As a new year start it is customary in western culture to reflect on the past year, be grateful for yet another year alive on this earth and take the nearly mandatory new year resolution. 2019 was crazy for us with a lot of stress both at home and at work. Some of this was self-induce as we could have taken on less personal projects, … Continue reading Wishing you a healthy 2020
Usually when people think of France they think of Paris and that is it. It is a pity because there is actually plenty of things to do and see all over the country. Outside of Paris people are much more relax and the food is delicious and affordable. Continue reading Roadtrip in western France
after years watching the show “le meilleur pâtissier de France” (french upgrade of the Great British bake off) I decided to stop drooling0 on the delicious pastry and start trying to bake them. I created the list and started my journey toward excellence in baking when I was enjoying the housewife lifestyle in and had a lot of time on my hand and appetite for fine pastry. I am proud to say that I followed through with the list despite being back at work. Continue reading Status of my my pastry to do list
We are now back in Germany and we finally settled into a new routine. For expats, routine is the thing that get you through the tough times and gets you going. Now that we are back we rediscover a long lost feeling of boredom. Continue reading Rediscovering boredom
On my first trip to India traveling alone to meet my then boyfriend’s family for the first time, I was faced with a very trivial choice IWC or WWC. Continue reading A world of water closet
Being back in Cologne I am constantly reminded of THE QUESTION! Mit oder Ohne (literally with or without) is the first Kulturschock for a naive foreigner discovering Germany. It does nor refer to anything existential but how you would like your water and specifically how carbonated should it be. Continue reading Water… with or without?
Having work experience in a country with job security and lived in the USA where hire and fire is the rule I wanted to share my observations. Work behaviors can directly be tracked to the social and economic system in place in their country. Continue reading How the social system impact the working culture