Best of Bella’s Odyssey

I was thinking, there’s quite a lot of stuff here on Bella’s Odyssey. I pictured myself visiting my blog for the first time and it invoked the mild panic-inducing lost and bewildered feeling I get when I’m in a department store, trapped by the fluorescent lights and endless clutter of brightly coloured things, which isContinue reading “Best of Bella’s Odyssey”

Flexin’

I’ve recently discovered ‘flexing’. What is that, you ask? I’m not convinced that anyone really knows for sure but I think it’s very amusing. Flexing, or maybe I should call it ‘flexin’, isn’t the thing that happens when you tense your muscles – well, it is the thing that happens when you tense your muscles,Continue reading “Flexin’”

Disappointing Things About Being an Adult

When I was little, I was excited about the prospect of adult life. I envisaged a whole world of adventure and possibility, no bed time and no one around to tell you what to do. Adults seem like they have their shit together. Things make sense to them and they know about stuff and, asContinue reading “Disappointing Things About Being an Adult”

Trostlose Frau (Short Story) Part Two

[Read part one of this short story here] Trostlose Frau – Two Police Constable Atkinson drove her patrol car in no particular hurry along the ambling A457. The country road was popular with motorcyclists on dry days due to its sweeping cambered corners, technical chicanes, and many opportunities for full-throttle hair-raising recreation. She thought aboutContinue reading “Trostlose Frau (Short Story) Part Two”

That’ll Keep ‘Em Out

Well the good news is that I won’t be having problems with rabbits eating the vegetables in the garden any more, thanks to my firm but fair method of pest control (see below). The bad news is that I don’t think it’ll work for the squirrels because they’re crafty little buggers and I think they’reContinue reading “That’ll Keep ‘Em Out”

2016 (Advent Calendar)

Ha-HA! The penultimate day of 2016. I’m stoked on 2017 mainly because I’ve got a friggin’ amazing Lonely Planet 2017 calendar and the photo for January is totally sick! Move over, 2016, you’re so last year. I mean, let’s not be ungrateful here because 2016 started off pretty OK. Admittedly it slid more and moreContinue reading “2016 (Advent Calendar)”

Christmassing

Christmas is Christmassing here at Lucia HQ. And by that I mean it’s doing the best it can considering we’re all ill and unenthused and in bed by 9.30. I’ve been doing a terrible job of eating loads (even the beloved Lebkuchen isn’t going down very well) but I’ve done excellently at lounging around like a fatContinue reading “Christmassing”