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7 days of blogging

For the past seven days I tried to publish one blog post each day, a project to finally get this blog going properly, to help me focus on something productive and fun after work. At first I thought I would never make it, wouldn’t find the time after sitting in front of a computer in the office all day. Strangely enough all the worries I had prior to this experiment were totally unfounded.

A day at the museum

Another favourite thing of mine: visiting museums. I can spend hours there, looking at the displays, the paintings, exhibits, and reading the info signs. If you care for your sanity: never let me visit a museum with you.

christmas decoration

Advent season

Advent – houses and flats decorated with evergreens, misteltoe, nuts and berries. Christmas ornaments on doors and tables, candles everywhere. It is my favourite time of the year when it comes to decorating my flat.

chalk cliffs lonely sailor

Places I’d rather be

In September I took my last holidays for 2016. The four days I had left for the rest of the year I saved for Christmas and New Year, thinking that I could easily go through three months without a day off (except for the weekends and October 3rd). Bad idea. The days get shorter, sunny days become rarer. And going to work day after day becomes more challenging with every day the sun rises later and sets earlier. I feel tired all of the time. The bit of daylight I see is when I leave the house in the morning to go to work, and of course there are windows in our office that let the light in. However, I’m not sitting next to one and I’m not going outside for my break but stay inside since my workplace is in a very rural area of Berlin (nothing to see out there, nowhere to go). And when I leave work it is dark. Which leaves the weekends as the only two days where most of us can soak up a bit of daylight and hopefully sunshine. I truly hate the autumn and winter months for their darkness, rain and wind. Even […]