Home is Where the Heart is

Fitting everything I thought I’d need for my first year of university into a handful of boxes, bin liners and one trusty blue bag from Ikea, I remember moving into my university accommodation with the unshakeable feeling that I’d left something behind. As it turned out, I had forgotten numerous things – my ID among…

Hot Chocolate: The Basics

Translation is a funny thing. As a student of English and Spanish, I feel compelled to believe in the beauty of the English language; our language is rich in words and concepts, and English is the foundation for some of the world’s finest literature. That said, we are lacking in two vital words: hygge and sobremesa.  Hot chocolate…

New Beginnings

I was adamant that my first post would be about hot chocolate – and I’m sure you’d expect no less, given the title of this blog. Instead, I’m going to be introducing myself by talking about something much more personal, namely living with mental illness. I have anxiety. I live with it, I suffer from it,…