Remembering New York

In certain ways New York is like Paris. Both cities make people dream. We want to visit and discover them. I discovered New York for the first time in 2000, we had been living in the US for a month and accompanied my uncle and his wife on their honeymoon trip to New York (they spend … Continue reading Remembering New York

Der erste Mai | The First of May | Le premier Mai

Schokoladen-Maikäfer lagen auf dem Buffet, sie waren unglaublich schön und groß. Wie gerne hätte ich bloß dort reingebissen, aber sie waren nicht für mich, sie waren für meine Uhrgroßmutter, die ihren Geburtstag feierte. Chocolate "Maibugs" (Melolontha) were on the buffet, they beautiful and big. I was longing to take a bite, but they were for … Continue reading Der erste Mai | The First of May | Le premier Mai

Y is for Yawn – A to Z Challenge 2015

"Yawning is contagious, others will automatically join in", this might not be the exact quote, but I remember reading about yawning with my ESL (English as a second language) teacher in middle school. She always made me read strange texts to provide me with diverse vocabulary. I recall a few of them. One day we … Continue reading Y is for Yawn – A to Z Challenge 2015

X is for Xenophobia – A to Z Challenge April 2015

Oh what a horrible thing Xenophobia! According to wikipedia, Xenophobia is the unreasonable fear of what is perceived to be foreign or strange. Even in our, now, very advanced and open mind-set, xenophobia still exists. People who move to a foreign country or even visit one can at times be confronted with it, and that is never … Continue reading X is for Xenophobia – A to Z Challenge April 2015

W is for Wawel Castel – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Wawel Schloss | Château du Wawel

I understood nothing, that was said or sung. I was not part of it. I knew that I was an outsider here. But here people weren't here to judge others. I did not really fit in, but it felt ok to be there. It was still dark outside when we left home. When we arrived the … Continue reading W is for Wawel Castel – A to Z Challenge April 2015 | Wawel Schloss | Château du Wawel

O is for Oma – A to Z Challenge April 2015

Oma, Omi, Omama short for Großmutter or Großmama, are the names that are given to Grandmothers in German speaking countries, and I have over the years found out that people with a German grandmother, or one of German origin tend to call her "Oma" too. The term Oma is often used to describe an elderly woman in … Continue reading O is for Oma – A to Z Challenge April 2015