When you move to a new city, and maybe even a new country, at first, everything around you is different and exciting. It can also be a little daunting and scary, but at the beginning, you don't even realize how quickly time passes. The first days and weeks fly by as you settle in, find … Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel at Home in a New City
When you live abroad, there is one thing that suddenly becomes a regularity: goodbyes. Whether you are going back home to visit family and friends or someone is coming to visit you, you know that at the end you will have to say goodbye to them again. I think this is probably the most difficult … Continue reading The Hardest Part of Living Abroad?
Why did I move to London? Okay, let's be honest here. I have no idea. That certainly sounds a bit odd, you think? I totally understand. Let me tell the story. I moved to London in April 2016, so just over a year ago. Before that, I had studied for my master's degree in Durham and … Continue reading Why I Moved to London.
Yes, it has been a while. It's been just over a year since I last posted on this blog. And almost every single day of that last year I've been unhappy about not posting. Yes, seriously. The writing guilt haunted me pretty much every day. "Why didn't you just sit down and write, then?" you … Continue reading Where it began.
It is time for another book review! I am slowly rehabilitating from my inability to read books, caused by insane amounts of novels I had to read during my English Literature degree, so I can finally start to fill up this category with more content. The latest book I finished, in fact, half an hour ago, … Continue reading Book Review: Notes From a Small Island.
Trying to find reoccurring patterns around us, seeing the 'dance' of nature... this is this week's photo challenge! Two days ago, I went on a day trip to the coast of the Baltic Sea. Living in Hamburg, the beach is very close; it takes us only about an hour by car to get there. I … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance.
Everyone knows coffee, right? It's that much-beloved drink that either gets us ready to face real life when we're having an early morning or that can also be enjoyed like a complex and delicious specialty with lots of wonderful aromas and tasting notes to discover. ( Maybe you can tell, I'm clearly a fan of … Continue reading Cascara: Making Tea out of Coffee.
As so often, my contribution to the weekly photo challenge is a little last minute, but still on time! And that's what counts, after all... isn't it? This week's word is harmony, and one of the most harmonious places I could think of in Hamburg is definitely the Japanese garden in the big park in … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony.
Several weeks ago, actually at the beginning of February, I was tagged by Basant She in her 'My Monthly Memories' blogging event. At least, I think she tagged me. Or told me about it in a comment. I can't exactly remember. But none of this matters, as long as I've heard about it, right? Because I … Continue reading My Monthly Memories: February.
I love this weeks prompt! Capturing your state of mind in a photo can be such a creative challenge, especially because I believe there is never only one thing going on in your mind, but a multitude of emotions. As some of my readers may already know, at the moment I'm looking for a job, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind.