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  • Christmas limbo, anxiety edition

    Christmas limbo, anxiety edition

    I’ve heard the time after Christmas be described as a limbo were nothing happens. For some unfathomable reason I decided that this was the perfect moment to work through long-neglected items on my to-do list, with the predicable result that I spent every single morning hyper-ventilating at the massive mountain of tasks that lay before […]


  • Gifts from the Philippines

    Gifts from the Philippines

    My mom recently came back from three months in the Philippines! She’d attended an huge family reunion she’d organized with a few cousins and renovated her late mother’s house. Even though she was busy as a bee, she still took time to find some beautiful gifts to bring home to us. We’re so excited about […]


  • Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

    Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

    Welcome to the second part of my Vienna travel diary! You can find the first part here and the post with my initial plans for this trip here. This post is about cake, second hand shopping and two huge splurges! LET ME HAVE CAKE If you visit Vienna, you obviously have to go to the […]


  • Vienna here I come!

    Vienna here I come!

    I’ll be heading to Vienna soon to do another round of archival work for my thesis! As always, I’m trying to make plans for activities when I leave the archive in the late afternoon/evening. From experience, it gets rather depressing just going from my hotel room to the archive and back again every day. This […]


  • Meet Marchesa.

    Meet Marchesa.

    Our household has a new member! We’ve been thinking about getting a little companion for Oscar for a couple months now. While he overall seemed happy with his situation, it’s obviously better for inside cats if there are two of them. Even more so because I might be at home with him most of the […]


  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!

  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    Did everyone have a good start into 2019? We had delicious Ragout Fin, then cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix. At midnight, we went outside to watch the fireworks, but it was so cold that we scurried inside again quickly afterwards! I wish you all the best for the New Year! I hope you […]


  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    In Germany, we celebrate Christmas starting Christmas Eve. Tonight, we’ll open gifts, eat cookies and listen to holiday music at my parents’ house! My MIL and her husband will visit us on Dec 26th. We’ll be cooking Christmas dinner, which is really exciting because I’ve never really done that before! Merry Christmas! Wherever you are, […]