See All Those Colours

I am sitting here eating a vegetarian Flammkuchen (which definitely lives up to its name – I burnt both my fingers and my mouth) and thought I share a few pics I took walking the dogs this afternoon. Enjoy! Advertisements

Born This Way?

I love Finland! I have mentioned it before and I will mention it again. There are so many positive and endearing things to say about the country, the people and the society. However, a piece of news I read this Saturday on yle.fi made me sad, then angry and finally I felt downright disgusted. Finland…

Lazy Sunday 24.09.2017

Ever since I arrived at my dad’s, I am nothing but lazy. I curled up in bed with a book and my laptop and haven’t done much else than reading, watching movies, eating and sleeping. This Sunday is the only day that I can arse about. It is the only break in my otherwise busy…

On Poetry, Democracy and Money – Frankfurt Part I

It took me a total of 11 hours to get from Helsinki to Frankfurt yesterday. Of course, you can cover the distance of 2000ish km in a much shorter period of time but I didn’t know where I was going to stay when I booked my flights to Helsinki in June. One of my friends…

Long Time No See Helsinki Part II & III

While waiting for my “taxi” to the airport, I thought I quickly share some pictures I took on my second and third day in Helsinki. We started off our Friday with a visit to Seurasaari (Helsinki’s Open Air Museum) and it turned out we were just in time as it was the last day of…

Long Time No See, Helsinki Part I

It has been almost a decade since my last visit to Helsinki. My last attempt to come to Helsinki was crushed by a broken and dislocated radial head in 2014. This trip, too, was in danger of not happening when ca. 200 airberlin pilots decided to call in sick and tons of flights got cancelled….

Paul is Dead

My first stop on my city hopping trip was Halle an der Saale in Saxony-Anhalt. Dating back to 806, Halle is famous for salt, Pietism and chocolate. Like so many cities in Eastern Germany it is an underrated tourism destination that has lots of history and art to offer. From Händel to the Beatles, Cardinal…

Ohrwurm of the Week 05.09.2017

Okay, I know I have been complaining a lot how autumnal it has been the last couple of weeks and now this – my ohrwurm of the week is calles Winter Winds.  But hey what can I do. The thing with an ohrwurm is that it gets stuck and you cannot get rid of it….

Update – Why the Radio Silence?!

To whom it may be of interest: The reason why I haven’t blogged much the last week or so is that I am currently busy finishing my last project paper and it needs to be finished and ready for proof-reading by the end of the coming week. My brain is cooking, my back is hurting,…

Lullaby

I just went out for an evening walk with my doggies. I had spent too much time sitting at my desk trying to finish my paper, so I needed the exercise and the doggies needed the loo one more time before bedtime. I ended up walking a longer route then anticipated and my hubby was…

Ohrwurm of the Week 27.08.2017

I was my least productive this week. The reason for this is that I suffer from (various forms of) chronic pain and was almost rendered useless this week. I could hardly move, sit, stand, sleep – all because of pain. One pain triggered another and I only existed because of the huge amounts of painkillers…

Misty Muggy Morning

The Scottish word that describes this kind of weather perfectly is dreich. And to be honest, there is nothing that suits this country more than dreich weather. It is wonderful and sad at the same time. Especially the mist hiding the hills is so fascinating. Whenever I see the top of our highest hill (well…