Hello! I’m Beverley – more commonly known as (Confuzzled) Bev around these parts – a 30-something (eek! How did that happen?) English woman currently living near Basel, Switzerland.
I am the oldest of four, but two of my siblings aren’t actually related to one another.
I studied German at university, oh so many moons ago, and spent my year abroad in Karlsruhe, Germany, which is where I met my boyfriend.
After finishing my studies, I spent 11 months in Austria because I’d always wanted to live there, before moving back to Karlsruhe in 2006 to be with my boyfriend – two years long distance was long enough! We got a flat together in 2010 and lived there until we moved to Switzerland for his job in April 2015. As an army brat, those 8 and a half years in Karlsruhe were the longest I had ever lived in one town in a single stretch!
I work at a translation company, which is usually interesting but can be stressful.
In June 2018 I got pregnant with twins after going through fertility treatment. I lost them at 16+4 weeks after an infection caused me to go into pre-term labour. Our baby boys were born on 3rd October 2018. To the world they never officially existed, but to us they are our sons and we will never forget them ❤
I have always loved books and reading, ever since I can remember. It is my escape from the world. My one regret in life is that I will never be able to read everything on my to-read list.
A few random I like: pub quizzes, cross stitch, stars, foxes, travel… and many more things that I can’t think of right now. Stick around and you may find out about some of them.
I started this blog purely for myself, because it gives me something to do and because sometimes I just need to get my thoughts out of my head. I never actually expected anyone to read it, but I am amazed and grateful for every single person that comments or follows along. I’m sure some people think of me as an expat blogger, but I rarely think of myself that way – for one thing, I hate that only rich/white people get to be expats while everyone else is a “migrant”. Also, I believe my content would be the same wherever in the world I happen to be! Travel blogger… food blogger… relationship blogger. I am none of those things, although I blog about them all. (Probably I’m closest to a “lifestyle blogger”, whatever that even means.)