Category Archives: Living Room

Visitors, visitors, visitors

Today is the first day, without people visiting us. On Saturday my sister and her husband were here, because he had to shut down his professional apartment in Berlin and move to his new job headquarters near Munich. We had … Continue reading

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All new in 2013

After spending two nice and quiet weeks together in Berlin, we are now back in the normal work routine. Last week was very busy, on the one hand, I had to submit an application along with a scientist from Switzerland, … Continue reading

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Week from Oct 29 to Nov 4

Somehow starting into November also means starting into the most difficult month of the year. I bet you know it all (in central to Northern Europe): the warmth has gone but the real cold not yet arrived. You gain an … Continue reading

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Eating and Cooking with Gerd

Calf’s Liver Berlin Style with Mashed Potatoes For the mashed potatoes use floury-cooking potatoes and boil them in salted water with two peeled cloves of garlic, mash them with some butter and milk, flavour with Crème Fraîche, some sour creme, … Continue reading

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Signs of the Season

How to interpret all the signs when Hanna has the climate killer brought out from the attic? In exchange the oleander, the fuchsiae and other plants are moved to the long forgotten storage spots in the staircase? Other plants are … Continue reading

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German Bread

Some time ago the German magazine SPON carried a story which I only can recommend to anybody, a kind of love declaration for German bread. A paragraph especially fully meets my opinion: But much nicer than devouring something edible while … Continue reading

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The settee continued

Now the settee obviously is sitting in a Friedrichshain basement waiting to be called. I am not ready yet.

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The tale of the two red settees

Once upon a time there were two red settees bought by AH and AR in happy times. But times changed and AH decided to separate from AR. And as there were two red settees, AH found it kind of naturally … Continue reading

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German Railways again

The other day they did not spot children in the track bed stropping the train, but drunken persons. In German one says that children and drunken people tell the truth. German Railways as well?

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A Döner Story

Image by Sarazyn Döner, that’s something I do not like to eat really, that’s something happening maybe once a year and has to be declared an absolute emergency. This makes me a kind of outsider for food again, as Döner … Continue reading

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