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15 Things I Am Looking Forward to This Holiday Season

Until yesterday I wasn’t really sure if I’d be the Grinch or the happy elf this year. When I went grocery shopping in the evening, I could not pass by the odorous fir wreath and just had to buy one for my table. Just in case, I also watched “The Grinch” on Netflix last night […]

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Week in review: 26 November - 2 December 2018 | janavar

Week in review: 26 November – 2 December 2018

The last week wasn’t very exciting because I mainly spent it with working. I am still missing the weekend I didn’t have. I already can’t wait for Friday to arrive. Else, I started to re-read “Harry Potter” last week. I find it very calming to read the novels, and I still find new details in […]

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Week in review: 19 - 25 November 2018 | janavar

Week in review: 19 – 25 November 2018

This week was amazingly quiet and relaxing. Thanksgiving is one of the few days when pretty much all shops are closed in the U.S. We started the Thursday by going to the movies already around lunch time and watched “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. For the huge Harry Potter fan I am the film […]

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Week in review: 12 - 18 November | janavar

Week in review: 12 – 18 November

This morning I went into the basement to get some more of my winter clothes, i.e. scarves, hats, gloves, and boots. In summer I had piled book boxes and plastic boxes with odds and ends into one corner of the basement that I share with the people who live in the other apartments. Since I […]

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Travel: Why I love Manhattan | janavar

Travel: Why I love Manhattan

Sometimes my boyfriend and I joke that I am a lot more excited about him living in the middle of Manhattan than he is. I would totally move there if I could and hardly ever leave the island again. But since this is almost impossible thanks to my visa, I have to make do with […]

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