Sharing books

In my last job, I used to travel quite a bit. This travelling was always on public transport, mainly trains. A frequent announcement on these trains reminded passengers not to litter. I wholeheartedly agree with that, with one exception: reading material. I quite enjoyed finding a newspaper or a book to read while travelling. If […]

Board games – my favourite pastime

There is something I’m very happy to admit: I’m a gamer, a board gamer. Once a fortnight I meet about ten other people and play board games. We always have a collection of new games and classics. Some I might have played before, most of them are new to me. And I really enjoy it! […]

Take them a meal

One of my friends had a baby last week. In the weeks leading up to her giving birth, a mutual friend asked me if I would consider joining their group of people bringing the new parents a meal. I instantly said yes because I absolutely love the idea!   When we needed support When we […]

The importance of Müßiggang

As the long Easter weekend comes to an end and everyone is heading back into their routines it might be time to talk about one of my favourite past-times: Müßiggang, slowing down or just doing nothing. This sounds less important than it is. Doing nothing gives us time to think. Maybe even making life altering […]

Easter traditions

As we’re heading into the Easter weekend craziness I thought it was a good time to think about what it is we are celebrating this time of year. Sometimes I get the impression it’s all (and only) about buying stuff. The meaning behind the festivity gets lost in a rush to buy bunnies, eggs, and […]

Tech-Freedom

I like technology as much as the next person. I have a smartphone, a tablet, a notebook, ebook reader … you name it. But sometimes I like to switch off. We have established a few zones in our house where technology is not welcome. Before you read on, let me just say that I don’t […]

A life of choices and privilege

I want to clarify something. It’s about where I see myself (and this blog) with regards to a global movement to whole foods, ecological living, zero waste, and sustainability in general. It’s essentially about the privilege to choose my life. Let me begin with an example from my life: picking my son up from daycare. […]

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