Loveparade – The End of an Era

Last night I read the words “Music is the Key” on another blog and images of the Loveparade appeared in my head. July was always Loveparade month and for over 20 years people… Continue reading

Flight from hell

Daily Post – Back to Life After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to… Continue reading

iStock – turning your photos into cash

Day 3 of being ill. No more runny nose but very bad sore throat which means eating is a rather painful exercise. The only thing that managed to cheer me up was an email… Continue reading

Aging without social preconceptions and prejudice

Daily Prompt “Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? A topic that never grows old.… Continue reading

The upsides of being ill

No one likes waking up feeling ill. But that’s exactly what happened to me this morning. Killer migraine. Check. Sore throat. Check. Runny nose. Check. Luckily I have the best boyfriend in the… Continue reading

From Archenemy to BFF

In response to this daily prompt  I could philosophise about if we should have just one or several best friends and what defines a best friend, but I prefer telling you a story about… Continue reading

The insider’s guide to Ireland’s Amalfi Coast

  Sorrento, Amalfi, Nerano.. if those names make you dream of your next holiday to Italy’s stunning south coast then you might want to consider visiting Dalkey, its little brother. Today we took… Continue reading

Going back to being a 9-5 slave

First thing I need to tell you about me is that I am currently not working. Actually, I quit my job back in April! That’s a looooong time off, the longest I have… Continue reading

My favourite spot in Dublin when it’s sunny

Ask people what the downside of living in Ireland is – most likely they will all say “the weather”! Irish summers are known to be what is described as ‘mild’. This basically stands… Continue reading

9 Amazing First Post Pictures

    My name is Melanie, a a twenty-something German living in Ireland, or Emerald Isle as it is also called. The above pictures are snapshots of my life.   I love travelling, good… Continue reading