CHANOYU (JAPANESE FIKA): AUGUST EDITION

こんにちは  I like to combine a bit of world culture into my fikapaus. Get a theme going, learn some stuff, have a well rounded and holistic experience in my 15 minute smoko. I thought I’d go Japanese for August because of the Olympics and they have cherry blossoms there. Do you know when cherry blossoms […]

FIKA IN JULY!

Hej! Hur går det? Välkommen till mitten av vintern! It’s the kind of weather to get back to some swedish fika roots don’t you think? They know the cold. They soldier on. They look snow in the eye and say ‘Not today.’ That’s not true. Maybe they do but it snows anyway, and they carry […]

FIKAPAUS: JUNE EDITION

Winter in Australia is a time and place like no other. Where I live especially – right next to bushland, the heat of summer has burrowed deep into the trees, light glows like ember from the white eucalypt bark, and gum leaves like red and green feathers mimicking the lorikeets, or the other way around. […]