I have just learned this word from a friend.  It is German for hearbreaking. As I write, news is filtering through from Berlin that a deliberate attack on a crowded Christmas market has killed at least nine people and injured dozens more.  The details are still unclear but early reports are that a lorry fromContinue reading “Herzzerreißend”

Chins up, passport out

So right this very minute I should be sitting on a plane to New York with my (now ex) boyfriend. Instead I’m shuffling around the house in my pyjamas and a pair of dirty socks with just the cat and a bottle of prosecco for company. It was Henry David Thoreau who said, “The man whoContinue reading “Chins up, passport out”