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.

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 ...


Friday, 31 March 2017

Science projects

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

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


You know it's springtime when

- the birds are louder than the traffic, even in the city centre,
- your students attend classes in shorts,
- the snowdrops and snowflakes are gone, replaced by numerous flowers and blossoming trees,
- you can switch off the central heating, and
- your friend, whom you still owe a reply to a Christmas letter, asks if you are still alive...


Where Did The Time Go?!?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


My absence is excused.

Driving a campervan through a snowstorm, however, was scary. Really scary.

Sunday, 5 February 2017


The amount of stress in my life is directly proportional to the amount of distractions I need to somehow stay sane. 


Yep, there are lots of them.