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IKEBANA – the language of flowers

Springtime is here again and greens and flowers are all around us. And many of us who don’t have a garden in front of the house, like to bring flowers into the home. The language of the flowers can hardly better be explained than by IKEBANA, the Japanese art of…

Many Easter eggs and one maxi version

Easter sunday is coming up and eggs are everywhere around us. No matter if big or small in size, white or colorful .. and of course those made from chocolate and filled with all kind of sweets Of any animals living today, hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs and ostriches the…

Recently …

… when it was ”raining cats and dogs”  I somehow needed a change of scenery preferably with beach view. Living in Munich or surrounding the choice is easy, because the “Beach 38” offers a large indoor sand/ beach areal. As soon as you enter the door, you are right in…

Amen and carnival Ahoi … helau and alaaf

As the famous German carnival song says:  “On Ash Wednesday it’s all over again ….” except in Switzerland, where – for example –  the Basel Morgestraich (04.00 o’clock in the morning) takes place on March 11, 2019. Since several years I am quite skeptical as regards the “institution church” and…

His last golden seam

10 quotes taken from the cover respectively the biography KARL by Paul Sahner, mvgverlag 2015 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Lagerfeld My age doesn’t matter. I feel young, one way or the other. As a kid, I wanted to become a pastry confectioner. But my mother forbade me due to the following reason: “Out of…

Flat rental royal

Be a princess or at least feel that way. In the meantime, you can rent apartments in many castles as a holiday guest. Since some time also the “Imperial Suite” (167 sqm) of  Schönbrunn Palace, the former home of Empress Elisabeth and Franz-Joseph of Austria. The suite is located above…

The ZIESEL – nimble like a weasel

No, this will not be an animal report, even if these cute little ground squirrels are a real eye-catcher. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziesel My “Ziesel”, which is ready for departure, is a true powerhouse with “purring factor”. Since 2013 the electric single-seater stands for an extraordinary driving experience. Its powerful electric drive, intuitive controls…

A piece of happiness

Sure, luck and happiness are different for every human being. And yet, 90% of respondents answer this question with terms such as success, money, love, beauty and possessions. Depending on weighting and order, health may also be a part of it. But the next promotion, the supposedly perfect body or…

Same procedure as every year…?!

Who does not know them, the good intentions for the New Year? Finally, stop smoking, less alcohol, more exercise, less weight, more time for family and friends, less stress. In the bundle of yearnings, they are always high on the wish list. Last but not least, the New Year is…