Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thanks for dropping by!

I’m astonished to find that just over a month into starting this blog, it’s had over 2000 hits. I realise that plenty of blogs get that in a day… but I’d say it’s not bad for someone who writes about … Continue reading

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When the empire struck back…

Since I was writing about modern protests yesterday, it seems only appropriate to tell you about my trip to¬†Koprivshtitsa¬†at the weekend, as it’s the location of one of the most famous rebellions in Bulgarian history. If you ever go to … Continue reading

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Ode to a shower curtain

Oh dear shower curtain, How I miss thee; Bulgarians don’t like you But they simply don’t see That when showering, Using a curtain is better Than mopping each time ‘Cos you’ve made the floor wetter.

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Pro protesting, anti antipathy

It’s been a good couple of weeks for having your voice heard in Bulgaria. Following the Bulgarian Parliament passing a controversial Forestry Act on 13 June, thousands of people took to the streets for a peaceful protest, with placards reading … Continue reading

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Knock, knock. Who’s there?

It’s sometimes the little things that surprise you about a country. One of those small things that I have found strange here in Bulgaria is the toilet etiquette. In the UK, if you need to go to the toilet, you: … Continue reading

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A weighty issue

I went travelling in India with my two friends L & E once. One day, we were sitting in Jaipur when an Indian chap came over to chat to us. He seemed friendly enough, until he uttered the words: “I … Continue reading

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Older and bolder

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money … Continue reading

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