Daily Archives: January 30, 2002

Wednesday, January 30 2002

Bloody Sunday

Guardian Unlimited:

“Today is the 30th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, in which 14 people were killed by British paratroopers at a march against internment held in Derry. Soliders said they responded to attack from gunfire and nail bombs; other witnesses said they fired indiscriminately. The Widgery inquiry into the events on February 1972, which exonerated the soldiers, was widely seen as inadequate, and a fresh inquiry is now under way. Here are the best links on the controversy and the peace process.”

See also this article from BBC: Bloody Sunday 30 years on. The BBC also has a page about the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

More information can be found at Larkspirit, “an Internet resource for organizations, publications and individuals who promote freedom with justice for Ireland”: Remembering Bloody Sunday.

Sport ist Mord?!

Patti used to skateboard. And tried it again after twenty-six years.

Kindermund tut Wahrheit kund

Garret received this via email: Kid’s responses to relationship questions.

“How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

You might have to guess, unless they’re yelling at the same kids.

– Derrick, age 8″


I recently acquired a muffin pan. Now I have to bake muffins all the time because I don’t know if I’m going to have time for stuff like that once I start the teacher training on Friday.

Today I made date-nut-yoghurt muffins, and they turned out delicious! Here’s the recipe.

Global warming?

It’s January 30, and we have had about 15°C (that’s 59°F) for several days now. In Bavaria, the temperature was up to 19°C (66°F), which is the highest temperature ever measured on any January 30 in Germany since records have been kept.

I wonder if the winter will be coming back. Me, I’m ready for spring!

Weblog Anniversary

Thanks for the belated but not lame congratulations, Mike.

Date Nut Yoghurt Muffins – Dattel-Nuß-Joghurt-Muffins

120 g wholemeal flour

140 g flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

60 g walnuts or pekan nuts, chopped

120 g dates, chopped

1 egg

90 g cane sugar

80 ml sunflower oil (or similar)

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

250 g yoghurt

160 g buttermilk

Preheat oven and grease the muffin pan.

Beat egg slightly, then add sugar, oil, vanilla sugar, yoghurt and buttermilk, beat. Add both types of flour, baking powder and soda, nuts and dates. Beat until dry ingredients are wet and well blended.

Put the dough into the muffin pan, garnish each muffin with half a nut if desired and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180°C (356°F) until muffins are light brown. Let the muffins cool in the pan for at least five minutes before removing them.


120 g Vollkornmehl

140 g Mehl (Type 405)

2 TL Backpulver

1/2 TL Natron

60 g gehackte Pekan- oder Walnüsse

120 g zerkleinerte Datteln

1 Ei

90 g brauner Zucker (Rohrzucker)

80 ml Pflanzenöl

1 TL Vanillezucker

250 g Joghurt

160 g Buttermilch

Backofen vorheizen, Form fetten oder mit Papierförmchen bestücken.

Das Ei leicht verquirlen. Dann Zucker, Öl, Vanillezucker, Joghurt und Buttermilch zugeben und gut verrühren. Beide Mehlsorten, Backpulver, Natron, Nüsse und Datteln mischen und zum Teig geben. Nur so lange unterrühren, bis die trockenen Zutaten feucht sind.

Den Teig einfüllen, eventuell mit je einer Nußhälfte verzieren und bei 180°C 20 bis 25 Minuten backen. Mindestens fünf Minuten in der Form auskühlen lassen.