What would you like to know about me?

Bloggers fall into two categories: those who have something to say and those who think they do. I suppose I find myself in the latter but I can’t help it. I like words. Mostly when they come out of my mouth/pen/keyboard.

I have written things before. My claim to fame is a very conformist poem about hunger in the world that I wrote as a kid in East Germany and that was actually publicly recited (by me, of course) at some half-important politico-cultural event. Along with a few fancily non-rhyming teenage outbursts of lovesick poetry and 4 1/2 hand-written pages of a never-completed crime novel this comprises my early work. I decided that a good writer has to have experienced a few things before she can write stuff that others might want to read.

My next attempt some of my friends will probably remember with nostalgia or horror, depending on their tolerance of lengthy sermons. The Memoirs of a Globetrotter were my way of keeping my family and friends in the loop during my two years of travelling around the globe. They were kind of a travel blog although, in my ignorance of modern little online helpers, I sent them as emails and attached the photographs. Well, you live, you learn.

After my travels I went back to university, and four years of writing scientific papers, essays and theses thoroughly dampened my desire to produce anything written in the near future. Obviously I have now entered the somewhat more remote future which means I feel the urge to write stir inside of me again.

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13 thoughts on “What would you like to know about me?

    • Hey Byron, who said my poems were awful! Although I should probably find, re-read and re-evaluate them before I dismiss the idea. But I’m glad I’m not the only one with a dubious poetic past. Thankfully we learn from our mistakes … sometimes.
      Anyway, thank you for dropping in and making me question my self-perception. I have such nice readers!

    • Why, thank you 🙂
      Although, you are not just liking my views because the Indians have been oppressed by the British for so long, are you?
      In any case I will try and spread as much of the legendary charm of zee Germans as I possibly can.

  1. Hi there! I was just wondering when (if) you were going to update your blog… Surely you have not yet beaten the “Island Monkeys” into submission?! 🙂 I’m a yank (to the Brits, but definitely NOT from the northern U.S., which is what a yank ACTUALLY is!), but I enjoy reading your stories very much. Keep up the good work, and I hope to hear more soon!

    • Hi Ryan, yeah, I still intend to write new stories on my adventures here on the island. Unfortunately I am still slightly incapacitated by the little parasite inside of me.

      Thanks for checking in though and your lovely compliment. Stay tuned, I have the feeling a new post might be up within the week 🙂

  2. Grüße von Australien Sandra,
    I liked your biography, it was open, sincere and honest. To be quite honest I think that you would “have much important things to say over a cup of coffee”, because of your life experience. Keep on expressing your creative inner self. 🙂
    God bless you.

    • Hi Konstantine,it is quite funny, despite having seen quite a lot of things in my life I am still struggling with the concept of me being ‘experienced’ – it just sounds like a euphemism for ‘old’ which is definitely not how I feel. The other day I was even called a ‘young mother’ which seriously made my week!

      Anyway, thank you for reading and for the nice compliment. I hope you are having as much of a blast in Australia as I had on all three occasions.

      • Dear Sandra, you look young and great so don’t worry about being experienced. 🙂
        At the moment I am enjoying being in Australia actually, although I’m looking forward to travelling to Europe once again. I love Australia for its relaxed attitude and beautiful nature and Europe for its rich history and culture
        God bless you……my dear “Young Mother” 🙂

    • Hi Laura, the answer is a resounding Jein! Unfortunately I travelled before discovering the world of blogging. However, I did send more or less regular email updates, termed “Memoirs of a globe trotter” to my friends and family. I think they are all relieved that I am not on the road anymore and they don’t have to delete lengthy descriptions of my adventures from their inboxes anymore 😉 One day I might compile a book from those but that’s probably for when (if!) I retire. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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