Entries from 'my life'

back to reality

It was kind of hard to come back and adjust to the reality of life and work over here. We were in particular struck by the news that two aid workers were killed in a drone attack and then even more shocked to find out that a colleague has been kidnapped. We’re hoping and praying…

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a new adventure

With the New Year, we’re starting a new chapter of our nomad life. For the next year or so our base will be Pakistan, where I will live and work with the little one while Björn continues to work in Afghanistan, shuttling back and forth. So far, things have been going well and we’re settling…

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productive break

It’s been quiet around here, but we’ve been busy in real life: we made a baby! :)

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fast forward again

The last couple of months have been busy with work and other things, so no time to keep this space up to date. In the meantime, we visited the Oktoberfest, Bjoern has left for Afghanistan, my sister got married and in a couple of days, we are finally off for a well-deserved holiday! Here are…

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exploring Frankfurt and some thoughts on life over here

In the past weeks, I’ve been trying to get to know my new city a little bit more and explored the neighbourhood around my place. On the first really nice and sunny day I biked along the Nidda, a small stream coming from the North, until the old airport in Bonames. It was quite crowded…

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winter isn’t over yet

This week, winter came back in full force. Snow, wind and freezing temperatures reminded me that weather is unpredictable over here. So I’m glad I get to escape wintery Europe for a bit and hope that by the time I get back winter is really gone.

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capitals of Europe

A few pics from Brussels, where I went for a quick work trip last week. I stayed in a cool new hotel near the infamous Place Lux and went out for a few drinks with new and old colleagues. It’s been a while since my Brussels days but somehow it felt like not too much…

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and so it ends…

So I’m leaving Botswana today. While I’m very excited about this change and the opportunities that will come with it, my heart is heavy at the thought of leaving this place that has become my home over the last years, and all the people that I have come to known during my stay. I always…

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this crazy thing that is my life

It really went back from 0 to 100 in the course of a few days… Between all the new things that have come up I still really, really enjoy my work with the kids at Happy Home. It is so nice to see them learning and growing. Somehow I guess this journey through these past…

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once she cut her hair somehow the universe moved ever so slightly

Let’s just say: Life is good at the moment. Over the last few weeks or so, a lot of opportunities have opened up and it’s looking  like a few things are finally falling into place. There is still a lot of uncertainty in the long-term, but I am so grateful for all the good things…

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a quick trip down memory lane…

As children, we used to spend a lot of time at the old hunting hut of my grandfather during summer. It is situated on a hill near a small village between two beautiful lakes and I remember running around on the fields on warm summer evenings after a long day at the lake. We’d catch…

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an afternoon walk in Nymphenburg

I was lucky and got to spend a couple of days with my family in Munich in early September. The castle grounds and the park of Schloss Nymphenburg is one of my favorite places in Munich and we went there for a walk around the lake with the little temple and the pretty little Badenburg….

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feels like summer and smells like rain

This past week I could feel the summer returning. It is getting warmer by the day, and somehow the air feels less dry than in the previous weeks. Slowly, the ants are waking up, the cattle is back in the middle of the city and a couple of days ago there were a few dark…

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behind the scenes

Last weekend the Lapologa Gaborone Fashion Weekend took place here in Gabs and I went there on Friday afternoon with my friend Andrea. Apparently, we were a bit early and everyone was still quite busy with preparations. We walked around the big hall with stalls of local designers and found some pretty nice pieces by…

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“teacher, teacher”

Over the last couple of months, I have started teaching English for some of the kids at Happy Home. Being a teacher is a completely new experience for me, and one that I didn’t really think would fit me, but actually I really enjoy working with the kids and getting to know some of them…

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