What are 20 years? 7305 Days, or 240 months. When you are 20 years old, it is all you know those year are childhood, teenage years and the beginning of adulthood. When you are 40 it is half your life, when you are 60 it’s a third, and when you are 80, then 20 years … Continue reading 20 Years
Remember those leave piles in your back yard? Did you jump into them? Did you hide inside them and let the fall sun tickle your skin? When I lived in the US with my parents and my sister, I had the possibility to enjoy a real autumn (actually quite a few), not one of those … Continue reading Spotlight On: A Fall Fairy Tale by Nicola Werner
It was very cold the day that we went to visit Schindler's factory, so cold that the pen my professor was meant to use to sign my report card was frozen, after trying a few pens, we finally found someone who had ink that didn't freeze at the temperatures we were going through. It was the last class that I would attend in Poland during my Erasmus exchange...
3 Three years ago, I was having breakfast with S. I had spend an interesting night, contractions had ripped me from my sleep, but a shower later I was peacefully snoring again, the contractions continued. When I arrived in the Maternity Ward at 11:30am I was already at 4 or 5 cm. Things went quickly, … Continue reading 3
The Scent of Roses When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black … Continue reading The Scent of Roses
S is for Secret Many many years ago, our next door neighbour came to see my mother to share a secret with her. I found my conversation with my mum interrupted so that our neighbour could share what weighed her heart. She said that it would be better if I left the room, because she … Continue reading S is for Secret #AtoZChallenge
K is for Kraków After a quite adventurous and long, longer than planned train ride, (which in itself is already a story), I finally arrived in Kraków. A friend of my great aunt picked me up at the main station, checked me in to the student housing where I was meant to live for the … Continue reading K is for Kraków #AtoZChallenge
J is for Job For some reason today I am going to write about Job or Jobs. Strange how these words end up popping up in my head... Maybe it's because I am trying to figure out what will be my next move, my next step. Distributing publicity and babysitting The first job that I … Continue reading J is for Job #AtoZChallenge
F is for Fire Fire has often played a major or minor part in my life, this post might not be everyone's cup of tea, but maybe it can give you some safety advice. I am using today to help myself cope with a trauma. Exactly 3 months ago, on the 7th of January I … Continue reading F is for Fire #AtoZChallenge
Once a year I have the pleasure of celebrating Easter, a holiday, which I greatly appreciate, and looking back have always appreciated a lot. I don't think that I ever did go to an Easter service, but I sure did learn about the religious significance of the holiday. I guess the pagan traditions are the ones … Continue reading Happy Easter!