May 25th

This year, the 25th of May gets a lot of attention. The date has been marked in my diary for 2 reasons. One reason is my bestie’s birthday and the second reason is the God Damn Privacy Rules (also known as GDPR). But the 25th is more importantly the day Ireland votes on the 8th…

Maymorning

I am in a good mood this morning. Maybe this is due to the fact that it is my one day off or that I had waffles for breakfast. The great weather sure is a factor too but the main reason is that I have been listening to Runrig all morning in preparation for my…

No doubt

Winter is over. Flowers and blossoms everywhere. Green trees and blue sky. It feels even better than usual after such a long, hard and snowy winter like the last one. I haven’t managed to resurrect my camera. With vet and other bills pilinh up, I don’t think I will have the money for new equipment…

An Ohrwurm for Life

I mentioned in  last Ohrwurm Blog that the music of the 90s and early 2000s is the soundtrack of my youth. My taste in music, however, is much more diverse than that and not limited to a certain genre. You can find me listening to Billie Holiday one day and screaming along Finnish metal the…

Ohrwürmer of the Week 26.04.2018

As someone who was born in the mid-80s, the music of the late 90s and early millenium is the music that gets me all nostalgic. It is the soundtrack of my youth. It is also the time when hip-hop became a thing in Germany. Today, I want to share with you some songs which you…

A Few Spring Pics

Spring has finally arrived in Scotland (although there are a few spots of snow still on the biggest hill behind my house). My hubby and I went on a hike with the dogs Saturday evening and I managed to take a few pictures before my camera decided to die on me. I hope you enjoy!…

Picture of the Week 22.4.18

I just had to share this picture with you although I had planned to post something else: A duck got caught speeding in Switzerland. Bad duck! Not a good example for the ducklings. Have a great Sunday. Picture found http://www.tagesschau.de on 22.4.18 under Blickpunkte.

My Homevillage

I have mentioned before that I consider Düsseldorf to be my hometown (consider because I wasn’t actually born there) but by definition Düsseldorf is actually a village. Well, not really by definition but according to its name which loosely translates to ‘village on the Düssel’. The Düssel is a tributary of the Rhine with its…

Harry Heine and Me Part I

I have quoted Heine before and talked about him but I am getting more and more interested in his writings. Maybe because we both went to the same school or maybe because we both share these weird feelings towards our hometown Düsseldorf. Whatever the reason I thought I do a little mini series on Heine…

Ohrwurm of the Week 27.02.2018

Altough the weather took a turn for the worse, I still have this song stuck in my head. This is one of the songs my parents listened to when I was a child and I eventually stole the LP from them (my 80ties record player is still at my dad’s in Germanland which makes me…

Ohrwurm of the week 23.02.18

This song as been stuck in my head for a while and although it fits the theme of yesterday’s post, I have been singing it because I am reading and writing about medieval ideas on free will and freedom (also in the sense of political liberty). I hope you like it. German lyrics cam be…

Es lebe die Freiheit! Long live freedom!

Today, 75 years ago Sophie and Hans Scholl were executed for partaking in non-violent resistance against the Nazi regime. They were students at the University of Munich who got caught while distributing leaflets enriched with quotes from the Bible, ancient philosophers and German poets/thinkers which aimed at calling their fellow students to action against the…