Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

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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No sweet without sweat at Hohegeiß!

Christina/ May 16, 2021/ The daily grind

We are on the move at the mountain village Hohegeiß which is one of the highest places within the Harz Mountains with 642 metres above sea level. Right at the arrival we smell the fresh and clean air of this area. The village is located in the middle of mountain meadows, forests and “Dicke Tannen”. And today’s walk is just

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Inside devil’s kitchen at Bad Salzdetfurth

Christina/ May 10, 2021/ The daily grind

This panoramic loop above Bad Salzdetfurth has it all: Wild animals and other dangers are lurking on this breathtaking hike which is 26 kilometres long and one has to manage nearly 800 metres of difference in altitude altogether. And: look out for the devil’s kitchen! At the witchhouse Today’s hike is called: Around Bad Salzdetfurth. The tour is supposed to

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Hiking loop above Timmenrode: photo session in a goat stall

Christina/ April 26, 2021/ The daily grind

Goats and especially its youngsters are little show starts, I learned that already at Mallorca. On the one hand it is fun to watch the creature trying to walk and drink for the first time. On the other hand it is good for one’s own mood to step out of the Corona-caused stress and to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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