Monthly Archives: December 2010

Solstice, Snow and Faintly Disturbing Antiques

Last night might have been the coldest of the year – in fact it got even colder after I posted, the temperature dropping to minus 16 degrees Celsius – but this is the longest night of the year, i.e. winter … Continue reading

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Frosty Days, Icy Nights

This is the coldest night of the year, the coldest night in many years in fact. According to the weather forecast plug-in in my Firefox browser and the indoor/outdoor thermometer, we minus 13 degrees Celsius outside. Here in North Germany, … Continue reading

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Just some links

It’s still very cold and didn’t even get any higher than minus eight degrees or so all day long. Still snowing, too. There’s perhaps been another three centimeters or so of snow over night. What is more, I was away … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

As mentioned yesterday, I went hiking today with my Dad. The forest where I usually go, Westermark near Syke, is not very big – you could probably walk all the way round in three hours or so. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Nothing much to say

I don’t really have a whole lot of interest to say. We still have a lot of snow and even got some more overnight. Tomorrow afternoon, I’m heading out to the woods for a hike in the snow. I have … Continue reading

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Snow… and some links

We did get a snowpocalypse of sorts today. It started snowing at around nine, then stopped briefly around noon, only to begin snowing again at one PM. My county, Landkreis Diepholz, did not close its school and thus my afternoon … Continue reading

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Snowpocalypse Now

Today was another clear and fairly sunny day, though if the weather forecasts are to be believed, the next snowpocalypse will be hitting us tomorrow. Here, it will start snowing early in the morning, perhaps even during the night (though … Continue reading

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Watching TV with Kids and Writing Links

No new snow today, at least in my part of the country, just enduring frost. Since this is the last week of school before the Christmas holidays, I’m watching English language films with the kids. Most of the time, I … Continue reading

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Of Christmas Markets, Snow and Zombie Apocalypses

This morning started really nice, frosty but clear. Since I have no school on Mondays, I had planned to go into the city and to the Bremen Christmas market with my Mom. I wasn’t really in the mood today, but … Continue reading

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Literary versus Genre Fiction, Round 315

Some bloke named Edward Docx (Honestly? He’s named after a Microsoft file format?) bashes genre fiction, all genre fiction, in the Observer, because he’s caught a few glimpses of Dan Brown’s and Stieg Larsson’s work and – oh shock and … Continue reading

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