Category Archives: Foreign: Being the Other

January 27

5 Things I Love…about living in England

Its a fact of life: I am a foreigner in the British Isles, and will never be a true Brit. I don’t understand the fascination with a cup of tea, think Jaffa Cakes are only moderately good and refer to ‘crisps’ as chips (and if I’m honest, pronounce it ‘chups’). Having moved here five months […]

January 06

Auld Lang Syne: New Years Past

Some people spend their New Year’s Eve hours in classy settings, bedecked in glad rags and expensive champagne in mind. At 11.59pm on the 31st December 2013, I was surrounded by four shirtless Austrians loudly and not at all tunefully belt out the Austrian National Anthem. Speaking of Austrian displays of nationalism, one of the […]

December 19

“Lost between two shores” – Reflections

No one ever said moving was easy. And as someone who regularly packs up her life and shifts countries every few years, I knew all too well moving to London as an international student would be its own special exercise in (un)belonging. I won’t dwell on the reasons why London is a tough city to […]