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Springtime Pretties

We are experiencing an extremely early spring this year (which is hell for people with hayfever), so here are two pretty springtime shots: Send to Kindle

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A spooky, foggy morning

Waking up early can get you some really great views such as this spooky, foggy view out of the window, illuminated by an early morning streetlight. Send to Kindle

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Photos: Oldenburg

The Thursday just before I got sick was a beautiful spring day, so I took the opportunity to visit Oldenburg, a city approximately fifty kilometers west of Bremen. Oldenburg has long been a good place to go shopping, since the … Continue reading

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Views of Bremen at Springtime

I had to take my Mom to Bremen today, because it turned out that our local suburban bank cannot procure Malaysian ringgits within four days (which is when my Dad is supposed to fly to Malaysia to oversee the repairs … Continue reading

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Still Snowy and Frosty Linkdump

I’m not sure whether this hit the news abroad at all, but the German TV station ARD did an exclusive TV interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. I only stumbled across the interview by accident, because I was waiting for … Continue reading

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More Snow in the Forest

We had even more snow last night as well as temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius. And guess when the main heater decided to have a hiccup. Luckily, the service technician is coming in tomorrow. Apart from the cold, the … Continue reading

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Snow 2014 by Day

And this is what the snow looks like by daylight, when I went out to shovel the driveway free. We’re supposed to be getting even more snow on Sunday, since we’re right at the borderline between freezing dry and warm … Continue reading

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UFOs over Bremen and cocaine at the supermarket: This day in WTF? news

The first full January week of 2014 seems to be shaping up into a period for WTF? news items. For starters, Bremen experienced an UFO incident on Monday evening, when a flying mystery object was spotted by the air traffic … Continue reading

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New Year 2014 and photos of Teufelsmoor

I hope you’ve all reached 2014 safely. I’ve never been much of a New Year’s person and this year, I was not happy at all on New Year’s Night for a variety of reasons and in fact, I would have … Continue reading

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In the Misty Winter Woods

Since the days between the years are spent mostly cooped up inside with the occasional shopping excursion, I used one afternoon to go hiking in the Westermark woods near Syke (the same spot where the photos in this, this, this … Continue reading

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