There is a local saying here; April, April, er macht was er will. I.e. April, April, he does what he wants... Ok, so its past April already but in Germany, April signals the start of spring. It is quite magical this time of year, plants explode in colour, the weather goes a little crazy, not … Continue reading April, April
So Spring has arrived this week with lovely Sunny days and almost Cape Townian-like winter temperatures to remind us that the earth is still moving around the Sun and Summer is making its way this side. 🙂 Of course in Cape Town Summer is still in full swing and Autumn will most likely start peeking … Continue reading Snowy landscapes
In our hectic world today... when do we slow down?
So it became cold... like -4 degrees celcius being the warmest... OK. Cologne is not Canada and it really does not snow much here. It's more like cloudy and rainy and more cloudy and more rainy... The city is situated in a bowl, which makes it fairly stifling in the summer and relatively warm in … Continue reading Sunday Hike
I love books and I love cats. 😊 So discovering a book about a cat somehow always finds its way in my shopping basket! Recently on a trip to visit a friend, there is nothing better than reading a good book while the sound of a train track clicks underneath, I discovered a book about … Continue reading Felix – The Railway cat
"Home is not a shell you climb into, Home is the people who are there for you, that leave the door open even when you are at your worst" This saying is something Murtahs wife said to Riggs when he went through one of his bad episodes. From the series Lethal Weapon. A truly "Skop-skiet-en-donner"* … Continue reading A wanderer’s home
So 2018 is over. Goodbye and good riddens as far as I am concerned! It has been a strange year, with lots of changes... I am more than ready to get off this roller coaster ride now thank you! There was a lot of learning experiences. As with most of it, one is better off … Continue reading Welcome 2019
I used to love the season coming up to Christmas. Ok, so in South Africa you spend Christmas sweating through it, with watermelons, fresh salads, a braai, loadshedding and the obligatory layered trifle that is soaked in alcohol. Lekker Braai 🙂 I grew up with German and South African traditions. Normally some family member had … Continue reading … on the 1st day of Christmas…
My passion for the classical Whodunnit...
So it has been a while since my last 'rebel-against-the-negativity-of-the-world' post. A couple of things have changed. I was given the opportunity to join a new company on a permanent basis, which meant me having to resign from my fixed term contract... trust me, being in another country does not mean your Boss reacts any … Continue reading Question of time