Month: December 2023

sylvester, happy new year, sparkling wine

MØ – Final Song

I have selected this song to end the year. In reflection, it has been an amazing year, we have celebrated a year of being in Paris. We travelled to USA & Turkiye as a family. The kids are happy in school and work is treating me well. Now, back to the artist! MØ, born Karen […]

hagia sofia, istanbul, turkey

Hagia Sofia

We decided to visit one of the key sites of Istanbul on Christmas day. We traveled there by Taxi early in the morning to avoid the crowds and returned via public transport. Hagia Sophia, officially the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, is a mosque and a major cultural and historical site in Istanbul, Turkey. The last […]

galata, tower, galata tower

The Four Lads – Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

I knew of the song that kept repeating the word Istanbul and tracked it down to this song by the four lads. It could not be more fitting as a tribute for my time in Istanbul. The largest city in Turkiye. I also finally read the lyrics and never knew that Istanbul was formerly known […]

asterix, obelix, getafix

Parc Asterix

Parc Astérix is a theme park in France based on the comic book series Asterix by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. In 2023, the park welcomed over 2.8 million visitors, making it the 2nd most visited park in France behind Disneyland Paris and the 8th most visited park in Europe. Thanks to Danone’s CSE, we […]

trees, moss, forest

Yael Naim – New Soul

Happy Friday folks… In the vibrant world of music, certain melodies possess an ethereal quality that transcends boundaries, captivating listeners across generations and continents. Yael Naim, an artist whose mellifluous voice and soul-stirring compositions effortlessly encapsulate this enchantment, found herself in the limelight when her mesmerizing track “New Soul” became the anthem of an iconic […]

Christmas Gift from Work

It will be our Christmas Dinner this evening and was surprised to hear that there will be a tower of treats. This is my third Christmas with the company and I remember receiving a hamper sent to home as we were exiting CoVid and an Amazon voucher last year. This is usually reserved for the […]

raven, crow, black bird

The Rasmus – In The Shadows

This track was approx 12 hours ago and I have shared apparently the original music video from the breakout hit by The Rasmus. They even recently represented Finland in Eurovision. The Rasmus is a Finnish rock band that emerged onto the international music scene with their unique blend of alternative rock and pop sensibilities. Formed […]

ninja, warrior, japan

Weekend Whip – The Fold

This song has made it to my playlist because of my kids. I knew of Lego Ninjago from the minifigures and lego sets but never watched the series. I still have a few super large box sets of Ninjago City which I have yet to build. Thanks to both my kids for following the series […]