Surprised by motherhood

My son was born a bit over two months ago. I love him into bits, and it feels surreal to think back how scared I used to be of the idea of having a child. In my twenties I believed it would mean an end to all that is interesting and meaningful. I figured I … Continue reading Surprised by motherhood

People in Geneva Part 8

Mariam is from Guinea-Bissau and has also lived in Cap Verde, Portugal and the UK before moving to Switzerland nearly two years ago. Last Saturday, we went for a long walk along lake LĂ©man and through the botanical garden, taking these pictures and talking about life in all its fullness. I left our meet-up feeling … Continue reading People in Geneva Part 8

People in Geneva Part 7

Zuzia is a friend of mine, originally from Poland, but having lived abroad for more than a decade already: first New York, then Munich, and finally Geneva where she's stayed with her husband for the past 5.5 years. Zuzia's ideas, energy and encouragement have been major drivers of this blog series, and I'm excited to … Continue reading People in Geneva Part 7

People in Geneva Part 4

This is Vicky. She is originally from Peru and has lived here for 3.5 years. I've felt uplifted by her warmth since day one. She is now willing to share the following with you: "I always remind myself that every single action in my life should be done with love and kindness. Despite of living … Continue reading People in Geneva Part 4

Authentic pearls

Every time I return from a journey, I'm amazed at the beauty of the country I live in. Snow peaked mountains, deep blue lakes, and cities glistering in the sun like pearls or pieces of jewellery. "As in Heaven", I say to myself, (pseudo) poetically. However, what makes me particularly thankful for living here is … Continue reading Authentic pearls