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!

Grateful Thursday 27.04.2017

I am grateful for… being spoilt! Before you start complaining that this is a quality I should neither promote nor be grateful for, I have to say there is spoilt and there is spoilt. Yes, I have a job. Yes, I have spent my entire adult life in employment, most of it having more than…

Oh Lord, please let me be misunderstood

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard…

Morning Walk and Baby-Madness

Just thought I share some pics from my morning walk with you. As you can see it is not easy to hold the camera still with a dog pulling at the lead & I didn’t want to bother the mothers more than necessary. Have a nice weekend!  

Grateful Thursday 20.04.2017

Have you heard people telling you to be more grateful, to realise that life is not all bad and that you should become a more positive person. Well, I hear this remark all the time and I know that I tend to be more on the pessimistic, grumpy side. This is why I decided to…

Cast a Long Shadow – Short Review

Leena Lander (born 1955) is one of the most notable contemporary Finnish authors. She does not shy away from exploring some of Finland’s darkest moments in history and turns them into beautiful, engaging pieces of literature. Her most famous book (I think) is K√§sky published in 2003. In this book she dares to investigate a…