Ohrwurm of the Week 27.02.2018

Altough the weather took a turn for the worse, I still have this song stuck in my head. This is one of the songs my parents listened to when I was a child and I eventually stole the LP from them (my 80ties record player is still at my dad’s in Germanland which makes me…

Ohrwurm of the week 23.02.18

This song as been stuck in my head for a while and although it fits the theme of yesterday’s post, I have been singing it because I am reading and writing about medieval ideas on free will and freedom (also in the sense of political liberty). I hope you like it. German lyrics cam be…

Es lebe die Freiheit! Long live freedom!

Today, 75 years ago Sophie and Hans Scholl were executed for partaking in non-violent resistance against the Nazi regime. They were students at the University of Munich who got caught while distributing leaflets enriched with quotes from the Bible, ancient philosophers and German poets/thinkers which aimed at calling their fellow students to action against the…

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…