Category Archives: Life in general

The Klüt hill in Hameln

Click for full sized image. On Saturday I went up the Klüt hill in Hameln. I had tried to the previous weekend, but a mix of bad weather and it being too late in the day meant I had only … Continue reading

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Halfway up the Klüt in Hameln!

Click here for full-size image. Going up the Klüt has always been a goal of mine, even as a little kid. But I’ve never been much of a walker and there’s no public transport up there so I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Hamburg HafenCity

Last week I went to Hamburg for a day and had an hour to spare during which I went to explore the HafenCity [harbour city], especially as the Elbphilharmonie – the new Hamburg concert hall – recently completed its build. … Continue reading

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December 2016 Fitbit data

In my November stats post I said: For December I would like to have a minimum of 20 days at over 10k steps and also more than 5 15k steps days. That didn’t happen. December was very disappointing. There are … Continue reading

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Irresponsible newspaper front pages

It’s rarely so obvious which newspapers are artificially stoking fears for reasons unknown and which feel they have a duty to report facts and not further their own agenda as yesterday’s German papers following the terrorist attack on a Berlin … Continue reading

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Cuxhaven Kugelbake cross stitch pattern

My grandparents used to go to Cuxhaven – a seaside town in northern Germany at the tip of Lower Saxony – each summer for two weeks. They did this for decades and met a bunch of couples doing a similar … Continue reading

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November 2016 Fitbit data

Well this month didn’t quite go as planned – I started with a very early high [25k steps, 15km on day 1], but got a blister which turned badly very quickly. I won’t go into details, but it’s still not … Continue reading

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