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May 31st, 2015

Goodby May and Hello June …

May has been a month, which I was very delighted and went by very fast.
But is a law of nature:
everything is good passes quickly, everything is barren takes long.

The highlight of the month: the birthday of my daughter.
I’ll tell you, she was given tickets for a concert in Munich in October.
and I think it was the best thing I could give her.


Another highlight was our trip to Amsterdam.
We met there with Elsa and her family
(soon I will show you pictures)
and enjoyed four wonderful days.
We strolled through the city every day.
Amsterdam has so much to see,
so many people,
so many smells
and so many little streets and cafes.
We saw Rembrandt – what a gifted painter.
We ate Asian in the Asian district,
frozen yogurt with fruit,
crepes with Nutella,
chocolate cake,
and I drank a wonderfully exotic tasting smoothie with celery and beetroot.
(I can tell you, I was the only one who liked it).
We stayed in a quiet residential area in a wonderful, cozy apartment,
which we found on Airbnb.
We chatted a lot and laughed a lot.
It was a wonderful trip!

now part of everyday life:
– I had four photoshoots with a couple, with friends and with their background music,
and with children, which are so funny to watch them
– Breakfast with friends
– I had a week’s vacation in which I brush a lot
– I finished my English course for the time and I hope it will be continued in September

what I read:
CouchSurfing in Iran (very interesting and informative and a courageous man!)

 what I saw:
Mädchen im Eis (the film is a little crazy, sometimes amusing and with an easy open end)

– new episodes of the Outlander
– Season two of Game of Thrones

and I saw: The killing
– It was very, very exciting. sometimes very scary.
something successful I have not seen.
The four seasons I have seen at top speed.

How was your Mai? And what will happen to you in June?



May 3rd, 2015

Goodby to April

Hello dear ones!
Today is the third of May and it’s time for a brief review of the April.

First, I have to tell you that last week was very exciting for me.
My site and  the blog were moved from the provider.
To an another, better storage system.
Unfortunately, I understand nothing of all.
The site move went well,
except for a few thumbnails that I had to renew,
there was nothing to fault.
But the blog had disappeared.
And the provider told me that I should something and somewhere copy and renew.
What the hell!
I was very lucky in my misfortune.
My friend Josef has a friend who knows about computers …
and it only took a few minutes, and  the blog was already restored.


Enough of joy. Here’s a quick review of my April:

– At the beginning of the month there was a gregarious and fun meeting
with my colleagues in a restaurant in Ratisbon.
The name is Meier … and they have very tasty dinner.
my appetizer: wild garlic soup
my main dish: chicken with beans and noodles
my dessert: chocolate mousse with strawberries

– At Easter, I visited my parents.
We ate duck with dumplings and beans.
Also great!

– Last weekend I met a friend
and I walked with her through the wonderful, fresh green forest.
In the evening we ate delicious steamed vegetables with fresh baguette, a salad,
and homemade raspberry ice.

Now you have the impression that I eat throughout :)

-In April, I had also vacation for a week.
I didn’t do much except read, learn English and watch series.

– And if I had to go back to work,
I lay in bed with fever and a violent cold.
For a whole week!

What I read:
Jojo Moyes “Me before you” -> sad, going to the heart, but nothing profound
– The first book of the series “Game of Thrones” ->it was very exciting.
I read it in English, so it was easily written.

What I saw:
– The Magic Flute in the Theatre of Ratisbon -> a great, remarkable scenery
The first season of Game of Thrones (after reading the book, I wanted to see the series) …
very well made and played. The costumes are brilliant. The series are close to the book.
Bloodline -> something of awesome!
A family who every person has secrets, first small, then it will get bigger
and eventually destroy the whole family. It starts slowly, but always you feel,
now then something happens … bad things.
And it gets more exciting from episode to episode … so much tension!
I could not stop to watch at the end.
And the background – Florida – is one of the most beautiful area – I have to see one day.

But now tell me, how was your month?


April 21st, 2015

CornerView – bright

Actually I wanted to show you some photos of Ratisbon,
and how it is there when it is bright.
The weekend was wonderfully warm and full of sunshine.
But today I was with Frieda on a walk in the evening light and
… see for yourself how wonderful it was.

DSC_8308 DSC_8311 DSC_8313 DSC_8315 DSC_8323

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April 11th, 2015


















March 31st, 2015

CornerView and Goodby to March

My dear friends,
in bloom and Goodbye March fit together perfectly, right?
The March says goodbye or I say goodbye to March,
the month that brings spring.
You know, here in Bavaria the spring reaches us at last.
While in the north, at the North Sea, in Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg
already spear the first buds and appear the first flowers.
Here, in Bavaria everything takes a little bit more time.


First I want to tell you about my month, one of the most boring in this year,
and then I will show you “in bloom”.
Or what is going to happen soon … here in Bavaria.
As I said, my March was an uneventful month.
He hadn’t much to offer, but he wasn’t bad.
Here is what was going on:

– a friend of mine and her girl came to visit me.
We gone to the playground with lovely warm weather,
after that we ate apple cake I had previously baked,
and here is the recipe for the delicious and crispy apple cake:

300 g spelled flour
1 ts baking powder
145 g sugar
180 g butter
1 pinch of salt
15 ml of water
1/2 lemon
750 g apples
1 ts cinnamon

– 180 g flour, 70 g sugar, 100 g butter, water and salt knead to a smooth dough
– do the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes
– peel, rub, squeeze the lemon
– Apples into quarters and sprinkle with lemon juice
– preheat oven to 180 degrees
– roll out the dough, line it in a form and prick it with a fork
–  prove the dough with apples, sprinkle it with grated lemon peel, with a little bit sugar and cinnamon
– process the remaining flour and sugar and margarine to crumble and spread over the apples
– bake the cake in the oven on the middle rack 50-55 minutes

– a friend of mine, my daughter and I visited the cinema in Regensburg,
we saw a German comedy
with the wonderful Palina Rojinski, a Russian-Jewish actress and presenter on MTV
and Elyas M’Barek, a German actor with Tunisian roots …
and I tell you, when the man laughs, then ♥ …
but enough 😉 the movie was funny and very romantic.

– Before the cinema we were in a bar and drank delicious cocktail.
It was not so late in the evening and Happy Hour.
Do you know Happy Hour? Food / drinks for half of the price?
Behind us sat a young woman who took a strong advantage of the happy hour,
minutes later she fell from the chair and could not walk
-> Conclusion: the ambulance had to come.

Friends came with their children and there was another apple cake
(because it was so good that I baked it all over again!)
We went for a cake-earn-walk.
So. First walk to deserve the cake, and then eat the cake.

– The best in this month, I now have a week off. I will not do much:
to learn english (I was already four times in the course and it’s great fun),
to read a lot,
to have dinner with my colleagues
and to celebrate Easter … but more about next month.

So. Here’s a summary of what I saw and read this month …
Traumfrauen (the German comedy)
Blood Diamond (great played by Leonardo DiCaprio)
Better call Saul (with the very brilliant Bob Odenkirk)
Suits (with Gabriel Macht … and yes, the man is even pretty to look at)
Bloodline – a new series on Netflix. Until now, thrilling, so I want to look further.
Game of Thrones (reads quite easily in English)


Thank you for your patience and for reading.
Here is the CornerView with my “in bloom” or as spring comes into my kitchen.




 in bloom –
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March 4th, 2015

CornerView – cuddly

Our Frieda is a large dog who is just as big cuddly :)






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March 1st, 2015


February is a short month,
a dark weather month,
which is slightly lighter at the end.
February is usually not a special month for me,
more of one a quiet.
One who is a bit slow and sometime over.
A few highlights there anyway, and that I want to tell you:

– The first days I lay with a cold in bed

– now I had the feeling that I have to do something for me.
A day or two in a Spa are too expensive,
so I went to a cosmetic shop:
creams for day and night, peelings, ampoules for applying, beauty and relaxation promised me
… and I used them all.

– Among the many winter boots in sale I have also found summer shoes,
which I bought immediately

– I photographed friends and their children.
Or rather, the children of friends, the friends remained more in the background.
Do you know how fun it is to observe small children?
They do funny things, they often have so funny faces and gestures.
What lovely afternoon!

– I had a few days off – at last.

– I started the days off with a visit to a sauna together with my best friend.
This is something new for me, and I had doubts whether I like it.
But it was not as bad as I thought.
My favorite sauna  was 55 Grad hot and smelled deliciously of a mixture of mint and apple.
And when I left the sauna, I was happy and relaxed.

– After the sauna I was at the Sushi House in Regensburg with myfriends (did I mention that I really like sushi?)

– The other day I had breakfast at Cafe Lila in Regensburg with my daughter.
Here you can order many different breakfast:
German, Bavarian (white sausages with sweet mustard),
French (which my daughter ate and there was a lot of good cheese),
Scandinavian, English, cowboy breakfast, champagne breakfast or
American (which I ate. It was delicious with fried ham, egg, Cornflake with maple syrup, toast and jam)

– I bought tickets to an opera in April – yeah!

– Since the end of February I visit an English course … ( I told you that I am a nurse?)
and the hospital where I work, provides for the staff a course in English medicine
(and the reality is – to my great horror – I can not speak English!)

– I have seen my favorite author … one of the best writers out there … live at a reading.
The reading was in a beautiful room (with large chandeliers and columns) in the theater in Regensburg:
TC Boyle.
Do you know him? If not, you have to read it. Absolutely!
I recommend “water music”.

– Yesterday at the last day of February friends visited me. We cooked spaghetti carbonara. Delicious!
And played two games I always lost. Not my day! 😉

– I saw several movies this month, because I just logged into netflix. You know netflix?
I do not count all of the films that would be too much,
but I’ve seen two love stories and they were brilliant:
Und nebenbei das große Glück (Un bonheur n’arrive jamais seul) = a French film
Hannas Reise = German film

– I have seen the serie “Fargo“, a production of the Coen brothers.
The name Coen says all, I think. They are awesome.
The dialogues are razor sharp and full of pointe,
the action for some abstruse, but unique. And the actors are great.

– Then I was  in cinema on friday for the highly acclaimed film: American sniper by Clint Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood directing credits are always worth seeing and impressive. He knows his craft.


And now:
How was your February? What have you read, seen and done in this month?


February 11th, 2015

CornerView – love in my corner




“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


That is what I would like to give my child for life.
And a large portion of love that will always be here,
no matter where she will ever go.









 love in my corner –
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February 1st, 2015


January is, with its thirty-one days, a long month.
It is also the beginning of a new year,
it is often the calm before the storm,
or the breath after last year.

How was my January? I will tell you.

– I spent a Saturday  at Ikea, and learned
never go to Ikea on a Saturday during the school holidays.

– I was with my daughter in a tattoo shop because she get a belly button piercing.

– I met with friends, ate a good dinner and played a game.
We had hot raspberries with vanilla ice cream at dessert. (great!)

– I was with a other friend for a long walk, during which I lost my mobile phone and found it on happy way again.
Then I ate the first time delicious fennel orange salad.

– After my vacation I got a new boss.

– I was at the vet with Frieda to the annual vaccination.
Imagine such a big dog and trembles with fear when she’s at the vet.
Although it there something painful has never happened!

– My car was for review and during I had Asian food with a friend
and stroll through some furniture stores.

– I saw the last season of the series Sons of Anarchy.
And I am very sad.
Do you know that?
Many seasons accompany the protagonists,
which is as it would be to the family, as if you were friends.
You can experience adventure, you are sad, happy and laughing with them.
And when they leave, then there is a farewell pain one first has to digest.

– I also looked the fourth season of Homeland. God is not the last, thanks!
(I have already told you that I’m on spy films?)

– I read this month two books (too little): Rebecca Johns “Icebergs” (I like it)
and the agent thriller “Der Schwimmer” (great and very exciting!)

– I saw a movie (in December): “Einer nach dem anderen
(original: Kraftidioten) (very great film!)

– And I saw a french film “Ein Mordsteam” (De l’autre côté du périph)
(I have rarely laughed so much)

– There was snow, and was quickly gone. And it snowed again and thawed.

Also, January is the month in which I often think about the desire vacations in the current year:

– Amsterdam with Elsa and her family in May
– Summer in Aquitaine
– Two firmly planned weekend in the Alps with friends

That sounds good, right? So happy to start the year … and go on.

How was your January?


January 27th, 2015

CornerView – experience

I want to tell you of our experience
– our hiking experience –
in the last fall.
We stayed for two nights in the lovely village of Grainau at the Austrian border and below the Zugspitze.
Our goal was to go to the Coburg hut (1917m) in Tyrol.
Described as an easy and casual hike.
In the breakfast room of the guesthouse was a trail map
that I intensively studied during while I ate a whole-grain bread and a boiled egg.
Very cozy.
I coined myself, especially the sign Coburg hut.

It was a beautiful autumn morning,
the sun was shining,
dewdrops wet meadows,
forests are wonderful yellow and red.
We walked cheerfully.
Frieda had a lot of fun
and we were looking forward to lunch at the lodge, we should reach 2-3 hours after approx.

But everything changed.
The normal way for normal once-a-year walker runs along a good path over the Ehrwalder Alm
continues through dense forest to Seeebensee
and then to Coburg hut.
All in all not very exhausting.

We took the wrong turn.
We took the other path that led to the hut.
And the path even had indeed looked shorter on the map,
but was much, much more strenuous and therefore took longer.
It was a climbing wall, which we had not, of course, want to go.
Now you must know that I the only one who wore hiking boots.
My daughter wore normal fabric sneakers,
and Frieda was with us.
Feasible the normal way for any dog.
A climbing wall, however, I would never have taken with Frieda.

It took a long time before we realized that we had gone wrong.
Too long to reverse and start moving over again.
And so we stood in sneakers and with a dog on a climbing wall.
We thought about for quite a while.
And then we decided to take a chance.

I can tell you, I sweated blood and water with fear.
Not because it was very steep. No, not because height vertigo, but I did not even look down.
I was very uncomfortable because my daughter wore simple fabric sneaker
with which you should certainly take no climbing wall.
And because Frieda was with us and we had to lift them sometimes on the next section.
Dangerous and I see us still crash in my worst dreams.

Of course, we took a long time because we were not particularly sporty.
And then I was all ready, as I had been walking ten hours.

Conclusion: Next time I will not leave me on my “good” card memory.


The gentle start of the hike with view of the Zugspitze (2962m).


The sign which I had in remembrance.


Frieda has fun.



Here we already have the climbing wall behind us.
Wou would see us sitting with trembling knees and tousled hair.



This was the still going way to the hut (again easy).


Fascinating situated in color and in absolute tranquility in a rock basin:
Seebensee (1657m)


Seebensee from the other side –
the weather constantly changed between rain, sun and dense fog.


Directly behind the Coburg hut is the Drachensee, also in a fascinating color.


Coburg Cottage – where you can get wonderful Austrian meals:

– Dumpling Soup
– Goulash with dumplings
– roast pork
– bacon bread
– lettuce

and you can spend the night here.





The fog there is impressive. It comes with fast speed and you see nothing.
The fog is not to be underestimated.


The way back we went as normal once-a-year walker.


And now I am very curious about your experiences.

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