Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

Visiting the kale queen

Christina/ January 26, 2020/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

Basically Winter is cold in German. Especially in January and Februar you expect snow and very cold temperatures. Therefore, you need nourishing meals at that time. In the north of Germany it is a tradition to serve kale with a grits sausage. You start the day with a hiking tour to catch some appetite and afterwards you stop at a

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Mabel

Christina/ January 13, 2020/ The daily grind

Have you heard about Mabel? She could have been John Bon Jovis muse when he sang “Oh, she is a little runaway” in the 80ies or she could have been Götz Alzmann’s role model for “Mabel with legs bent like sabre.” Mabel, the vivacious old Englih sheepdog from Wolfshagen that likes to jump over fences and to let off steam

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The little hobbit and its hiking companions

Christina/ December 21, 2019/ The daily grind

This is the story of a German little hobbit and its tracking companions. The tale is focused on the collection of 222 stamps which are spread all over the mystical Harz Mountains. It is meant to attract hikers to get to know the full beauty of the area. It took the protagonist 3,5 years to collect all of them, however,

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(Deutsch) Marienteichbaude: DIE Männerfalle im Harz

Christina/ December 16, 2019/ The daily grind

We celebrate the third advent with a hiking tour around the Marienteichbaude. We make a stop at the Ski-Memorial and return on a different way along the Radau river back to our starting point. Above all, we see the first snow of the year!

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Hiking Pin Award Ceremony

Christina/ December 9, 2019/ The daily grind

I do not come undone, no: IT is done! 222 (in words: two hundred and twenty-two) stamps of the “Harzer Wandernadel” are mine! The final ones, no. 88 (Hoher Kleef) and no. 99 (Harzer Dampflok) were encashed last sunday. I finished my chase for stamps with mixed feelings though:On the one hand, I am happy and proud of myself. On

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Magic Mountain

Christina/ November 3, 2019/ The daily grind

The hiking season is not over yet. And I know that some people do not like November. Many people make a connection between rainy, grey and foggy days and this month. But far wrong. On the Zauberberg (magic mountain) of Bad Harzburg the sun also shines in November. There are goats at the roadside and the biggest cream puffs beyond

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Brunswick 1944: pictures you will not forget

Christina/ September 29, 2019/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

During an organized walk in the course of the exhibition: “October 15th – the destruction of Brunswick” we learn how desastrous the bombing of the city in October 1944 really was. We visit places that have been destroyed and get to know facts on the impact of the destruction on people and the city.

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A perfect day on the Brocken

Christina/ September 24, 2019/ The daily grind

End of September, right after beginning of autumn, we enjoy a perfect day in the Harz Mountains. We walk up to the top of the Brocken and are just having a good time. The Brocken is the highest mountain of the Harz (1100). The so called “Goethe Weg” is one of the shortest and most popular trekking routes to the

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Group portrait with mummy

Christina/ September 3, 2019/ The daily grind

The ELZ located between Frellstedt, Wolsdorf and Helmstedt is probably not part of the most prominent hiking trails within the region and thus tends to be sidelined. Therefore reason enough to bring up this “ridge” for once. Heading for Tekenberg! I start my tour in Frellstedt, a small town about 8 kilometres away from Helmstedt. It is a very hot

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