‘Ich hätte gern die Rechnung’, I asked, shakily. The girl behind the counter giggled. ‘You’ve just asked me for whipped cream,’ she said, ‘but I suppose you’d like to pay.’ Before insulting the German public with my lack of linguistic skill, the first phrase I decided to learn prior to my trip to Berlin was ‘Ich… Read More Lost in Translation: my grapple with the German Language
12.03.18 And where to find a friendly face In a city I do not yet Know how to love. Some days are not that exciting: Often you wake up and the clouds are heavy with rain. Sightseeing doesn’t seem all too appealing. You’re saturated with information from countless museums and exhibitions. You’ve met that same… Read More What People Don’t Tell You About Travelling:
Home to me is the sensation of peace on a Sunday morning; the sound of the cathedral bells tolling for morning service; the comforting memory of my mum’s bangles jingling on her wrists; the raucous sound of my brothers running up and down the stairs; my dad elegantly playing the piano and then pausing to… Read More Finding my Balance: My Changing Concept of ‘Home’
KNOW YOUR LIMITS This is something very few of us care to acknowledge. We like to think of ourselves as deadline-driven machines who can conquer any task in any given amount of time. It’s important to realise your own individual capacity for concentration and honour it. If you feel your mind wandering from your computer… Read More 5 SIMPLE WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
Be mindful of choice. Be conscious of pain. Let in the deluge of thought. The virtue of one’s own company is a forgotten therapy in today’s society. Spending time alone is something that is feared, rather than embraced. The demands of daily life – crippling work schedules, relationships, finances, the modern necessity to be sociable… Read More A Room of One’s Own: Creating space for the mind.