the place where tears of homesickness were shed,

pain, anger, frustration,

released, relentlessly.


but also the place where dreams were realised, moments of achievements happened, where there were several FaceTime and Skype calls, coffee spills, biscuit crumbs, and a lot of solitude –

at the comfort of familiar bedsheets brought from home, the stinky pillow, personalised Spotify playlists, polaroids put up on wardrobe doors.

here was where life was changed.