My name is Anne-Marie,
I am 29 years old and live in Worcestershire, UK.
I consider myself a European citizen.
I grew up in Bielefeld, Germany. After I graduated from high school I studied in Finland for a couple of months and then went to university in the Netherlands. As part of my studies I completed an internship in the UK (first London, then Milton Keynes) and really enjoyed living and working here. After I graduated I wasn’t set on a specific country. I found a great opportunity in the UK so I moved back to the island and have been living here since. I truly appreciate the freedom I have :)
I am no Jamie Oliver by far but I enjoy cooking a lot.
My parents and I used to have a home cooked meal together every night. Over dinner we would talk about the day at work (or school, in my case), laugh, fight and … well, live. My mum is a fantastic cook and I try to learn and copy as much as possible – I still call for advice or recipes on a regular basis!
My favourite cuisines are Greek, Turkish, Indian and Chinese.
10 random things about me
#1 I was born in a country that does not exist any more.
#2 I have a strange obsession with Excel. When in doubt, create a spread sheet!
#3 Harry Potter is and will always be my favourite book series. I read the first book when I was 11 years old and it was one of the things that inspired me to learn English (the original versions usually came out months before the translation did).
#4 My husband
and I met in high school. We’ve lived together in 4 different countries and it seems we’re rather determined to stick with each other ;)
#5 When friends and family from Germany come over to visit they always have to bring chocolate, turkey sausages and mettwurst.
#6 I can read and write Cyrillic but I don’t speak any of the Slavic languages.
#7 My favourite country in Europe is Slovenia. It is such a small country but has so much to offer. My parents and I used to go there when I was a child and my husband and I spent parts of our honeymoon in Slovenia too.
#8 When I get bored I draw sheep.
#9 Antipasti is my favourite snack food.
#10 I am terribly afraid of heights and flying. Even though I fly several times per year I have to have a couple of drinks before going anywhere near a plane.
I hope you like my blog and enjoy my recipes :)