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The Obligatory Birthday Post 2015

So today (well, yesterday actually) was my birthday. Since my parents had to go to the 50th birthday of a colleague of my Dad’s in the evening, I had lunch with them instead at a local Thai restaurant (which is … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2014

First of all, a merry Christmas or other applicable seasonal holiday to all my readers and blog visitors. Yesterday was a typically wet and mild North German Christmas Eve. I’m with my parents, as usual. Luckily, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Birthday Post

Today was my birthday. It was also Good Friday, which means on the plus side that it’s a public holiday with neither school nor work. On the downside, it means that you can’t go out either, because Good Friday in … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

First of all, my short holiday romance Christmas Gifts is currently featured at the Short Story Symposium, so drop by to read an excerpt. And just in case you’ve been wondering about the reading order of the Silencer series, wonder … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012

Our Christmas was wet, mild and quiet. My uncle came for lunch on Christmas Day, otherwise we were among ourselves. We had a minor uproar, when my Dad incinerated a mincemeat tart. My parents had bought a package of mincemeat … Continue reading

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Cora goes to Osnabrück and discovers a new genre name

I’ve been absent for three days now, because it’s been a busy week. Besides, I took the day off on Wednesday to take the train to Osnabrück, a city approximately 120 kilometers to the southwest of Bremen. I really like … Continue reading

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Lover Misshelved

Yesterday, I went to Bremen with my Mom to buy some of those things you can only get in the city centre. It was still unpleasantly hot and I hate going out when it’s hot, but unfortunately I no longer … Continue reading

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Birthday Photos Redux

Today, I finally got to have that birthday lunch with my parents and aunt and uncle that was scheduled for last week, but had to be postponed due to my aunt having a doctor appointment. In fact, I lucked out … Continue reading

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Dracula, urban fantasy clichés, vampiric Playboy bunnies and some birthday photos

April 20, 2012 is the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, so the culture pages and programs are filled with a lot of discussions of vampires in general and Dracula in particular – because most people have never heard of Stoker’s … Continue reading

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Cora attends a mall motorbike show and contemplates getting an e-reader

This afternoon, I visited what was billed as a motorbike show at a local mall. Now mall motorbike shows rarely compare to dedicated motorbike shows for obvious reasons. But this one was such a bust that they should just have … Continue reading

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