The German Elections

Sunrise Fitou

I was going to write an ode to public transport, having recently gotten back on the rush hour trains. But today, elections in Germany took place and I am currently watching live streams of the results.

I voted in this election, my first time ever actually voting in a German election. I was torn, like many other Germans, even those living in Germany, on whether it was even worth voting.

Back to Work After A ‘Career’ Break

principles at Deeson

It’s been a little over a year I’ve worked in the traditional sense. The main reason for my break was this and some other things (in German), as well as this blog and my cards.

I think it is fair to say that it’s been a bit of an odd journey. Though, it was also very good for me, cathartic. I had a lot of time to reflect on the past, work through some things that have been lingering in the back of my mind for years and took a lot emotionally, and think about the things I want to be doing with my time.

What I Got Up To (7th – 13th August)

Animals on sofa

This week was busy. Not just lots of stuff to do busy, but people busy. I think I had major social interactions every single day and it was great! And even better was today, where I didn’t talk to anyone and just potted around the house tidying the remnants of the week.

Monday started off with meeting a couple of friends from Doha, who both happen to be back in London as of a month ago! I was great to see them and hope to get together more often again now that we’re geographically in the same area.
Also on Monday, I had another cortisol test and the results weren’t quite as good as last time, but I was told to stop taking hydrocortisone and see how it goes. Yay! (if all goes well weaning me off the pills)

From Wednesday morning to today, we had a full house with friends from Sweden and their 2 year old. For it being a full house, it was rather relaxing. Me not really caring about what I’d find at the end of the week hidden away in cupboards or the general disappearance or misplacements of things were also contributing factors.

Oskar and animals

Oskar cooking
We managed to get the 2 year old to cook…
Oskar shoes
Organise our shoes…
Oskar stickers
…and play hide and seek with stickers.

Amidst all that, I went for a bunch of job interviews.

I think the coming week will be a little calmer.


Decisions, decisions, decisions…

Marino Marini Cavaliere Art Basel

This week, I drove to Art Basel with my mum. It was a spontaneous decision we took last week, and since it was such a last-minute trip, we drove there from Fitou, France. It took us about 9 hours there and even more hours back, so we had a lot of time to talk about life and other things.

One topical issue we discussed is related to Brexit. It should be a question, or several, to answer from time to time regardless, but the Brexit thing sure speeds things up with all its uncertainties.