Category Archives: English

Dianna Wynne Jones – “Howl’s Moving Castle”

And here comes the final element of an equation that reaches back in my childhood and accompanied my whole youth. The circle is full. I was twelve when the Miyazaki film with the same name was shown in cinemas for … Continue reading

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Appetithäppchen #010

It’s been a while since you’ve got something nice and small from the kitchen. So I hope you’ll enjoy this one. It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts. The … Continue reading

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Jane Austen – “Mansfield Park”

Looking at my queue of books I want to write a review about I just realised how I’ve neglected my blogging activity – and my English skills (sorry for that one). Nevertheless finishing the last book on sunday creates the … Continue reading

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My PSE – Keep the camp in order!

Keeping the camp in order is a hard and time-consuming task. This short advice is actually from a postcard with “viking laws”, but it works quite good when living alone as well. My colleagues laughed at me when I told … Continue reading

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My PSE – nutrition

When I was at Ireland and England as a teenager my family was concerned about my nutrition, because then I didn’t knew how to cook properly and had a quite difficult taste. Lucky me, these things changed due to the … Continue reading

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My PSE – travelling

As mentioned in my last post I want to sum up my Practical Semester Experiences in various in topics. I decided for an intership at a company 300 kilometers away from home. Not a big distance actually, but also not one to … Continue reading

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Simon Hogert & Emily Monk – “Don’t tell Mum – hair-raising messages home from gap-year travellers”

As I can start counting down the days  my pratical semester will last I was curious about experiences others make when being away from home and this amusing collection of email extracts just seemed perfect to satisfy my curiousitiy. And … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien – “The Hobbit”

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole,  filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down … Continue reading

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Cecelia Ahern – “If you could see me now” – & – Auflösung Appetithäppchen #004

Do you know the kind of people who you met once or who disappear out of your life, but still changed your life in a positive way? I know someone like this. And it was important for me to have … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett – “Equal Rites” – my third DiscWorld – & – a Happy New Year

What is it, when you read a book during your course? It has to be a Terry Pratchett. Mainly because I wanted to give a fellow student her three books back she lend me in October. And I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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