How to Ruin a Good Intention

Yes, this is about me ruining someone’s good intention, not the other way round. It will sound terrible, I know, but hear me out nonetheless. Actually, it is about more than one good intention. See? Terrible! In the last months I have become more and more aware of the waste and accumulation around me. I…

An Exercise in Imagination

During my last year of undergraduate studies in Paris I had to take an English class. Luckily for me, I wasn’t to be taught the if clause for the gazillionth time, when even the second attempt had been unnecessary. We read and discussed (or at least attempted to) various texts in English. The language skills…

The Unlikely Holiday Spirit

What are the first things that come to mind when you hear holidays? Sun, sea, beach, pool? Forest, mountains? Cocktails, music and dancing? All very much associated with what has now become the conventional holidays. We’ve just returned from a trip, which contained many of the above, which we have enjoyed in many ways and…

Where Should We Go from Here?

I am slowly coming to the end of “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells and my head is full of horror scenarios for the future of our planet. This book is really hard to digest, if that can ever truly happen, but I feel it is also such an important step to take. We need…

Love in the Linden Trees

Growing up, we used to have a big linden tree right by our gate. It sometimes interfered with the perpendicularity of the fence, or with the flatness of the sidewalk around it, but I loved that tree. I was reminded of it this week every time I was cycling in and out of our neighbourhood….

Zero Waste Fruit Buns

It was about time I made a new treat, right? I suppose that is true… Not that no one has had any sort of treat in the meantime, but nothing worth documenting. The reason why I choose to share these in particular is that I find it important, for myself first and foremost, to encourage…