What’s crawling there?

The botanical garden attached to the university of Bochum is always worth a visit. It doesn’t matter whether you just want to stroll around a bit or whether you are interested in the plants and … Read more

Dolce Vita instead of Tim Hortons

I have to admit that there are many other things going on in the world, which makes our “problems” totally unimportant. Nevertheless, there ARE things in life of everyone which are annoying, in one or … Read more

Spring is in the air

It is always the same; The winter was extremely long and hard this year. The reality is: The Winter was as it was supposed to be: Wet, cold and dark. But when spring finally knocks … Read more

Kingfisher spotting in Bochum

A friend told me that he has seen Kingfisher near the University in the city of Bochum. After I saw one there as well when we were in the region for a short hike, it … Read more

61 kilometres trough the Netherlands

It is really weird to sit here in my Office, write this blog post with the knowledge about what is happening in the Ukraine right now. Of course I think about the Ukraine people every … Read more

Who’s flying by here? An evening walk along the river “Ruhr”

Right now Germany is facing one storm after the other. We’ve already had two big storms here but we were lucky and almost nothing has been destroyed. We only have lost a fence and got … Read more

The garden thief

Like many other we have left some birdseed in the garden, just in case bird come by. Unfortunately we do not have many feathered friends coming by. But we just want to be sure that … Read more

Illumination Take Two: Lumagica Henrichshütte Hattingen

After we visited the Westalenpark in Dortmund some weeks ago, we this time stopped at the Henrichshütte, in the city of Hattingen. It was illuminated during the Lumagica. In former times the area was a … Read more

Bringing some light into the dark

When you are not outside during daylight when the sun is shining, wintertime can be pretty much dark and grey. I am happy that some parks bring some light intgo the dark season of the … Read more

And suddenly everything is different than before

We are parents since almost three month. And a lot has changed since then. Our rhythm is different now and priorities have changed. And of course I can see this here on my Blog. But … Read more