Growing up in southern Africa there are a couple of main team sport types you get exposed to; rugby, soccer (or football) and netball. I think that is it! 😂 So I got invited to join a couple of acquaintances to go and see Cologne vs. Düsseldorf... and you know what? Ice Hockey has become … Continue reading My first ever ice hockey derby
So lately I have trouble sleeping... it is past 12 on Tuesday and after 2.5 hours of whirling around in my bed; trying breathing exercises or to generally stop thinking I have given up. The air is sticky and even after a thunderstorm and a brief shower it has not really cooled down that much … Continue reading Insomniac dairies – Friends
So people it's hot... and hot... and hot... 40+ degrees and you sweat like someone turned a tap on and forgot to close it... I know some other R-rated expressions but let's just leave it at that. Here are a couple of coping tips to survive in a country that have no air conditioning in … Continue reading Heatwave Tips
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 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…
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
How blessed can one be?
Reflecting on a new beginnings....
Summer in Germany... well its been a long time coming! After waking up to rainy days and going to sleep on rainy days, sprinting through rainy days to the train and back, Wet umbrellas, wet shoes and flyaway hair... finally the summer arrived! For two days. Glorious blue skies, green, I mean green trees and … Continue reading Summerlovin…