OT: cRAfty Update

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Scissors & Smiles. Nah, of course it isn’t. *I* am Scissors & Smiles, and I am not paying myself to write this post, haha. But well, I do admit I feel a bit odd about advertising on my own behalf. However, Sue from Imfeelingthis Blog had asked me whether…

OT: A Different Kind of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is already over. But today is *my* father’s day. His 6th anniversary. I have never really liked the convention of remembering loved ones by the date of their death. It’s as if their defining feature was their passing – instead of their life. But I admit, it is a handy occasion to remember…

#BLM

Finally something worth reading on Twitter by Mr A. The privilege to live a life free from fear, to go to work, to feed yourself, to have a safe home, to be educated, to be treated when you are sick, to have peace and happiness, is a privilege that belongs to every human being regardless…

OT: How I Fared at the Fair

First of all: A massive thank you to all of you who did me the favour of following me on Instagram for my crafts account Scissors and Smiles. I only opened it yesterday but now that I have it, I intend to keep it going with pictures of the stuff I make – and some…

Antidote to Tears

For all who need it – including me. Sorting through my dad’s estate, reading, smiling, crying. I’d like to keep everything he ever touched because letting go feels like erasing his memory.  Take care!

OT: Five Years

I still think of papa every day. I miss him. It’s his fifth anniversary today. He gave me more than just a piece of sky. Also unforgotten: The kindness of my fellow fans at a time that I needed you. Thank you, I will forever appreciate your support, your words, your gifts, your presence. Peace…

OT: Back from London

With a sore throat and a nasty cold. It was really chilly over there, and I was more than happy that I had my woolly hat with me for the four days. Mind you, a lot of that time was spent indoors, as there were three absolutely stunning photo exhibitions on that I *had to*…

OT: #MeToo [And I am Neither an Actor Nor Pretty]

Like so many women and men, I have been following the exposure and revelations of the systematic sexual harassment Harvey Weinstein has inflicted on so many women over the last decades. The revelations – even though highly disturbing – did not surprise me. I was aware of the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, and the power that…

OT: Let Us Rise! #DigitalTheatre #DACA

On the eve of yet another business trip, I am catching up with world politics as much as some commercial grievances of the past week. First of all I would like to add my voice to the angry choir of disappointed theatre fans who are feeling betrayed and taken advantage of by Digital Theatre. I…

OT: Observations on the SD with #DavidTennant

Confession: I don’t have any side dishes, collateral attractions or ‘guilty pleasures’ besides my one and only crush. I’m not a Whovian, either, but if I had to pick a favourite Doctor, it would probably be number 10. There’s something about David Tennant – apart from the delicious Scottish accent (check out this *fantastic* audio…