Sunday, 18 June 2017

That weekend

There is one weekend in a year when suddenly all the sour cherries and lots of raspberries ripen.

And the tree still looks full of sour-cherries although you already have 30 jars of sour-cherry jam, a freezer and a fridge full of sour-cherries.

I'm complaining, yes, but eating home-grown redcurrant, raspberries, strawberries and sour cherries all through the year is well worth it.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

74!

Today I set a new record.

I've received 74 emails, all but four requiring immediate and precise action... No wonder I'm completely burned out.

I literally do not do anything else but work.

Oh, and last week I saw Cirque du Soleil for the first time. I have mixed feelings, a bit too circusy for my taste. But the costumes and the athletes are fantastic!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Gothic cycling

Last week we discovered a new (to us) cycling route in Slovenian Carinthia. We went from Mislinja to Slovenj Gradec and back, totalling to about 30 km.



 And stumbled upon a thirteen-century chruch and a gothic chapel. 
Literally gothic.

 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Reading update

I've said it before, I'm saying it again: when I'm stressed or really busy, I need to read to relax my mind. So recently I've read:

1. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Great book, minor annoyances forgiven.

2. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. Great ending with a twist. Did not see it coming.

3. What if? for the xkcd nerd in me.

4. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach made me realise that apart from Agatha Christie I only ever read male authors. It was so strange/funny/different to read a book written by a woman.

5. Nemesis by Nesbø. Not his best but not bad.

5. Life short, Rytkönen long by Arto Paasilinna. Brilliant. So so Scandinavian.

6. The Devil's Star by Nesbø. Good but tad predictable.

7. Re-reading At Home by Bryson. No matter how often I read it, I keep finding new interesting things in it.

8.  SilverFin by Charlie Higson. The Young James Bond books are surprisingly good and I find them much better than the original ones.

9. Slam by Hornby. Nah, nope. Didn't like it. Leave the teenage stuff to Green.

Monday, 24 April 2017

I need...

I need a break.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A confession

I have a confession to make.

While I am neglecting this blog (and everything else, including all my friends, family, even me), I stared a new blog.

Inspired by the idea that every day one learns something new.

Today I learned ...

Enjoy.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Science projects

God, I love kids' science projects: crystal growth, NaCl and CuSO4.