The good, the fat and the ugly

I don’t like being told what to do. Or how to behave or how to look, but that is just the way it is in this world for everyone. We are told and tell others that a skirt is too short or a shirt too tight, to dye grey hairs or not to dye grey hairs, wether because one is too old for dyed hair or one should not give in to the pressure of the beauty industry.
Even though I didn’t like being told similar suggestions, they never truly bothered me. I haven’t lost any sleep over it. That was, until I got ill. Continue reading

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Embracing my embarrassment

‘Well, thank you very much,’ a dear friend let me know sarcastically. After I mentioned the actor Robson Green, she spent a whole weekend watching a complete season of Grantchester. Of course, the poor thing couldn’t help herself. But I bet she was smiling. And so was I. Continue reading

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Breaking down self-blame

Less than a week before the beginning of 2016 I dropped my smartphone, resulting in a cracked screen. I hated myself for it, and then and there my New Year’s Resolution was born: lose the self-blame. Continue reading

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WTFleur?!!

That is what I yelled when half of a hardboiled egg slipped from my hands, leaving my dress all stained. A clean dress I put on that morning. And no, to be honest, that is not what I yelled. I cursed, very loudly. Let me not repeat what I said. Continue reading

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Pigeons and poodles

I have had a few bad days, but I think I am recovering *touches wood*. From those days I mean, not from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis altogether.
The question ‘what would you do if you were cured from M.E. tomorrow’ pops up on the internet, from time to time. I do not like this question, it haunts me on those days I struggle. Continue reading

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79 – Ludhiana Station, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Ludhiana Station, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Sent by: Rob;
Location: Ludhiana Station, Ludhiana, Punjab, India;
Date: November 16, 2016.

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78 – Beas Station, Beas, Punjab, India

Beas Station, Beas, Punjab, India

Sent by: Rob;
Location: Beas Station, Beas, Punjab, India;
Date: November 16, 2016.

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77 – Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India

Sent by: Rob;
Location: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India;
Date: October 26, 2016.

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76 – Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey

Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey

Sent by: Rob;
Location: Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey;
Date: October 25, 2016.

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75 – Schiphol Airport, Netherlands

Schiphol Airport, Netherlands
Sent by: Rob;
Location: Schiphol Airport, Netherlands;
Date: October 25, 2016.

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