Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrating the year of the Rat in style

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Chinese New Year has been and gone, and what a hoot it was! The year of the charming and opportunistic Rat has

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Use the time you are hiding from the virus constructively


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This is the famous cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No es justo! 

Chinese New Year has come and gone and it's officially the year of the Rat.

CNY Home /en/ - PenAndWok.comRats are supposed to be resourceful, opportunistic and charming. I am a Rat. And I have looked

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Catholic Priest blesses Birds, Vegans 

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Do you have a pet owl that you want blessed by a Catholic priest? Then Palma de Mallorca is the place for

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Slightly Surreal Coffee with Gay(?) Porn


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Sometimes life in sleepy backwater Palma de Mallorca can be slightly surreal - fortunately! Yesterday was yet

Friday, January 17, 2020

A paradise for dogs and people

Don't know if I've mentioned this before, but the neighbourhood I live in, El Terreno, is the most beautiful place ever. It's a

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sa Fabrica German Chef Five Star Food, No Star Prices

Soaring ceilings, funky interior making the most out of an enormous building that used to be a tannery, handsome German chefs, open

Thursday, January 09, 2020




Hola everybody, clap your hands! New year, new country, new language. 

Well, not exactly new. In fact, it's been almost two years

Tuesday, May 07, 2019


Did you know that Norwegians eat more ice cream than any other people? That's right! Even in the darkest depths of January, there they

Friday, February 15, 2019

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You know in a pub quiz, when the picture round is 'Famous people's eyes'? I have never come across these eyes in such a quiz. It's just too easy to guess. Oh, the intensity. If Picasso hadn't

Cecilie has worked as a feature- and column writer and photographer at the South China Morning Post, as a Cantonese radio presenter at Radio Television Hong Kong as well as making hundreds of podcasts and language videos and travel documentaries.

After 30 years in China/Hong Kong where she ran Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau specialising in making Cantonese a world language with the slogan “Learn Cantonese the Natural Way – from a Norwegian!” Cecilie’s life mission as a “Cantonese Fundamentalist” was to make the whole world speak Cantonese. Failing somewhat in this endeavour she eventually felt the pull of her European roots, and packed up her beloved “gaff” on Lantau Island, scene of hundreds of Sichuan lunches and dinners, in January 2018.

She now lives in Palma de Mallorca with her two dogs, enjoying fresh air and architectural beauty.