Time and again


There’s so much time in a day, Julie.

You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.

You could outline the book you’re going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch “Gone With The Wind,” before the sun even sets.

Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.

Or you could just think 60,000 different thoughts as you tool all over .

Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There’s so much time in a day, Julie. So much.

You’re rich,
The Universe

~ Notes from the Universe



The attentive reader discovered a new link image in the side bar: the Blogging University logo.


I’m participating in the “Class of June 2014”, or in other words: in Writing 101. It is a blogging challenge created to improve the participants’ writing, to inspire and basically “get us going”. When I stumbled across it, I hesitated to enlist. Would I be able to meet all the tasks? Can I actually blog daily and will I really be able to or want to write something on a topic not chosen by myself?

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Day 1 – The lose mind


Welcome to Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. In these twenty days, we’ll dive into the elements of storytelling, help you cut through writer’s block and — as Natalie Goldberg teaches — access the pure thoughts and ideas of your wild mind.

To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.

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Enjoying the sun

There I was, lying on a blanket in the grass, the sun shining in a blue sky, the boys playing, laughing, crawling all over me. Next to me, the little stream murmuring. A soft breeze carrying blossomy scents. And I realized: this might just be the happiest time of my life.

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Birch on tour

Birch enjoying the sun

It’s been waaaay too long since I wrote. But the last weeks have been really busy. Not only did springtime arrive with force and degrees above 20°C, so that we enjoyed the sun and warmth outside, but the boys were also sick. The first real sickness with high fever and not being able to breathe through their noses properly due to the cold they had and I was worried and exhausted. They’re noses were so closed that they couldn’t sleep and so we couldn’t sleep. Fortunately, they put it behind them and are up and above and their sleep pattern is also getting way better, so back  I am! I can’t tell you how much better everything works when you’re having a few hours uninterupted sleep. I don’t even mind that they’re up between 6 and 7 am and that’s really not my favourite time of day.

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