Guess what? This blog has just turned One! As in Happy Anniversary or Birthday, and CONGRATULATIONS!!! All the self congrattulary praising aside, I must say I feel rather chauffed! One year of being completing committed to by miniscule corner in … Continue reading The First Year
Tuesday at 4pm Radmilla stops by for our weekly rendezvous. I make tea, serve her cake, then in time take out pen and paper from my desk’s only drawer and settle down to the reason for her visit—correspondence. “This week Bali I wish to send a note of gratitude to my doctor’s assistant Sarah. I’m not sure of last name but it’s no matter.” Radmilla directs with usual authority. “What would you like me to say,” I ask “Just tell her how wonderful person she is, so stylish, so elegant even in nurse’s uniform. Just put in your words Bali, … Continue reading Former Yugoslavia
“Good morning Suzanne,” came Thomas Henry’s greeting to his trusted employee. “You’ll be out of the office most of today. I have a list of items that I’d like you to purchase for me then see that they are personally … Continue reading The Assistant
God the carriage is stifling, first class and the air is intermittent at best. I am in a compartment that is solely occupied by women interestingly clad in Victorian attire from head to toe. I am myself overdressed and feel light headed from the heat, the after effect from my last meal and the churning of the locomotive. We are heading through dessert —it’s fuckin’ hot. One can only presume that we are being held captive en route to our destiny, why else would I be here in such a predicament. My travel companions appear to be on the brink … Continue reading Daydreamin’
In the month of December just before the Holidays I enjoyed breakfast with a good friend of mine who just happens to be an exceptional gardener. He is what I would refer to as a “mature” friend, one whose company … Continue reading The Would-be Florist
2013 has proven to be quite an incredible year. It’s that time—for reflection that is, as December nears it’s closing. In this month we look back whilst looking forward. Half of this year was spent perfecting a new addition to … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
October proved to be a challenging month. I have to admit at times I resisted all news outlets and would leave my home with the most precaution! What is going on–so much conflict, so much turmoil? In my previous Blog (some time ago now), I wrote a continuing piece as the captain of my own spaceship navigating the galaxy in search of my elusive one true love. I now find myself tempted to restart those engines again in search of a galaxy, home to the planet PEACE. I’m sounding idealistic it’s true but recently as I leave my abode I … Continue reading Close to the wall
Well it’s true people, la Baguette has fallen out of favour. Perhaps I am being somewhat dramatic but needless to say the French are no longer consuming their beloved staple to previous standards and this has Boulangerie owners up in … Continue reading Ooh la la dissent qu’il n’est pas si!
It’s an increasingly frequent dialogue I am having of late. The topic being the lack of consideration for one’s beauty regimen if indeed one exists at all. The concern predominantly stems from those outside of the realm of GEISHA as our customers generally subscribe to the importance of “Ritual” in beauty and wellbeing. Recently a friend and I spoke at length on this very subject as we exchanged ideas for how she might effectively guide her own audience on the subject of beauty/personal care. Her notion was that most of her clients experience certain financial limitations that perhaps mine are … Continue reading Ritual–And So To Bed