About

Hi! My name's Rosamund (or sometimes Rose). I grew up in the East of England and I now live in Berlin, Germany, a couple of blocks away from the water.

Background:
I started this blog in 2012 while living in Leicester, studying French & German at university (hence the French name, which means "Rose elsewhere"), rounding off a youth spent tinkering with MSN Spaces, LiveJournal, and Tumblr. I had a brief stint in Quebec before moving to Berlin permanently.

Now:
I work on a freelance basis as a translator (German into English) and writer (English). You can read some of my recent published writing here; selected outlets include The Guardian, The Local, and Ravishly, as well as the Hostelworld and UK Vegan Society blogs.
All this happens alongside my part-time secretarial job. I mention this in the interest of transparency about making a living as a creative person (and how much of your €€€ actually results from your creative activity), which I believe is very important for the expectations and mental health of other people who may be trying to make it.
When I'm not sick of looking at screens, I am also finishing up my first novel and learning to code with Python.

What can you expect from this blog? Short personal essays, opinions on music and books, photo posts if I ever travel somewhere... just click the tags on the side, have an explore. Right now I'm aiming to write more about Berlin in an attempt to be a bit more mindful in my relationship with this city, so keep an eye out for that.

Other:
I like peanut butter, bad movies (The Room, Showgirls, pretty much anything starring Nicolas Cage), pub quizzes, nice stationery, grey marl clothing, and sometimes going to shows.

Catch me on Twitter, InstagramGoodreads, and Last.fm!

This should go without saying, but please don't publish any of my photographs and pretend they're yours. If you absolutely have to use them, ask first and credit me! Stealing them is bad form! Thanks.