Frühlingsgefühle a.k.a Sure Feels Like Spring

I took my doggies for a long walk this morning because we quite simply have the most amazing weather today and it feels a lot like spring. We walked for ca. 1.5 hours (ca. 7k and who knows how many metres uphill) and enjoyed the sun, the views and the chirping birdies. I know it…

You Guessed it … More Snow Pictures

Although not nearly as much snow as we had earlier this year, we have had snow fall quite frequently over the last week. I was particularly fascinated by the various shades of white (blue-ish & grey-ish) and also the fact that there was still so much colour in spite of a good layer of white….

Quote of the day 10.02.18

As you all know, I am currently too busy to blog much. The deadline for my master thesis is fast approaching and filling pages feels like painting the Forth Bridge. Never ending. My back is killing me but somehow it feels as if I haven’t achieved anything. My simple pleasures these days are stumbling upon…

Ohrwurm of the week 05.02.18

If I had to be perfectly truthful, I would admit that I had the following song stuck in my had a while ago and that I thought it would make more sense to blog it in February. Anyhow, it’s a classic and this particular worm has been in and out of my head for years….

Ohrwurm of the Week 23.01.2018

It must have happened while I was procrastinating again but somehow I found myself on Youtube watching flashmobs. But not just any flashmobs but choir and orchestra flashmobs. I liked one in particular which is why I shared it with my friends and watched it over and over again. Now I have the Ode to…

A Wee Bit More Snow

Although I am not officially snowed in, I still didn’t have to come to work today. I used the time wisely and spent a few more hours on my thesis. However, I decided to go on a quick sunset walk  – all by myself. I took my camera with me of course. Here is the…

Schneeblind

There is nothing quite as effective in helping you appreciate being inside sitting at a desk than having to feed your horses and/or walk your dogs during a blizzard*. I am now back at my desk ready to write something about the Wars of Independence. Fire rekindled, caffeine levels refilled and a hot bottle behind…

Best Soundtrack to Relax to

Apologies for being M.I.A most of the time and for not posting much-well anything really. I have less than 3 months before the deadline of my master thesis and when I am not at work, walking dogs or feeding horses, I am at my desk writing my fingers bloody. I am painfully slow with everything…

5 Reasons why I don’t live in a 1st World Country

I am sure that this blog entry will create a bit of a fuss. Maybe it will even get me my first hate comments but I still feel the need to list five reasons why Great Britain is falsely considered a 1st world country*. This need has definitely arisen out of frustration (more on this…

A bit of white, pink and blue

A few pictures taken during my morning walk. We seem to be the only part of the UK that was not hit by masses of snow but we were down to -10 º C on Sunday morning. I live in a little cauldron above 200m which is surrounded by hills on 3 sides (there is literally…

Happy birthday Suomi!

100 years and not one wrinkle visible! I will be organising my own independence party with friends and neighbours. It will be a surprise party for my hubby. He thinks that I am working today but instead I will be in my friend’s kitchen cooking Finnish dishes. We had hoped to go to a party…

Grateful Thursday 30.11.17 aka Happy St. Andrew’s Day

Another beautiful crisp morning here in the Scottish Borders. Perfect weather for celebrating St. Andrew’s Day. Today I am grateful for the fact that I am living in Scotland although my stay won’t be as long as planned. I am grateful for my Scottish friends and colleagues. And of course I am grateful for my…