I’m a 30-something (eek! How did that happen?) English girl currently living near Basel, Switzerland. Until the end of April 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 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. The babies were fine right until the end, they were just too little to survive. 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 other things I like: pub quizzes, baking, cross stitch, owls, stars, seahorses, foxes, hearts, 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.)