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
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…
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
These last couple of weeks there has been two, no three, very significant international news events that have greatly impacted my perception of this world. I have really struggled with myself to write this post, especially because I have seen first hand the "shit storm" the world wide web can cause if you dare raise … Continue reading No words in a world full of words
I think no one can deny that it is summer in Germany. The sun is out at full force and one can barely hide... Its just as hot in the shade. The usual rain with the thunderstorms to cool things down have been shying away and the theories of the impact of the greenhouse gasses … Continue reading A hot and dry Summer
This is roughly translated into: "Mountainous coffee table", 😁 and a mountainous amount of food it is! But I digress, let me start from the beginning. I live in a suburb that is on the outskirts of Cologne, more towards a country orientated area called Bergisch Gladbach. Bergisch Gladbach is filled with middle age Cathedrals, … Continue reading Lady Travelbug – Bergische Kaffeetafel
Sometimes, in a world filled with negativity, violence and pain one needs to take a small step back to reflect on the pure wonder in life. I am grateful for: 1. The train that still arrived on time, even if it was full and there was no seat left. 2. Being able to read … Continue reading My grateful list
Thoughts on our society...
How blessed can one be?