nostalgia /nɒˈstaldʒə/

"A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past."     "Yes, I was never its, but I guess I miss it. The greenery, the wildness, the rusticness. Full of life, full of inertia, full of transition. All the foliage crumpled, all the moss rubbed, all the minerals stockpiled. Under mischievous sunbeams,… Continue reading nostalgia /nɒˈstaldʒə/

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 3. ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’

(If you haven’t yet, read the previous posts from this blog series before this one: Part 1: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/ Part 2: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/30/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-2-arrival- and-working-in-the-warehouse/) On Monday the 20th of March I woke up feeling nervous, knowing that an uncertain experience awaited me. After two days of volunteering in a warehouse sorting out clothes and creating emergency food… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 3. ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’

(If you haven't yet, read Part 1. before this one: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/) The night between Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th I didn't sleep. At all. I forced myself to stay up, watching films and catching up with TV series. I must admit that I struggled to keep myself awake, yet I was functional enough by… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 1.’My Decision to Volunteer’

(Between the 19th and 23rd of March 2016, I went to France to volunteer as part of the humanitarian response to support asylum seekers and migrants in ‘the Jungle’ refugee camp (Calais) and in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp (Dunkirk). I didn’t go alone: I joined a group of students from my university. We travelled to… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 1.’My Decision to Volunteer’