List #2 – Funny Truths that Children & Adults learn

I am not sure where I got that list from, but sorting through old stacks of papers I found it in my handwriting. Its at least 10 years old, but feels still relevant. I especially like 2., 6. and 8. Continue reading “List #2 – Funny Truths that Children & Adults learn”

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I once was adventurous…

 

Is age that predictable? Is becoming complacent the new normal? I once was a backpacker for crying out loud, leaving one continent to travel to the other side of the world – staying there, marrying there, etc. And now booking a motel an hour driving away seems too much of a decision process?

What happened to me? Continue reading “I once was adventurous…”

THE LIST or How my daughter really sees me

I had to share this list. I was just cleaning up messy corners in my house (as one does when one has nothing better to do) and that’s where I found this treasure of a list. My now 11yr old daughter must have written it 1-2 years back as I am not running the cafe anymore, but man, it had me chuckling. It is a list about me, Continue reading “THE LIST or How my daughter really sees me”

Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historical heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.  Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas”

Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

From the moment I saw the trailer the the Adventure/comedy/drama I knew the NZ Indi $4 million dollar production would be a funny family movie. Having had to convince my daughter to come with me, I was wrong. It is HILARIOUS! And all she does now is quoting the movie. I mean constantly. And thanks to the fantastic script most of our insider jokes had an upgrade. Continue reading “Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historic heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.

This post is free of judgement. Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German”

10 Weird Things Your Body does AFTER you die!

Let’s just say, death isn’t pretty… Besides it being so deadly, and final, and one of the largest mysteries on earth, it is the final frontier. We can’t really research it unless we ‘go there’ and usually, we do not come back, but on this side of the veil death shows its bizarre face, and I find it worth a countdown.

Continue reading “10 Weird Things Your Body does AFTER you die!”

The Writer’s Marathon: Write that God damn novel!

Writing a novel is at best is to wrestle with a beast; a tiger that needs staring in the eye as soon as you sit down and focus on your idea.

It all started with an idea, something tasty, something juicy that made us sit down to create worlds, which somehow reflect our own a tiny bit, but are way better. And with better I mean everything is ‘more’. Continue reading “The Writer’s Marathon: Write that God damn novel!”

Homecoming & Our Plastic Cemetery

‘Are you nuts?’ was one – ‘Aww, I want, too’ was the other extreme reaction. Still, undeterred, in 2014 we moved away from the city Brisbane to the lonely bush of the idyllic Northern Rivers in NSW, Australia. Why?

Let’s see. Well, who doesn’t love a good traffic jam,  Continue reading “Homecoming & Our Plastic Cemetery”

LOST: Imagination run wild

Last seen on the corner of Dragon Alley and Road to the Witch, an imagination ran wild squeezing through thorny hedges, growling, out of control, to then dash out of sight. Headed for the Edge of the World its recovery requires immediate action!

Being mere five inches tall but ten inches wide, Continue reading “LOST: Imagination run wild”