‘I would die 4 U’ Prince cover was totally off the richter scale. This morning I’m still live and rocking but hopefully my session with clay later today will channel my buzz.
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