Remembering Italy on Film

I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic lately. Enjoying the memories of days past, because looking forward to the days ahead feels impossible. Planning little things to break down the months and the never ending strand of working days used to be my most efficient tool to make myself happy (or, in the winter, to simply keep…

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The worst Birthday I’ve ever had

1st of March. How I used to love that date. A day to feel special, a day where all your loved ones call you, message you, maybe even get you little presents. A day where you get to share delicious cake with everyone around you. I used to walk with a spring in my step…

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I guess I don’t hate everything about Winter

February second, and I am typing this from my balcony, wrapped in a blanket and my fluffiest coat, while I enjoy the last minutes of daylight. Before moving to Munich I would have looked at myself and thought I was insane “It’s cold, girl. Go inside!”, but now it makes sense. It makes sense to…

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New Year’s Resolutions I have failed to keep

The end of the year has come and gone, and far from feeling like celebrating, or thankful that 2020 is now over, I feel very… shy… about the whole thing. Almost like I want to step into 2021 on my tippy toes, while crossing my fingers and hoping that everything works out all right. So…

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Inside my sketchbook

All these dark evenings make me want to turn on Netflix already at 19pm, and do nothing but lay on my couch for three or four hours until bedtime comes around. And what is worse, I want to do that, while mindlessly scrolling throw my phone, because one screen at a time just doesn’t cut…

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Staying sane during the shorter days

Ah daylight savings, my forever antagonist, the villain of my winters, the trigger of my seasonal depression. How’s that for some early morning drama? To say that I struggle with the shorter winter days is a bit of an understatement, to give you an idea of the amount of struggle we are talking about: I…

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Buying second hand items to make myself feel better about capitalism

This summer we have had to do without one of my favourite things about Munich: the flea markets. Having just moved to a new apartment, I would have loved being able to go furniture shopping somewhere other than Ikea. I did turn to Facebook marketplace, but it just doesn’t have the same charm, does it?…

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Currently Reading Vol.7

Oh reading, how much do I like being known as the “deep and intellectual girl that reads”, as all my favourite characters growing up were, yet I doubt I read enough for that to be the truth… This year particularly, with the pandemic allowing me to work from home instead of having a solid 1h…

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New Houseplants I don’t think I am killing

Oh, Spring of 2020. Everyone was spending way too much time in their apartments, constantly looking at the same four walls and thinking “hmmm… that wall looks a bit empty”, “we could really use a rug here”, “this room is missing a little bit of something”. And while most scratched that itch by spending an…

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