Travel Theme: FORWARD




Hundertwasser buildings are awe inspiring, his forward thinking in design and architecture perhaps not the most practical(there are no straight walls in these apartments and are thus a challenge to the people who are willing to wait to move in and pay a hefty rent)



Bridge across the water…

Bridge across the water...

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

The Power of Accents

The Power of Accents

I found this at the local main train station. An ad from a German tabloid…for those of you who are familiar with what a “real” German sounds like when s/he speaks English, it will make perfect/funny sense to you.
It is a virtue to be able to poke fun at your own short-comings….and laughter makes the world go round( thus making it easier to bear at times)!

Liebster Award

Here are the rules:

Post eleven facts about yourself
Answer the questions posed by your nominator
Pass the award on to eleven new recipients
Pose eleven new questions to your bloggers
Post a copy of the badge on your blog (type “Liebster Award” into Google images; you’ll find plenty to choose from). Notify nominees and include links to the originating blog, as well as the new recipients.



Thank you to Manisha at for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  I am flattered because I am so new at this and really only started blogging because there have been so many unexpected changes in my life.  Sort of occupational therapy!

So, here go the 11 facts about me:

 1.  I am German

 2. I lived in Iran, Greece, Georgia, U.S.A., then Greece again

 3. Altogether I spent 36 odd years away from my country of birth

 4. Just moved back to my “hometown” 5 months ago

 5. I love being outside, preferably barefoot near a beach(fat chance here)

 6. I have 3 sons

 7.  One of them was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 2a and it is possible that the

     other two have it too.

 8. The fact that he/they might lose their eye sight completely – worries me a lot

 9. I am positive that a cure will be found from which all people who suffer from RP

     will benefit.

10.  My passion is reading, but I love art, movies and good music

11. I have a weakness for white wine and good food

Questions and Answers:

 1. Where was the last place outside of home you visited?

    Last place I visited was Hamburg, Germany

 2. Where is your dream travel destination?

    Dream travel destination would be Rome, Italy in the spring.

 3. Title of your favourite book?

     Difficult, there are many right now I will say Jeffrey Eugenidis  – Middlesex.

 4. Favourite character from “The Simpsons”?

     Hmmm, not a big Simpsons fan, I guess Bart.

 5. How many languages do you speak?

     German, English, Greek and passable French–used to speak Farsi

 6. Phone or e-mail?

     I prefer talking!

 7. Long or short hair?

     Suppose, it is medium length.

 8. Favourite beverage?

     Daytime:  coffee  Nighttime:  white wine

 9. When did you start blogging?

     In earnest December 2012.

10. Who is the one person that you always look to for inspiration?

      My friend Γεωργια

11. If you could only have one flavour of ice-cream to eat for the rest of your life, what       would it be?

      Lol, I guess Rocky Road, so fitting for my life!!!


My nominees:













My eleven questions:

 1.  If you could grant someone you love one wish, what would that be?

 2.  Which nationality would you chose, if you could and why?

 3.  Where would you want to live, if you had the choice?

 4.  Would you send your sons into war?  Why/not?

 5.  What do you think about the rise of the extreme right in the world?

 6.  If you were an aid agency, where in the world would you go to help?

 7.  What do you think about climate change true or false?

 8.  If you had only one day left in your life, what would you do?

 9.  Free tickets to any concert…who would you chose?

10. If you would be stranded on a deserted island, what  three items would you take along?

11. What gender would you pick if you could for your unborn child and why?

A touch of yellow

A touch of yellow

Welcome, gentle Stripling,
Nature’s darling thou!
With thy basket full of blossoms,
A happy welcome now!
Aha!–and thou returnest,
Heartily we greet thee–
The loving and the fair one,
Merrily we meet thee!
Think’st thou of my maiden
In thy heart of glee?

Friedrich von Schiller

Give me a hand..

Give me a hand..

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer

Homage to the Kiss…



You must remember this 
A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh 
The fundamental things apply 
As time goes by 
And when two lovers woo 
They still say, “I love you” 
On that you can rely 
No matter what the future brings 
As time goes by 
Moonlight and love songs 
Never out of date 
Hearts full of passion 
Jealousy and hate 
Woman needs man 
And man must have his mate 
That no one can deny 
it’s still the same old story 
A fight for love and glory 
A case of do or die 
The world will always welcome lovers 
As time goes by     Louis Armstrong

ImageThe Kiss –  Auguste Rodin


The Kiss  –  Toulouse Lautrec




The Kiss  –  Gustave Klimt

ImageA modern take on famous New York City Kiss

ImageEvery Girls Dream 

(except for B&W not my own pictures)