Thanks for stopping by! I’m Anne Lindqvist the writer of this blog, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist by profession and passionate ‘home maker’! I’ve worked within the English National Health Service for many years now, as well as completed two major house renovations in the UK and am currently working on a flat here in Germany.
My background is quite international: my mother is Finnish and my father is a Mexican-American. I lived in the United States for about 8 years on and off when I was a young girl, after which I moved to Finland permanently with my mum and brothers. Much of my early school education took place in Finland and I started studying both Psychology and English at university there. However, after my Finnish- Swedish husband was offered a job in the UK we moved and lived in Cornwall for over 15 1/2 years!! That’s where I finished the majority of my psychology training and commenced my career in Mental Health.
Alongside my work in the health service, I’ve pursued my other passions for interior designing and all things creative. In fact, I’ve project managed and also been very hands-on in sanding, painting, sewing etc. Our 1st house project in the UK was an early 1900’s Arts & Crafts house in St Austell, Cornwall and our 2nd house was a pretty 1860’s Victorian house in the lovely little town of Truro (also in Cornwall).
I have been ‘thinking’ about starting a blog about turning a house into a home many years ago. Finally, I am actually making a start as this is my New Years resolution for 2014!!! The timing seems appropriate, as we have recently moved to Germany and have just bought a large Art Nouveau flat in the beautiful Spa town of Wiesbaden. I plan to record our progress in creating another home for ourselves, but this time in a country where I have the added challenge of not speaking the native language!! I also hope to include other content relating to well-being and other things that interest me on these pages.
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‘Welcome’, ‘willkommen’, ‘tervetuloa’ to my blog! Anne
ps. My website name has been inspired by the title of one of my favourite books of the same name by Jon Kabat-Zinn!! I try to live ‘Mindfully’ and to accept things as they are moment by moment, as well as celebrate the little things in life 🙂