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My mother was not a shopping queen and she went – except food – only for shopping, if something was needed. Sometimes, however, she suddenly started off and upon return she dragged at least 3-4 heavy bags with remarkable content. With a kind of unexpected farsightedness, she had developed something…

The World Carillon Federation (WCF) – what does not all exist – requires a carillon to have at least 23 bells (chromatically over two octaves) and that the bells can be struck directly from a keyboard setting via cables/ ropes.  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carillon Some of us even call it the craziest instrument…

In addition to Paris, London and Milan, Antwerp (in French Anvers) is the uncrowned queen of fashion; not to forget diamonds and culinary delights – especially chocolate and beer. The diversity of Belgium’s second largest city (523,000 inhabitants) may be passion at the second glance, but without any question a…

Hardly any animal is currently as controversial as the wolf and you often learn that some more wolves have settled down in Germany. I can understand the concerns of citizens and shepherds who have a so-called “problem wolf” in the area, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf but the character and the eyes of this…

“… our daily bread give us now…” – Everybody knows this phrase from the Lord’s Prayer, yet the bread in our highly developed food culture has lost its importance.  With culinary delights you usually associate the toppings and now I was able to experience that bread itself can be a…

Moods are often difficult to describe in words, and to always talk about each and everything is not always helpful/ meaningful. No matter if happy, malicious, puzzled, thoughtful, sad, anxious, angry, romantic or smugly … it is just the image or body language that leaves room for individual feelings and…

I am not a great equestrian, but horse riding in the wind along the Sea is just wonderful. And also healthy for the animals, as they can comfortably cool their shackles in the spum of the shallow water. Of course you should always wear a helmet and riding boots for…

Hardly anyone stands for this epoch as the English writer Jane Austen (1775 – 1817). https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen Her novels have been consistently available since the first release and are popular by generations of readers. Love, class barriers and social snobbery were always the dominant themes, however, she never got married.…

After Prime Minister Malu Dreyer, Comedian Otto, mountain legend Reinhold Messner, DDR design icon Josefine von Krepl, self-made man Alex Mutsaars and XY moderator Rudi Cerne, I would like to tell a small story about another VIP personality who I met on a special occasion. I am talking of “object…