Is that you, Germany? I didn’t recognise you!

I check three news outlets every day: the BBC, Tagesschau and Yle News. One for each region/country I am most interested in or want to stay updated about. I know that my selection is not necessarily the best and that I could find more sophisticated sources but at least I am not reading the Sun…

Ohrwurm of the Week 19.9.18

I don’t think I have to say much about this beautiful song or explain how the melancholic tone pulls at my heartstrings. Enjoy!  

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

I know I haven’t blogged in a while and I also know that I promised to do travel blog entries. My campervan died on my last trip and I haven’t been in the mood to blog about my adventures with her. However, I noticed on my last trip that I am massively obsessed with waterfalls…

Realisation – I am ready to move on

I don’t know if I mentioned it before but my husband and I made the decision a while ago to leave Scotland. The main reason for this is Brexit, of course, and hence our deadline was set for March 2019. When the news of a transition period broke, we agreed not to push for March…

Quote of the Day – 31st July 2018

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. The above quote (incorrectly attributed to Captain Jean-Luc Picard) I think is a warning we all need to hear in today’s time. It is not the first time in modern history…

Let’s Jam Together

After months of next to no rain, we finally got some. Of course, climate change does nothing halfheartedly which means that it has been raining a lot since Friday. Not so perfect for our plans to go on a trip with the dogs, however perfect for spending time in the kitchen making jam. I am…

Books I Read Again and Again – Part II

A woman can usually get what she wants from a man if she has a well-developed figure. So I’ve decided to stuff four hankerchiefs into the front of my dress tomorrow; then I shall look really grown-up. Actually I am grown up already, but nobody else knows that, and I don’t altogether look it. (Very…

80s Love Child

The other day I made the casual and scientifically unfounded remark that the best love songs were made in the 80s. My husband just shrugged his shoulders and said that the 80s were pretty cool but he wouldn’t subscribe to my remark. Of course he is right. Every decade has great love songs, still it…

Life Update and Ohrwurm of the Day 08.07.2018

Apologies for the radio silence. I haven’t been feeling myself lately. Constantly tired and unmotivated (& various other health issues) I suspect that my thyroid isn’t working properly. I will make an appointment tomorrow, I promise. Never mind, I have a few ideas for new blog entries. More book reviews and hopefully a wee travel…

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…