ode to Jessica

I first met Jessica in a church while singing in the choir… she was a quiet and timid girl, with a wealth of sunlight shining from her. Pause 1, 2, 3… Okay, well the latter part is true at least! 😉 We were kind of in a church – it was a Sunday for a…

The Parting, by Michael Drayton

Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part Nay, I have done, you get no more of me; And I am glad, yea, glad with all my heart, That this so cleanly I myself can free. Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows, And when we meet at any time again, Be…


“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”   I was having a conversation over the weekend at a friend’s birthday gathering. We were discussing housing in Luxembourg, and the fact that a lot of first-time buyers can’t actually afford the housing in the city.  I mentioned my own housing situation and the fact that…

lessons from a tree

if you feel like you’re losing everything, just remember that trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall, content, waiting for better days to come. JojoBean xx Written and photographic content is © All rights are reserved.

the best is yet to come!

If you are reading this right now, please know there is more, and perhaps even the best, still to come. Something wonderful is going to happen in your life soon because you are making the effort. …and it will bear fruit!   Keeping the faith! JojoBean x

the irony of Q

the word queue is ironic: it’s just a Q with a bunch of silent letters waiting in line.

quote: Dr Seuss

Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

only one arc

That one thunderbolt last night shook the entire building, and from my dream I jumped – believing a bomb had gone off – the alarms outside ringing through the night streets. The air was so still, yet so electric, the negative ions making the air dense and heavy, and at the same time, static, looking…

everyone is responsible

As we all grow up, we go through many life experiences that influence our character traits and personalities. For me, it really isn’t either nurture or nature that moulds us, but definitely both of them to varying degrees. The last few years I have been active in regards to raising awareness of climate change, the…

snowy Luxembourg

So the weather has been the subject of a lot of chatter recently. In the media and on social media reports and reactions to “The Beast from the East” have filled our senses. Despite the fact that it is winter, people seem surprised – both pleasantly and sadly – that there has been quite so…