Ohrwurm

I wonder if my current obsession with this Monkees’ classic has any deeper meaning. Freud would probably enjoy interpreting something into it. Hell, if I am honest, I do. Anyways hope you enjoy it as much as I do.   “Goin’ Down” Sock it to me… Floatin’ down the river With a saturated liver And…

Gather round Clio’s footstool!

As promised, the first chapter of my thesis (of the bits I feel comfortable publishing here). I will revise other chapters before publication as they are simply too long. This one is a bit long as well but I just went with it anyways. I feel the need to spread the word on Carlyle more…

Quote of the Day 20.05.2017

Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit der Andersdenkenden. An was aber denken die anderen? Und wie frei denken sie? Rosa Luxemburg Looking for a means to procrastinate this morning, I searched my favourite radio programme (In our Time BBC Radio 4) for a new podcast to listen to and stumbled across one on Rosa Luxemburg. As…

Glasgow, I Fell a Wee Bit in Love with You Today!

Although I am a country girl by choice, I am also a city girl by birth. This means that ever so often, I crave a city to wander the streets, look at the shops and experience some culture. This does not mean that there is no culture in the country but there’s nothing quite like…

Grateful Thursday 11.05.2017 Or Just Another Excuse for a Photo Blog

Today I am grateful for sunshine, a few bugs and a car. As this is the prerequisite for a nice day out exploring the region. If you love trees and are visiting the Scottish Borders, Dawyck Botanic Gardens is the place you need to go. Dawyck Gardens are situated between Stobo and Drumelzier (the place…

On Foot vs On Horseback

I hiked and rode through the same forest on Saturday as we simply had the best of weather. I obviously took slightly different routes each time and taking photos on horseback can be a bit tricky. I hope you like them. This compilation is from my hike with my dogs: And this one is from…

Morning Walk – Photography

Went for a nice walk this morning and thought I share some pics with you. I cannot wait for summer as it is raspberry heaven here. Who doesn’t like powerwalking up 150m to get these views? I know 150 isn’t much but it sure feels like it if it is one short stretch.

Grateful Thursday 04.05.2017

Oh f***, it is grateful Thursday and I need to think about something or someone I am grateful for. Let me think…Oh I know, someone I am grateful for every day of the week. With the exception of my husband, family and friends, there has been one true constant in my life for the last…

My Favourite May Poem

I thought I share my favourite May poem with you. It’s taken from Heinrich Heine’s Buch der Lieder, Lyrisches Intermezzo I. Heinrich Heine was born 13.12.1797 as Harry Heine in beautiful Düsseldorf. Known as the last poet of Romanticism he was famous for his poems, travel and essay writings. His thoughtful observations of the 1830…

On Living a Stereotype for a Day

Let’s be honest: Most people, especially from the other side of the pond, cannot distinguish between a German and Bavarian. Just to be clear a Bavarian is a German but a German not necessarily a Bavarian. Although Bavaria is geographically speaking the largest German state, it only makes up for one eighth of the population…

Snap Snap Snap

I was in dire need of deleting some pics from my mobile and found some that I thought I share with you. Quality isn’t always the best but they still show how beautiful the Scottish Borders are (like the rest of the country). Collection is utterly random. Hope you enjoy. Have a nice weekend!