Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

(Deutsch) Frühblüher trotzen Corona-Krise

Christina/ March 23, 2020/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

We are currently witnissing a big crisis. In order not to panic you need things in your life that please you and divert you from the daily flow of bad news. I decided on a walk through the park to take pictures of trees and plants blossoming. It really calmed me down and guided my attention on beautiful colours and

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Living with the Black Swan in town: Corona

Christina/ March 21, 2020/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

Until November 2016 I did not know what the term “Black Swan” means. Than, Donald Trump became President elected of the United States on November 8th, 2016. On that day stock exchange prices went down and then up again. I start to take interest in stock markets and get myself the “Börsenradio”-App. Amongst others I studied Business Administration, i.e. I

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Hiking in the fun-zone

Christina/ March 9, 2020/ The daily grind

The suffering is almost over. It is sunday, it is not raining, it is not stormy, i.e. perfect weather for another hiking tour in the Harz Mountains. Our plans are supposed to take us to the Ilse(n)stein, close to Ilsenburg. We meet at the railway station in Bad Harzburg. From there we drive by car to the parking lot “Blochhauer”

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Visiting the kale queen

Christina/ January 26, 2020/ The daily grind

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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