In a borough where almost 25% of residents are immigrants and who knows how many more come from all possible ends and corners of the republic, you are bound to encounter a … Continue reading
Despite my apparent “total, utter and complete” Kreuzbergophilia, I do venture out of SW61/SO36 to enjoy the beauty of many other corners of the city, too. And although the air … Continue reading
At 12.00 PM sharp first celery roots and tomatoes cut quick arches through the air, swiftly followed by billowing clouds of flour and a battery of water-bombs. Dozens of eggs … Continue reading
Ah, the theatre! I have always loved it – as long as I didn´t have to go there. It is the same sad story as with concerts. Theatre is bad … Continue reading
When I was a little girl, before I went to school and actually mastered the art of writing I was absolutely convinced that there was no way I could learn … Continue reading
A week before Christmas I went to Viktoria Park. I parked my bike at the bottom of the hill, looked up, thought twice and started climbing. Re-thinking my plan was … Continue reading
I have been saving this song for those past five days although in fact it was my true inspiration for starting the countdown in the first place. There are electrozillions … Continue reading
(Let me start with a little correction here: not sushi, but onigiri. The difference, Wikipedia tells me, being in rice: sushi is prepared using vinegared rice whilst onigiri requires just … Continue reading
Today, on December 1st, the twins are celebrating their birthday and I am celebrating along: today I am the mother of two freshly-baked wonderful, charming and very, very lively two-year-olds … Continue reading
… is more people placing funny and semi-philosophical messages on the windshields of their (preferably vintage Citroen or Mercedes) cars. Like here in Naunynstrasse last week.
I assume most of you missed the last night Plushgun concert at Comet Club. That´s all right ´cos I did, too. And my regret at this loss I can very … Continue reading
I don´t know where you have been today, but I managed to get into the very thick of it – when cycling around and looking for places which are no … Continue reading
As of today, October 31st, 2011 the Republic of Deutschland has a new citizen: me. At 10 AM I was handed my Einbürgerungsürkunde or naturalization papers – only one copy … Continue reading
Neither the long journey through the bumpy roads of history nor her, pardon my uncouth way, advanced age could possibly make her less mysterious or any less appealing. At her … Continue reading
It is as predicted lately: wet and cold. Autumn has reached Kreuzberg declaring a meteorological Blitzkrieg. All of a sudden neither Hasenheide nor Viktoriapark nor Landwehrkanal look inviting But even … Continue reading
Do you have a car? Is it comfortably sized? Does it catch the eye of the the passers-by and send subliminal messages to the effect of: “Yes, we have been … Continue reading
One of my favourite Berlin blogs, B LIKE BERLIN, published the following quotation from Willy Brandt today: Diese Scheißer schicken nun wenigstens Patrouillen an die Sektorengrenze, damit die Berliner nicht … Continue reading
Since we moved in some three years ago I have been praising our flat for numerous things: generous size; not too dark, not too bright; with ceilings I am not … Continue reading
Since the day is nigh when all those invited by the electoral office for the House of Deputies Elections 2011 (Abgeordnetenhaus Wahl) will be asked to cast their vote, the … Continue reading
To my “dear” thieves: If you steal more of flower shoots You´ll feel on your butts my boots!
Every cloud has a silver lining, every public loo its grateful visitors.
What a wonderful thing a coincidence is. All of your planning and anticipating and prediciting might go to hell if the circumstances are not right. Something I had been trying … Continue reading
I have no idea how many times walked up and down Lilienthalstrasse, past the Catholic church of St. Joseph and the silent beauty of the cemetery next door. In … Continue reading