Moving diary: House-moving stress

Moving diary: House-moving stress

I have realised that "house-moving stress" is going to last a while until we have finished assembling furniture and discarding unnecessary visible stuff (cardboard and items that don't fit the new place). When I am stuck in my analysis, my data looks so mundane and seems insignificant, but I do need to assemble all of [...]

Week 117: A life-changing week

Week 117: A life-changing week

The title "A life-changing week" refers more to my current inner thoughts and feelings. Over the past few years, I have put off some things that I need to do – personal stuff not study-related. These have all come up in more obvious shapes this week, and I have just decided to resolve matters and [...]

Moving diary: Goodbye to the old flat

Moving diary: Goodbye to the old flat

On Wednesday we finally finished cleaning the old flat after moving, and the handover process. I said 'thank you' many times to the kitchen while I wiped the cabinets and floor. Since we had focused on cleaning and tidying up in the new apartment, it was really nice to come back to the old place [...]

I love teaching

I love teaching

The first ten weeks of my course have passed, and we have the Easter break until we start the second half of the semester. My students gave me a letter, some Japanese biscuits and Cleistocactus!     What I am feeling now is that I love my students and teaching. I have taught in the [...]