No longer twenty-something (*sob*) but still unmarried and unchildrened English girl currently living near Basel, Switzerland. Until the end of Apirl 2015, I lived in Karlsruhe, Germany where I moved to in September 2006 to be closer to my boyfriend, who I met on a year abroad 2 and a half years before that. We have now reached the stage where the time we’ve actually spent in the same country is more than the length of our long-distance relationship. We got a flat together in Germany in May 2010 and moved to Switzerland for his job in 2015. Now I’m trying to figure out life in the land of cheese and chocolate – all while Swiss German turns my brain to mush!
I have 3 younger siblings – a sister, 2 and half years younger than me, with whom I actually share two parents, and two half brothers, one on each side of the family. The brother on my mum’s side is 7 years younger than me and has now graduated from university, which makes me wonder where all the years have gone. On my dad’s side we have the baby of the family – at 23 years younger than me he’s young enough to be my own child! I never claimed my family was normal…
I work at a translation company, which is usually interesting but can be stressful.
I like pub quizzes, baking, cross stitch, owls, stars (I appear to have accumulated four different scarves with stars on…), seahorses, tortoises (and turtles, and terrapins), hearts, travel, making lists and reading, among other things. But you’ll find all that out if you stick around.
So that’s me. To read about the blog click here.