To get through uncertain times – unsichere Zeiten durchstehen

Why is uncertainty so difficult for young people? Goethe, who wrote in the Sturm und Drang era, was himself a young adult. He became famous for his book Warum ist es so schwierig für junge Menschen geduldig zu bleiben? Goethe, der in der Sturm- und Drangzeit schrieb, war selber ein junger Erwachsener. Er wurde berühmtContinue reading “To get through uncertain times – unsichere Zeiten durchstehen”

A day in the laundrette- Ein Tag im Waschsalon

It is the time in the year that the winter duvets have to get washed again. We changed them to light weight summer duvets a while ago. But you have to hang them on the washing line outside to get them completely dry for storage. I had to wait for good weather. In dieser JahreszeitContinue reading “A day in the laundrette- Ein Tag im Waschsalon”

The power of gratitude- Die Macht der Dankbarkeit

It is important to say Thank You. Es ist wichtig, Danke Schön zu sagen. Especially with regard to the upcoming Father’s Day  in the UK, we should make our gratitude known. Besonders am Vatertag, der an diesem Wochenende im Vereinten Königsreich stattfinden wird, sollten wir unsere Dankbarkeit zeigen. For some this coming Father’s Day willContinue reading “The power of gratitude- Die Macht der Dankbarkeit”

Can you hear the echo from Berchtesgaden/Können Sie das Echo von Berchtesgaden hören?

My brother sent me this video clip today. He is spending his holiday in Berchtesgaden. This is a very scenic area in Bavaria. Unfortunately, it was also Hitler’s retreat during WW 2 and it got bad publicity. However, this area is worth a visit. In the video you will listen to a trumpet player. TheContinue reading “Can you hear the echo from Berchtesgaden/Können Sie das Echo von Berchtesgaden hören?”

Lobscouse – A Seafarer’s Dish

My husband was born in Liverpool. The people from Liverpool are fondly called “Liverpudlians” or “Scousers”. Sometimes the rest of the British nation makes fun of the people from Liverpool. And maybe not without reason. The men from Liverpool are meant to be wearing long, black moustaches and chequered shirts. But I must disappoint you.Continue reading “Lobscouse – A Seafarer’s Dish”

Learning to cope with criticism – Lernen mit Kritik umzugehen

  Five years I wrote a book from of the bottom of my heart. First, it got a good review. But a while later it got the most damming review possible. Vor fünf Jahren schrieb ich ein Buch aus der Tiefe meines Herzens. Am Anfang erhielt ich eine gute Buchkritik. Aber eine Weile später erhieltContinue reading “Learning to cope with criticism – Lernen mit Kritik umzugehen”

Online Shopping at your fingertips

For many homebound persons online shopping is the only way to get their goods now more than ever. If you are in a risk group, it could be a very convenient way of shopping. I personally ordered some face masks for my family. Even if the government has not issued any clear guidelines yet, faceContinue reading “Online Shopping at your fingertips”

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