I is for Idioms – A to Z Challenge April 2015

I have been stuck for the letter Ii, but why not do a post on idioms? I won't do French ones because that's already done by Evelyn Holing, I will do some German ones today. Sich aus dem Fenster lehnen. - To lean out of the window. Used to describe that you have promised more … Continue reading I is for Idioms – A to Z Challenge April 2015

H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015

My first year living in the U.S. we read a book in school entitled "Homesick". I just remember that it was about a girl who spend a lot of her childhood in China, she was always longing to go home to her country of origin, we thought that she was homesick for her country of origin, but … Continue reading H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015

F is for Friendship – A to Z Challenge April 2015

There is no best friend, there are only true friends. One of my oldest friendships started almost 23 years ago, so I have known her longer than my sister. I met F. in kindergarten when I was four. I moved to a different region when we started school, but thanks to our moms' friendship we … Continue reading F is for Friendship – A to Z Challenge April 2015

E is for Emerald – A to Z Challenge April 2015

While rearranging the few diamond rings on sale a rundown shop, with leaky ceiling, Leopold was humming a tune from his youth. He smiled at the thought of his big projects he had 43 years ago, back then he wanted to be in a fancy street, selling engagement rings with colourful precious stones. Today almost half a … Continue reading E is for Emerald – A to Z Challenge April 2015

D is for Door – A to Z Challenge April 2015

He could not forget that moment when he saw her for the first time. Each time he sees a big blue door he thinks back to that moment. It was a spring morning, he had just shut his front door and was on his way to work, when he caught sight of a young, beautiful woman standing in a doorway. … Continue reading D is for Door – A to Z Challenge April 2015

Sous la pluie | Im Regen | In the Rain 

Sous la pluie du printemps, je me promène avec ma fille. D'habitude je n'aime pas trop la pluie, mais cette fois-ci c'est different. Car il s'agit d'une pluie légère de printemps et pas d'une pluie froide. Mes lunettes se couvrent de gouttes, donc forcement de temps en temps je ne vois plus rien. Mais je fais attention, parce … Continue reading Sous la pluie | Im Regen | In the Rain 

C is for Chatwin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

What a shame that Bruce Chatwin died so young, at the age of 48. Everyone who has a Moleskin notebook has read his name in there, he seems to be one of the more prominent Moleskin users that have existed. I do not recall if I discovered Chatwin through the Moleskin or the Moleskine through … Continue reading C is for Chatwin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

B is for Bee – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Biene

Bees are beautiful animals. They are a fragile species, shaken by so many things, pesticides, warm winters, vandalism, viruses... But without them where would we be? We need bees to pollinate our plants, as many fruits and vegetables will only produce if pollinated by bees. Do we really want to pollinate all flowers on an apple tree … Continue reading B is for Bee – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Biene

A is for my Autobiography – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Meine Autobiographie | Mon Autobiographie

Autobiographies tend to start in the beginning of the person's life. I am German, and was born to German parents in Germany. I spend the first 12 years of my life there. From then on things get a bit "complicated", four days before my 12th birthday we (my parents and my younger sister) moved to … Continue reading A is for my Autobiography – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Meine Autobiographie | Mon Autobiographie