May Check-In

This is a short update on both my resolutions and my life this month. May was busy, but nice. We had two additional days off school (Labour Day and Ascension Day), but it was still a bit much. The weekends were “fully booked” and with two weeks of holidays ahead I’m looking forward to slowing…

#ihaveembraced

Last night I went to see Embrace, a film on the body image of women. The film created by Taryn Brumfitt could not have a stronger message. Taryn has become famous for posting a slightly different “before and after” picture on Facebook. While she received lots and lots of overwhelming, positive feedback, some people also…

April Check-In

This is a short update on both my resolutions and my life this month. I might say that April was another crazy ride but I think I finally have found out why my life seems so crazy right now. Because it is. Thanks to my hyperactive thyroid, my body has been under constant stress for the…

3 nights in Barcelona

We (that is Mr Spaetzle and myself) recently spent three nights in Barcelona. For anyone who might be interested and for myself to remember these days, here’s a little overview over our trip and stay. How to get to Barcelona and how to get around in Barcelona We took a plane to Barcelona airport. It’s…

Stress.

Stress ist nicht nur eine Volkskrankheit. Er ist mein ständiger Begleiter. Ist ja irgendwie auch gerade in Mode. Everybody’s so so busy und so. Aber es ist halt nicht immer nur das “viel zu tun haben”… Ich fühle mich zwar seit Beginn des Referendariats eigentlich nicht so großartig, hatte bis zu den Prüfungen öfter mal…

March Check-In

This is a short update on both my resolutions and my life this month. What can I say about March? It was another crazy ride. Yeah, I know, I said that about February, too, but honestly it seems like life just is a crazy ride right now. I’ve totally underestimated the time and energy available…

How to eat vegan

So, today is Ash Wednesday, the 1st of March and the start of my vegan lent. I thought I might start things off by telling you what I’m (not) going to eat over the course of the next few weeks, which reasons speak for choosing a vegan diet and how I intend to do it…

February Check-In

This is a short update on both my resolutions and my life this month. February was another crazy ride. I had to work really hard this month as the weeks were full with staff meetings, parent-teacher-evenings, trainings and all the usual stuff like preparing lessons and grading exams. Plus my free time was packed with…

My vegan lent. (Fastenzeit vegan)

Before I tell you about my plans for Lent, let me tell you one thing (or rather three): I’m not a religious person, I’m not good at abstinence and I’ve never really done the whole fasting thing between Ash Wednesday and Easter. However, I’ve been toying with the idea of going vegan (I’ve already been a…

The first trip of the year (#take12trips)

I love the #take12trips challenge by Clare form Need Another Holiday. I took it last year and it was great fun to plan and go on all the trips. So, naturally, I wanted to do it again in 2017. The year started with a month of meeting up with friends and family, going to an…

January Check-In

This is a short update on both my resolutions and my life this month. January was quite exciting, actually. It started with the Christmas holidays, continued with a week of sickness and then headed straight into two weeks of madness: school is crazy in January (reports are always due at the end of the month)…

Zwangsauszeit.

Vor Weihnachten begann es. Eines Freitags kam ich heim und fühlte mich irgendwie mies. Es dauerte noch zwei/drei Tage, dann kam der Rotz und als ich dienstags aus der Schule heimkam war ich das erste Mal nach 8 Stunden unterrichten heiser. Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag schleppte ich mich in die Schule – es standen ja…