processing frustration

two things happened today to cause me some frustration, and both involved dealing with men in my life, one being my boss and one being my husband, and both were connected to processes or lack of them. The boss and I had a bit of a culture clash today with a surreal discussion about how…

losing the will

You know how men claim that shopping with women is a mind numbing experience? There are many cartoons on the subject and witty pictures of men collapsed under shopping bags. Let me tell you something, it can be the same or worse for women shopping with men. Today we went to the shops to get…

moving out

At the weekend my eldest almost moved out. I say almost, as it was mainly her furniture and belonging that we packed into a van and delivered to the apartment for her.  The apartment, although almost finished, still lacks a kitchen and a shower cabin. Kitchens are funny things here in Germany. A lot of…

Being a Mum

Yesterday was one of those typical days for parents of young female adults, or of teenage daughters. I cannot speak of Sons, as we do not have boys, but I suspect it is similar. The eldest, who is now 22, had taken our car and driven to Switzerland. Her first such long drive alone. “Send…

Wedding gift

remember my post on Rizzi art? Well as a wedding present I decided to have a personal picture done of the happy couple in the style of Rizzi. I mailed the artist a couple of times and once I had convinced her that I was not a spammer, she was very happy to take the…

The Paw ratings

So this last week I have been running cat food trials using our 2 cats here in Germany. The final results are in below. For more details you can visit The Cat´s place by clicking on the table

Being a coeliac

I have been coeliac (celiac)  for almost as long as I can remember – ever since I was diagnosed as a young child failing to thrive. I guess I was lucky to get diagnosed way back then. Even today, here in Europe I think the diagnosis is not always an easy path. Both my daughters…

Gluten free breakfast muffins

it s funny really.Today I was at work all day, like every other week day, but because I have tomorrow off, I decided tonight to bake some breakfast muffins for tomorrow. There is really no reason why I could not do that even when working the next day. Anyway I have always been a improvising…