Gerda loves falafels, avocados and rice cakes. She doesn't like to be asked where she's from. She loves a good steak, the seaside, cranberry juice and oysters. She enjoys long walks and she can dance all night long with no trace of fatigue. She tells stories about Berlin, Swords and the Baltic Sea. She always walks home on her own after a night out and I never saw her flagging a taxi.