About in shade
A cocktail of personality traits hard to digest for some but ultimately soothing for those who can. I observe, enjoy, travel, interact, photograph, dance, contemplate, write and love my way through this life's countless occurrences. This blog is a way to share with the world and its people some of the treasures they give me every day.
- End-of-the-Year Musings 2015: Magic, Gratitude and Memories.
- The Holiday Check-list of the Non-celebrating Bunch :)
- Lost in Time…
- Scandinavia in a Week – Because, Well, Why Not? Amsterdam-Copenhagen-Kjerag-Stockholm-Helsinki, September 2013
- I suspect I’m not entirely right in the head…
- A Devilish Week in Spain – from Les Santes in Mataro to a Sunrise at Shoko Club in Barcelona.
- 60km on a cross bike… Because why not? Aka ‘day trip to Lhota lake’.
- Laia: Zoukeira who cannot be trusted? Decide for yourselves, but you’ve been warned.
- How to lose a client in 10 seconds
- Call me, baby!
- Just another manic Wednesday…
- We can do the “Harlem Shake”! Aka “just another normal weekend”…
- Swans and philosophy: the little things in life.
Category Archives: In my spare time…
Where I’m from, everything people do at x-mas time is done on New Year’s Eve, while that specific holiday is moved to January 7th and is mostly a religious feast when people generally just enjoy a day off. Where I … Continue reading
One fine Wednesday I was on the way to the class. I hurried to it, went to pick up the front door key at the reception, and only as the receptionist wrote down the time of key pick-up did I … Continue reading
Scandinavia in a Week – Because, Well, Why Not? Amsterdam-Copenhagen-Kjerag-Stockholm-Helsinki, September 2013
You know you have great friends when they need to drive from Prague (Czech Republic. Not the same thing as Chechnya 😉 ) to Tomsk (yes – drive, as in, by car. And yes, Tomsk is in Siberia, Russia) with a little … Continue reading
But at least I’m not alone with that diagnosis :). There is no other conclusion to draw from my latest and greatest minor adventure (I’m not talking about the Scandinavian trip – blogs/pictures coming up soon)… On September 16 a … Continue reading
Well, I didn’t make it to Croatia this year but instead I made it to Spain, and that worked out absolutely great :). This time the reason for going was the 1st ZoukDevils and Friends Summer Weekend (more about the … Continue reading
What do you do on a sunny Saturday when it’s 35 Celsius out there? Right: you plan a 60km ride on cross bikes! Granted that last time I rode a bike at all was several years ago, and last time … Continue reading
Just to make me happy, it was relatively cold in Tel Aviv as long as I was there. Except for one day – Sunday. I used the opportunity to go to the beach and catch some sunshine. I arrived around … Continue reading
Let’s just say a whole week of the Prague Zouk Congress was partially to blame for everything… After all, I had in total 7 people crash over at my place during the week and the last of them left on … Continue reading
When a friend comes to town for a short visit over the weekend, all sorts of things end up happening that normally wouldn’t. For instance, me dragging my butt out to several places over only two nights… IN THE COLD!!! … Continue reading
Little things in life sometimes get lost between the bigger events. It is a sad loss, as those little things are often just as significant. They make up the fabric of one’s life story, after all, and all that major … Continue reading
Last time I had a plan for a few relaxing months, I ended up living out of a suitcase. I start suspecting it’s a bit similar to the effect of my ‘I’ll get home early today’ mantra… Except when I … Continue reading
Maybe it wasn’t as extreme as in the movie “Terminal” (watch if you haven’t seen yet!), but I did get to bond with Schipol airport a bit closer than I expected to over the past week… I swear it wasn’t … Continue reading
Well, maybe not as crazy as some, but I’m doing fine on the travel tales that can be fit into the ‘huh?’ category :). My latest and greatest were the trip to Italy and getting from Moscow to the Hague … Continue reading
A near car-crash, state of zero gravity, a crazy mouse, a bench up the tree and a murdered dog: just another normal Friday.
16.03.2012. Morning. I’m not sure if it was lack of sleep the night before, lack of coffee in the brain cells, or a simple system failure, but during the morning driving lesson I was supposed to turn right at one … Continue reading
Springtime. Regular humans start seasonal clean-up, fall in love, combat post-winter fatigue or get hay fever. In the meantime, I designed a dress while riding on the tram… It’s a great dress. It is classy and gorgeous at once, has … Continue reading
You may be aware I am amidst earning my driving license… Well, yesterday I began to doubt I deserve one! My driving instructor, of course, told me that every car is different in terms of the pedals, reactions, steering wheel … Continue reading
Simple observation: every year something so unexpected happens that no one is ever prepared for the scope of that disaster. Namely – it snows. In winter time… I can perfectly understand how the recent snow-dump on Istanbul could wreck havoc: … Continue reading
Yes, I FINALLY made it to the driving school after all those years. Needless to say, it’s much fun :). The first lesson was on theory, and once again left me feeling like a total idiot :). I love that … Continue reading
A few years ago I got talked into a parachute jump by someone from the dance community (this, of course, makes perfect sense 😀 ). We have arrived at the small airport, got enough training in those few evening hours … Continue reading
In nature, it is common among many species for the males to be decorated in a very elaborate manner for the purpose of impressing the females. The females, on the other hand, are usually wearing camouflage, as they should be unnoticeable … Continue reading
Human brain is a peculiar thing with many glitches and self-repairing systems coexisting harmoniously inside it… For instance, memories of long-past events may wear out of our conscious recollection’s reach very easily and rapidly. Fortunately, the brain tends to recall at … Continue reading
If you are naive enough to think that washing dishes is no rocket science, maybe you are one of those people who does it all wrong :). I accept that maybe I am under some mysterious spell that only allows … Continue reading
June 15 began in no manner that would suggest how it would end. Specifically, besides a few errands, most of the day was spent at a tea house with a shisha and a conversation counterpart. But then it turned out … Continue reading
When I first looked at the map showing the hotel where my mother and her friend would be arriving to shortly, it looked like a roughly 10 minute walk. Plus my orientation skills are usually on par with an in-built … Continue reading