I was nine months into my degree at Amsterdam University when I decided I needed a serious change of lifestyle. I was walking home along the canal and even now, I can remember exactly the spot where the thought occurred, along the main Stadhouderskade, beside the Rijksmuseum. 1,772 more words
Have you ever been to a conference for work, or a large meeting or convention, where you were required to wear a temporary name badge? It might be a simple sticker with a space to write your name, or it might be a pre-printed card set inside a clear plastic pouch attached to a lanyard or a safety pin. 350 more words
I remember it well, the enormous duty bestowed upon you as a Mother and Father to name your child!
I would trawl through the army of baby naming sites: remember names from books I’d read, films I’d seen and even look at all the names in the credits once a film was over. 886 more words