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 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…
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
How blessed can one be?
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
The beauty of Autumn...
In German rusks are called 'Zwieback', however...