Welcome to my blog.  I’m Jean-Paul. Guido is my husband.  I design things for a living. How I graduated from art school is still anyone’s guess.  My mother has this strange fantasy that one day I’ll give up doodling and become a celebrity dentist.  She often refers to my 30s as my rebellious years.  Guido’s a chef.  His big hobby is chopping garlic.  He obviously should get out more.  We live in the loft above his bistro – The Spanish Onion – it’s a stone’s throw from London Bridge.

We’re just two guys living in London, trying to make it, make out, and stay sane together.


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  1. I just found you your blog- its delightful reading. Also, lovely to hear you’re getting married. Is the Spanish Onion real or a ‘pseudonym’? I ask because hubby and i will be in London for Christmas and it would be fun to come by for dinner.


    • Hi Daryl – Thank you for your kind comments about my little blog. London is a wonderful place to spend Christmas. Opening times of The Spanish Onion during the run up to the festive period are still be decided (historically we close) but do watch this space! In the meantime I hope you will continue reading, and enjoying my posts.


      • thanks for replying. I’ll keep my eyes open. we come to town on the 15th so hopefully you’ll still be open for a few days before shuttering. Maybe Elvis will be there!



      • Well, we made it for Christmas- London really does itself up well! We even passed through Bermondsey (?) on our way to Spa Terminus. Definitely an area for exploring next visit with a bit more time to spare.

        Still enjoying your posts and I realize its a bit late but Happy New Year to you both.


  2. So glad I was directed here by our mutual blogging friend pixieannie (endless possibilities). You are hilarious! I am enjoying your wit & humor very much, and look forward to following your journey. Cheers!


  3. I’m not a fan of chain letters that start with, “if you send this to 5 people in the next 7 minutes a person close to you will save a baby seal” but I do believe in sharing compliments, so just know that a little someone in Canada likes your style #championsawards


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  5. sorry to see you sign off- its been a fun, but short ride. take care and keep spreading your loveliness.

    a big fan ,
    daryl ;(


  6. I shed a tear today. I’ve enjoyed your stories, observations, and tender candor immensely! Let that window crack open a bit again in the future.
    Dave B.


  7. Lol, loving the adventures of both your lives. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials, I can only hope and pray I find the man to the rest of my life feeding me ice cream in bed blindfolded – do french fries count? Keep up the great blog.


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  9. Dear Jean-Paul

    My Name is Martin Baltser and I am from Denmark, a gay male, and musician.
    For some reason I came across your blog and felt like sharing my coming out story – that I made into A SONG. I am a 25-year-old guy that never had big problems with coming out. The only thing that hurt me was when I spontaneously told my dad over the phone one day, and he got disappointed and told me he had a hard time accepting that. It didn’t take long though before he got used to the thought, and today he is the best dad any guy could wish for.

    I got quite a good feedback on my song ‘Masculinity’ and a lot of people wrote me that they were inspired by it. That’s why I am now working on my second album under the working-title ‘masculinity’ in Berlin. The album will include song about being gay in our modern society, and i would love to hear thoughts from the people around the word for more inspiration.

    I would feel honored if you would listen and maybe even share my song to let people know that everything is going to be ok as long as you are yourself.

    Here is the direct link:

    I can of course send you more information if you are interested.

    Keep up the inspiring work:)
    Martin Baltser


  10. Greetings from Asia. Your blog is such a warmth in the winter. Wish you all the best in the new year. Do you guys have public instagram?


  11. Hi JP
    Just dropping by for a bit of a chinwag, to let you know I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blooger Award because you are such a lovely ray of sunshine who makes me smile when all around is doom and gloom! Don’t feel pressured to respond, it’s taken me several months to do so!
    Have a lovely day! 😊💜


  12. Thanks for the comment on my last post, JP.
    I’ve been thinking about you guys. You haven’t posted lately so I’m assuming your both busy with the new place. I’m looking forward to a whole bunch of new stories 🙂
    Take care, Aimer.


      • That’s so freaking exciting !!! Would you mind telling me which magazine? I would love to read whatever you come up with 🙂
        You are going to be so brilliant at this new challenge.
        Good luck and best wishes 🙂


  13. Hello we are in August now and I have noticed you are on hiatus since 29 June? Are you at the beach for the Summer or just moving house and Café? Hope to read you soon with more London adventures.


  14. Great blog !! … I found you thanks to Bos Guy, I am not married but was the best man for my best pal wedding wih his husband two years ago, I will be following you because I like reading in English and it helps me remaining fluent in English (I live in France)


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