Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm

When did the world get stuck in the pages of some dystopian novel? I looked at the picture of my daughter during the school break. She sat in a little square, painted onto the paved playground. One point five meters from her the next child, in his little square. All around her, miniature robots, with … Continue reading Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm

As a child, what was your favorite fairy tale?

I wanted to ask what your favorite bedtime story was as a child,  but then not all of us were read to. Reading was not a big thing in my own upbringing. But we did have an old vinyl record with several fairy tales on it.  And we had a TV. Later, once I could read … Continue reading As a child, what was your favorite fairy tale?

How transformational is the ugly little duckling, really? How this fairy tale actually relates to life.

MiniMe recently requested one of the stories in the H.C. Anderson collection of fairy-tales. As the title suggests, it was of-cause the tale of the Ugly Duckling. The Anderson fairy-tales are one of the most well-known across the globe. Many have been translated into different languages. My own book is written in German, so pardon … Continue reading How transformational is the ugly little duckling, really? How this fairy tale actually relates to life.

How to overcome relationship disaster taught to us by bedtime stories

“I also want to marry a prince,” my five-year old said when I finished reading her a bedtime story. It does not really matter which one, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty all have a common plot. In the end Prince Perfect shows up and rescues the damsel. Is it then really such a huge surprise … Continue reading How to overcome relationship disaster taught to us by bedtime stories

Why blog? The answer may surprise you

They say that life is a lesson, you'll learn when you are through. Similarly, they say, life is a journey. Blogging can take you on a journey too. I've often been asked why I spend time doing something that earns me no money. Sometimes I ask myself that question. After all, by now, it seems … Continue reading Why blog? The answer may surprise you

Thankfully coffee: The baby, the diaper and the healthy fizzy drink

If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a homemade rusk. Sorry, no Christmas cookies. I’ve not come around to baking any and most likely I won’t. It’s been a month, how doeth time fly? How does time fly indeed? The year is almost on its back and we have one extra little human in … Continue reading Thankfully coffee: The baby, the diaper and the healthy fizzy drink

#Weeklysmile where there is never a lack of things to write about…

There is never a lack of things to write about. Seriously. I’ve been too exhausted (for lack of a stronger word), to even read five sentences never mind string two words together. Pair that with my need to suddenly whip out my sewing machine and try some DIY projects (which were epic fails) – there … Continue reading #Weeklysmile where there is never a lack of things to write about…

#WeeklySmile – sleep tight

You are never fully dressed without a smile! And guess what? It is contagious. So tread carefully, you may just catch a smile if you continue reading.... I really wanted to be part of Trent's first #weeklysmile link up.  If there is one thing that can make me smile, even in my darkest day -  … Continue reading #WeeklySmile – sleep tight