Posts tagged family
The Secret Mindfulness Tool Hiding In Your Kitchen

Do you lay the table or do you serve from the hob and then grab cutlery, glasses, the salt, etc., in random increments as you attempt to eat? 

I ask because I put myself firmly in the latter camp. Even though I should know better.

It was my German granny who taught me how to lay the table. She would do so with proper linen napkins in napkin rings. But my granny had an advantage- laying a nice table was in her blood. They even have a word for it in German. It’s called “Tischkultur”.  

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Things We Keep

I love stumbling upon obscure exhibitions in quiet corners of cities. Recently in London  I found a display of household objects at The German Historical Institute (which is worth a visit for the staircase alone).

The show was called “Things we keep” and was the result of a Kings College project which asked German expats to reveal the treasured possessions they had brought with them to England. 

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