Hold on to your horses, here comes a review of the best nail clippers on the planet.

Let’s be honest, we all use those cheap chrome clippers…probably always have.  Every store you go to, they are all the same, cheap Chinese garbage, no fun, no romance.

Today I stumbled across this gem at a pharmacy in Nesebar.  Made in Italy from space age ceramic with a clever magnetic safety clasp, it was love at first sight.  

I won’t get into too many details but using these on my fat Polish fingers was pure pleasure.  Surgically smooth, rich cuts followed by a celebratory click.  I was overwhelmed with joy.

Dreaming of getting a convenient fur lined belt holster and taking them with me everywhere I go.  Imagine these as a conversation starter at the local beach clubs. 

The only thing I am praying for is that my nails to grow faster.

Best $17 I’ve ever spent.  <— company web site.





Horse fillets, this evening’s dinner. Giddy-up.

Horsemeat is incredibly lean, almost no fat at all.  It’s healthier than beef, contains less calories and less cholesterol.  You would have a very hard time differentiating the flavor between this and a very expensive cut of super lean beef.

Amalia made a side of crispy potato and cauliflower chips.

Gently seared with some salt and pepper. 

Incredibly delicious.

PS.  With regards to the cost, we paid about $14 for a kilogram.  Enough for three meals for the two of is.


Nothing pairs better with a cold Guinness than a bowl of tomatoes.

Most of the stores are still closed and finding good beer at my local grocery store is rather difficult.  They have a huge booze section but the beers are mostly European light lagers.  It’s what I mostly drink but sometimes it’s nice to have a little delight, something like a Guinness or a thick dark ale from Belgium.

I stocked up in Burgas yesterday and got some beers from Greece and Czechoslovakia…and more.


I think Microsoft’s Skydrive is the greatest thing ever.

They gave me 25 GB for free and the software is bulletproof.  I can share photos, backup my documents and always have the latest revision of anything I am working on available on every one of my devices.  I tried Apple’s thing back in the day and it was incredibly cumbersome, even Google Drive isn’t as seamless.  The only thing that works as well (or even better) is Dropbox….but they want money and I’m cheap. 

Ohh….and outlook.com is EASILY the best web based email client on planet earth.



Did you know you can still buy laptop with 2GB of RAM in Bulgaria and  plenty of machines don’t come with operating systems (you can buy a recent laptop with Linux or DOS,  piracy is rampant here) and many laptops still come with CD ROM players.

I’m shopping for a new laptop and this machine is on my short list (carbon fiber IBM X1).  I want to get the i7 with 8GB RAM and the 256GB SSD.  I’ve seen one of these in person at a shop in France and was blown away, super light and  super slim.  Bulgaria is not a great place to shop for electronics as most items are at least a year behind and significantly more expensive.  The already overpriced Macbook, for example, is $550 more here.

Since Amalia high jacked my one and only laptop….I’ve been gloomy.

Awaiting the next Canadian to mule one of these towards me…..or maybe something else.