You are loved! Someone or something within this universe loves you. There is someone looking up to you. There is someone willing to help you. Just ask. You are loved! If you don't show up for work, without a warning, your colleagues might wonder or even worry, where you are. If you go quiet on … Continue reading Love – L – A to Z Challenge
Christmas Away From Home By Katharina Barten A year ago I was in Canada living with a host family and I was experiencing some Christmas traditions that we don’t have here or at least that I don’t practice. One of them was baking a gingerbread house. I had never done that before but I got … Continue reading Christmas Away From Home by Katharina Barten | Advent 2018 – Day 21
The teargas had us coughing and crying. Our path was sprinkled with protesters about to engage in a streetfight. When we finally put some distance between us and the angry mob, the fresh air of the empty park was a very good reason to smile. Still, we did not linger, we wanted to feel the city's pavement and cobblestones beneath our feet. This weekend my family and quite a few friends of my family joined us for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. There was everything: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and so on.
So, I turned 30 on Monday (20th of August). I have come to the end of a very important decade of my life. 4 out of my 5 years of higher education happened during this time, I have been together with S. for almost 9 years, I started to work, I gave birth to two … Continue reading A Fresh Start
What if? If you were still here, then today we'd spend some time together to celebrate your 56th Birthday. You'd be so happy to now have two healthy grandchildren. We'd go for a walk in the park. Maybe we would be making plans for the weekend. Would you like to go searching for mushrooms, just the … Continue reading What if?
Judith Charlotte https://www.instagram.com/p/_wO_FMNySy/?taken-by=judithcw Some pictures are assembled with a lot of thought, others are simple snapshots that are full with beauty. Judith Charlotte, a young fashion designer living in Paris, shares magical shots on her Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRs6Bi5AFky/?taken-by=judithcw https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGwUUdtyTS/?taken-by=judithcw She has an eye for detail, and for beauty where we would least expect it. … Continue reading Spotlight on Judith Charlotte
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
New Beginnings It's a New Year... 2017 is only a few days old It's a year that I have been looking forward to A year that will be filled with new things But also with memories of those who I love that are no loger here It's a year of challenges Of a new apartment … Continue reading New Beginnings
On the 23rd of February 2016, my mother passed away. Exactly one month ago. Just in case the opportunity would have arisen at her funeral for a little speech (I held a speech at my grandmother's funeral), I sat down and jotted down a few words in honour of my mother. Today, I want to … Continue reading “I remember” – the speech I did not give
In the early hours of Saturday the 17th of March 2001, my family and I drove to Staten Island in New York to then take the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan. This is a great way of accessing New York City, especially if you do not want to take your car into the city. Greeted … Continue reading Learning from a Saint