Sand In The Bikini

Writings about the irritations of daily life



Camping night

“The shirt I have on should be enough until later tonight”, I kept telling myself while stretching the bottom of the loose t-shirt I was wearing. The wind was going through it, but we had to finish putting up the tent before nightfall.  Continue reading “Camping night”


Sleeping arrangement

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last. Continue reading “Sleeping arrangement”

The story behind a door

I often think doors are veils to homes. Each have a distinct character, speaking volumes of the people living behind the door. It’s fun to guess what could possibly be behind a door — an array of secrets, emotions, and mysteries. A home with laughter, heartaches, hopes, banter, and more. Divyakshi Gupta

Continue reading “The story behind a door”

Pictures tell stories…

“While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a thousand words don’t necessarily add up to a picture” —   Continue reading “Pictures tell stories…”

3LineTales: The last train

It’s stormy, cold and wet.
He’s set to board the train for noon.
In the end, I was the one that got away!  Continue reading “3LineTales: The last train”

We’re drowning in information

“We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge” – John Naisbitt Continue reading “We’re drowning in information”

Heat temps trump common sense!

Every year, around this time, various Caution! messages get sent out. Be it via public broadcasting, online news, social media text and videos or plain “be careful out there” phone messages. Continue reading “Heat temps trump common sense!”

I’ll have the tomato juice, please

I was inspired to write about this life event by my blogosphere friend’s post ‘A matter of taste’ Continue reading “I’ll have the tomato juice, please”

Luck comes in different shapes and forms

The dictionary definition of ‘luck’ is “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions”. Continue reading “Luck comes in different shapes and forms”

People will say you can’t…

People will say you can’t and they will be right, until you say you can! Continue reading “People will say you can’t…”

A week of flames…

Today marks one week since the wildfires started in Alberta, Canada and spread quickly through Fort McMurry town. Continue reading “A week of flames…”

And then Mother’s Day!

In Eastern Europe, especially in Romania, we celebrate March 8th as International Woman’s Day and Mother’s Day.  Continue reading “And then Mother’s Day!”

Don’t take life into your own hands!

My blogosphere friend Marcy wrote about a nasty car accident she witnessed. Her last words sent out a powerful message.  Continue reading “Don’t take life into your own hands!”

No soup for you!

… funny reference to Seinfeld episode 

I enjoy having lunch with my dad every day of the week. Well, almost every day. Continue reading “No soup for you!”

There are no meds for this!

I had to fast yesterday. Yearly blood tests require you to keep fast.

I am bad when I don’t eat. Like, really bad! Cranky, antsy, moody, obnoxious…you get the picture. Continue reading “There are no meds for this!”

My brain wouldn’t shut down!

The most bizzare thing happened to me last night! I could not get my brain to shut down. It just wouldn’t shut up and let my body rest for the night… Continue reading “My brain wouldn’t shut down!”

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