“Hi, I’m Nicole Janz!”
– Nicola James, was it?
“No, Nicole Janz!”
– OK, Ms James, what can I do for you?
“You can call me Nicole.”
– Nicola, what can I do for you?
Welcome to my blog. Since I’ve been living in the UK, people have been calling me Nicola James. At the doctor’s office, in university administration, at workshops. Problem is: My name is Nicole Janz. I’m a PhD student in Politics at Cambridge University. I like it when friends call me Nici, you can also call me Nicole. Don’t ever call me Nicola James.
What to write? Once I had the name for my blog, it took a while to decide what to write about. My political science research? (Please not in the evenings!) Everyday married life? (Newly-wed has little to say) How I like living in the UK? (Read Watching the English that covers all).
Something I’m passionate about? – Yes, singer-songwriters!
I love listening to singer-songwriters, any singer with a guitar and decent melody is already enough to shower me with sweet sadness and Sehnsucht. If there’s a single thing I’m passionate about, it’s my CDs, old concert tickets, my guitars, and my journals and post-its with half-written songs I’m working on.
So this blog will be about singer-songwriters, interpretations, great new songs, with a strong personal twist (why do I “feel” a song is great, rather than writing a professional review).
I hope you enjoy it and comment wildly and widely.