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
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
On Sunday the 13th of May it was Mothers day in Germany. For weeks before one gets bombarded with advertisements of what to get mom for mothers day... from jewellery to flowers, special restaurant and spa vouchers. With these little reminders it is difficult to not play back to the last days we spent together, … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Anyone that knows me knows that there are a couple of things that I get "carried away" with. Fairness Ethics Obstacles that are unnecessary Customer service And believe me, I have had many a conversation telling me I should not get emotionally involved and trust me I try... my mantra: focus on what you can … Continue reading The burden of caring
When the weather grows cooler in South Africa, and the rainy season starts in Cape Town, well I am keeping fingers crossed 🤞, Spring starts officially with the first weekend leaning towards 20 degrees. What a difference! Suddenly there is no gloomy faces or dark clothes anymore, restaurants and any place indoors is empty and … Continue reading The first warm weekend
The beauty of Autumn...