Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

The Ith ridgeway: Between bug luck and poet romanticism

Christina/ July 27, 2021/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

It is mystical and legendary: the ridgeway of the Ith at Coppenbrügge. But there is more to the low mountain range between Hameln and Prymont. On the one hand a lot of insects are srimmaging here. On the other hand one can enjoy poet’s romance on some benches impressing by names such as Ringelnatz, Busch Storm or words of Albert

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Flechtingen: From one-horse town to health resort

Christina/ July 18, 2021/ The daily grind

This saturday we are heading for the Börde-Kreis to Flechtingen. Next to the interesting moated castle the place has to nice coffeehouses with an outside terrace and a golden cow symbolizing the change from a one-horse town to a health resort. Prior to the hike we visit the baroque style garden and castle at Hundisburg. Together with the hike on

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A dragonfly dream at Wahrenholz-Nord

Christina/ July 11, 2021/ The daily grind

After continuous rainfall on friday luck is on our side again on sunday. We decide on the hike Otterpfad Wahrenholz-Nord and thus walk on the traces of the otter alongside the river Ise. The flora and fauna at the river fascinates us. It is a true dragonfly dream we come across. Both, beautiful demoiselles and Grüne Flussjungfern are on parade

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The moated castle of Veltheim

Christina/ June 19, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

I passed by a thousand times, a thousand times nothing happened. Thousand and one day and it makes Zoom.” Somehow or other I could explain today’s discovery. I have no clue for how many times I really rode through Veltheim (Ohe). But until today I missed the charming treasure of the town: the moated castle of Veltheim. How could that

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Corona diary: Take a break!

Christina/ June 18, 2021/ The daily grind

Corona aka Covid-19 still determins our day-to-day life. Even though I decided some time ago to bow out of the daily coverage on number of cases and incidence rates, but even on my mountainbike I am confronted once more with the virus, like lastly at Veltheim/Ohe. At the passenger bench signs indicate “break”. I am surprised however when I learn

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(Deutsch) Essenrode: Die Botschaft der Rosen

Christina/ June 13, 2021/ The daily grind

I am always surprised what kind of beautiful ways and sights I discover around Braunschweig when riding my bike. Today I just intended to ride through the Querumer Forst but on my way back I am in for a surprise. It is worth taking some courage and ride cross-country, just to see what is going to happen. Next to the

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Definitely derailed: A refuge in the forest

Christina/ June 8, 2021/ The daily grind

Spring already did it and also summer seems to follow the pattern: the most beautiful seasons of the year let us down. Being out of sync, exhausted by Corona stress and other things, surrounded by drizzling rain and fog a shack saves the day: the refuge close to Hahnenklee. Without any chance of outlooks the hut seems to be like

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On the Tosmarkamm: The most beautiful part of the Hildesheimer Wald

Christina/ May 25, 2021/ The daily grind

The forest of Hildesheim meanwhile became know terrain to me by now. More than once I moved closer to it. However, what we discover this Whit Monday is something special. One the one hand it is the perfect weather. On the other hand it is the beautiful nature around Wesseln with its faszinating fauna and an almost perfect forest. The

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