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They don’t understand queuing. Buying groceries can turn into a highly stressful experience: cashiers scan the items much faster than any human could possibly bag them so you have to move fast, and there’s never enough time or disposition for friendly chit chat (after all, that’s not very effective). They love rules and take little […]

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Listening to the radio the other day, I hear this from the host: “Crying is scientifically proven to benefit your health”. Now, as I’ve previously discussed – in length – I am a cancer, which apparently makes me highly sensitive by nature and prone to crying about anything. And I must say I’m personally happy […]

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A little old post from sometime last year. Readers, it’s official: I’m finally putting in the time and effort to effectively learn German. Why would you do that to yourself?, you wonder. I know, I often ask that myself. I guess the easy and most obvious answer is that since I now live in Germany, […]

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Those long summer days were certainly lovely, but now they’re officially gone. It’s time to wake up to the crisp morning air and walk on crunchy leaves; watch the world around me burst with beauty and colour. How is it suddenly November? Not long ago I was writing down New Years resolutions! Some mornings I […]

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Lately, more than ever, I’ve been making an extra effort to be environmentally conscious and have a mindset of intention. I’ve made a priority to reduce my use of plastic and since I’ve made that decision I’ve been *slightly* obsessed with tote bags: see them everywhere, want to buy them all. But I’m not talking […]

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Is it too early to be talking about Christmas movies? Well, according to my own personal standards, no it is not. In fact it’s never too early to be talking about Christmas at all, except when I think about the fact that last year’s Christmas feels like it was just a couple days ago and […]

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and I’ve found the perfect book Move over Martha Stewart, I’m the next dessert queen. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have finally found this book. After weeks of scouting every bookstore in the city, there it was: tucked away in a little corner in Balfour Books, a beautiful second hand bookstore […]

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Years ago, I came across this quote from Nora Ephron: “We have a game we play when we’re waiting for tables in restaurants, where you have to write the five things that describe yourself on a piece of paper. When I was [in my twenties], I would have put: ambitious, Wellesley graduate, daughter, Democrat, single. […]

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