The Taxi Driver

Before going into retirement Mr. P. took a job as a Parisian taxi driver. He knew when he decided to pursue this profession that when retirement would come, his life would not be a joy ride. But life as a taxi driver is no joy ride either. He told himself that as a taxi driver … Continue reading The Taxi Driver

Magic Library

When my grandfather turned 70 years old, he invited us (his guests) to visit a boarding school. Strange thing to visit isn't it? Well this was not any boarding school, and my grandfather is a historian, so visiting a place packed with history was a natural thing to do. The Landesschule Pforta is located within … Continue reading Magic Library

“Das Grüffelokind” ein Bilderbuch von Axel Scheffel und Julia Donaldson

Das Grüffelokind darf nicht in den dunklen Wald gehen, denn dort haust die große und gefährliche  Maus und einem Grüfflo macht sie ganz schnell den Garaus. Aber wie Kinder nun einmal sind, macht es sich in einer verschneiten Nacht auf den Weg diese Maus zu finden. Unterwegs stößt es auf verschiedene Tiere, die alle mindestens ein Merkmal … Continue reading “Das Grüffelokind” ein Bilderbuch von Axel Scheffel und Julia Donaldson

A giant rat and French cheese

A giant rat and French cheese Normandy September 2015 After a good home cooked lunch, we made our way to the seaside. After our drive there we were impatient to see the ocean, well the English Channel to be precise. We hopped into the car and drove for about 5 minutes to Porte-en-Bessin and parked in … Continue reading A giant rat and French cheese

Overqualified and underemployed – a curse or a blessing?

Today, pursuing long studies is no longer a guarantee to land a good job, it seems as though it has become the prerequisite to get a job at all. Many young people who have received their degrees over the last few years, often find themselves in a delicate situation. They come out of university thinking … Continue reading Overqualified and underemployed – a curse or a blessing?

10 reasons why writing in a notebook is great

What medium do you use to write? A computer? A typewriter? Pen and paper? Pen and a notebook? Today, I want to explore ten advantages of using a notebook for writing. I have a growing collection of Moleskin notebooks, which you might know have smooth paper and are lovely to write on, especially with a … Continue reading 10 reasons why writing in a notebook is great