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Aveline’s first Birthday

The whole day today we feel like children on Christmas Eve, expecting something, with a heightened mood, trying to distract ourselves from The Topic but all the talks here are still about it,” – that’s what I wrote in my notebook a little longer than...

PhD plus baby

I was in the forth year of my PhD in molecular biology, which means spending your days – and preferably evenings and weekends – in the lab performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results. It was expected of me to finish my projects in less than...

Like an alien in Holland: my experience of integration

I arrived to the Netherlands with two suitcases, which were supposed to carry the leftovers of my 21 years of life in Russia. I arrived to the tidiest streets and the greenest grass I had seen in my life, to the fresh smell of white...