It’s the last day of October. It’s also the last chapter of Mundane Narratives. One month of people, objects and stories we so often tend to overlook. I hope you had some fun reading along!
The question is what remains at the end of this month.
What are you taking away from this challenge?
Continue reading “Packed Bags”
Last week I went on a drive with my mom. She has broken her arm and I visited her for a few days to help out at home and be some company to her.
We went into the city, wandered around the shops and did a pretty good job at window shopping.
The sun began to set as we started our journey back home. We left the city behind us and drove through fields and smaller villages.
The car turned around a corner and then we saw it.
Continue reading “Stop the Car!”
The last guest post for this series comes from Tabitha. She and I met many years ago on a TCK re-entry camp. Tabitha grew up in Tanzania, but now lives in Germany. Coming ‘back’ and settling in a country that has never truly been yours is a challenge – but small things can make a huge difference. Tabitha shares one of them.
Continue reading “Tabithas Pfanne”
I am moving today.
It’s been a few tough months of waiting and searching for the right apartment, but it was worth the wait. My boxes are packed, all accounts are settled – I am ready for something new.
Continue reading “Wide Open Space”
This is Kasia’s second mundane narrative. She is a great mother and friend – but she is also a historian finishing up her PhD. This gives her a unique perspective.
Click here for part 1.
Continue reading “A History Tour”
One of the best things about being a writer is meeting lots of other talented writers. Kasia and I met as students and remained good friends. She had a baby a few months ago, and I love that she chose to write about how this experience has changed her life. I hope you enjoy her words!
Continue reading “Your Best Friend – A Clock”
Anja and I met in church about five years ago. Whenever you need someone spontaneous for a movie night, a beer on the city wall or just a good talk – Anja is the person to call. She finds the most interesting events and has surprised me more than once. And she is one of the most encouraging people I know. Today I am lucky to have her on the blog and share a little bit about her work as a nurse.
Continue reading “Golden Rain Drops”
On Saturday you got to know our imaginary third roommate. Today, you get to know my actual roommate: Hanna! We’ve been living together for two years and it’s been such a blast! So many late nights talking and creative thinking, but mostly cooking. Our #Dachlounge nights and #roomiedinners have actually been quite known around town.
Hanna is a phenomenal cook and baker – and today she tells you why.
Continue reading “A Piece of Growth, A Piece of Hope”
On a sunny Sunday morning my parents came to visit me. It was the Sunday before school started after six long weeks of summer break.
For me this wasn’t just the beginning of another new year, it was a whole new chapter of my life. My first real job as a real teacher ever. New classes, new surroundings, new role. This was a big deal, still is in fact.
Continue reading “Ebenezer”
For those of you who know us in person and have been over to our apartment, this might come as a bit of a schock: We do, in fact, have a third roommate.
Continue reading “Our Third Roommate”