Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Virtueller Wochenendausflug

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

SWR Expedition in die Heimat: Die Loreley, der Fels am Strom.

Bevor wir in die Pfalz gezogen sind, haben André und ich über sechs Jahre oberhalb des Mittelrheintals gewohnt und sind in der Zeit den größten Teil des Rheinsteigs gewandert. Die Köngisetappe, auf der die Moderatorin hier unterwegs ist, sind wir gleich mehrmals gelaufen, gern auch mit Besuch aus Nah und Fern.

Zuletzt war ich diesen Sommer im Mittelrheintal wandern. Auf der Loreley war allerdings gerade eine riesige Baustelle, weil das Areal völlig umgestaltet wird. Schade, es ist nicht mehr so beschaulich wie früher… aber Busladungen an Touristen verlangen nach Infrastruktur.

Dennoch: Das Weltkulturerbe Oberes Mittelrheintal ist immer (wieder) eine Reise wert!

Zwischen Mosel und Eifel…

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

… liegt das Maifeld. Vor zehn, zwölf Jahren habe ich dort, auf der ehemaligen Bahnstrecke, für meine Inline-Marathons trainiert.

Expedition in die Heimat: Rund um die Burg Eltz.

Auf der Burg Eltz waren wir von Eifel und Hunsrück aus oft mit Besuchern (Tipp: Wanderung am Eltzbach entlang zwischen Burg Pyrmont und Burg Eltz), aber die Orte Gappenach und Mörz kenne ich noch nicht.

Cream Tea

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I can’t believe I’ve never mentioned scones before… I love scones with clotted cream and jam, preferably strawberry. Of course we had to have scones several times while in Scotland this summer, even though the cream part is not as common there as it is in Devon or England in general.

My plans for this weekend include making blackberry jam because I got a lot of blackberries from my neighbor, yay!

Also, I found clotted cream in a nearby supermarket a few days ago, which is not normally sold here in Germany, so I think I’ll bake Very British – Scones to live by and eat them still warm from the oven with clotted cream and blackberry jam. Looking forward to teatime tomorrow!

Eine deutsche Übersetzung des oben verlinkten Rezepts für Scones findet sich ürigens hier beim Kochfrosch: Schnelle Scones.

Update: Here they are, fresh scones with fresh blackberry jam (and store-bought clotted cream).

BFFs

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

NPR: Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life.

“”[They were asked] how much trust there is, how good communication is and how alienated they feel in the relationship,” says Rachel Narr, the lead author on the study and a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Virginia. Each year, the original participants were also given questionnaires to assess levels of anxiety, depression and self-worth.
[…]
Those strong relationships are paying dividends in adulthood, the study found. When the researchers evaluated the participants at the conclusion of the study, the ones who had close, emotional links showed improvement in their levels of anxiety, depression and self-worth. In other words, they reported less depression and anxiety and more self-worth at 25 than they had at 15 and 16.”

I’m still friends with my best friend from kindergarten, 37 years later, and also a group of friends from highschool, most of which I’ve known for 30 years now. We live all over the country now, but try to get together at least once a year, and it’s always great to see them and catch up.

Anniversary

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Fifteen years, baby!