Creating a village

They say “it takes a village to raise a child….. “What does that mean? People interpret this in various ways, here’s my own understanding… 1) Raising children is tough, don’t try go it all alone! – Ask for help…offer help! In olden days big joint families or clans were the norm. In our modern world,Continue reading “Creating a village”

Belonging – community

Until recently I had never heard of the British journalist & author, Julia Baird. Wanting to listen to a non-fiction audio book I stumbled upon Phosphorescence, read by the author herself. In her own words Baird has said: “We write to be able to put our arms around another person.Writing this book has shown meContinue reading “Belonging – community”

A downside of being multilingual?

I am grateful to have been brought up multicultural. I immensely cherish this part of my upbringing and would feel less the person I am for the the lack of it. But, are there downsides to being multilingual..? Six years ago in Cambridge, being surrounded by people from all over the world, made me reflectContinue reading “A downside of being multilingual?”

Where are you from?

Where are you from? A question I often get asked, and one I like answering.When I’m at home I use this world map to tell my story, it’s a great way of hearing others’ stories too.I was born & brought up in India & the Netherlands. What’s your story? Do you have a world mapContinue reading “Where are you from?”