Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad, Norway

The old part of Dina’s hometown is one of the top ten most scenic and popular spots in Norway. The Huffington post recently voted Norway as the best place on earth and Gamlebyen was the fifth reason for this decision. Not bad! But what makes Gamlebyen so special? Der alte Teil von Dinas Heimatstadt gehört zu …

Polar Bears

URSUS MARITIMUS Der Eisbär General Information Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world and the most carnivorous of the bear species: they primarily feed on seals and, to a lesser extent, walrus and beluga whale. In search of their prey, they may often be found in areas of shifting, cracking ice where …

RED – ROT

Red as Red can be I really love red, the favourite colour of all children and Bookfayries! :-) It increases the lust for life and I feel more erotic wearing something red. This colour increases my experiences and feelings, I become more passionate and seductive – but, oh dear, if I wouldn’t be taken for a ladybird …

Snail Mail

Langsam aber sicher You know what?: We, the busy Bookfayries Siri and Selma are just discovering the slowness. No, not this highly decorated bestseller by the German author Sten Nadolny “The Discovery of Slowness” about the Arctic explorer John Franklin, but our own slowness. The slowness in ourselves so to speak. To detect this slowness …

Unser Ruhepol

“Amundsen hat den Südpol entdeckt. Peary meint, den Nordpol entdeckt zu haben. Und wir sind die offiziellen Entdecker des Ruhepols”. Dina, Klausbernd, Siri und Selma A rural oasis of tranquillity between salt meadows and the sea makes Cley nex the Sea a place of peacefulness. A calm anchor in life and a good spot to …

Private As Private Can Be

“It was a dark and stormy night” With those as famous as infamous words Edward George Bulwer-Lyttons (1803-1873) starts his novel “Paul Clifford” (1830). This phrase was often ironised and mocked by many like Peanuts’ Snoopy. Do you know how it goes on? Of course “the rain fell in torrents”. But don’t you think that …

A Fine City

“Norwich is a fine city. None finer. If there is another city in the United Kingdom with a school of painters named after it, a matchless modern art gallery, a university with a reputation for literary excellence which can boast Booker Prize-winning alumni, one of the grandest Romanesque cathedrals in the world, and an extraordinary …

Memories

“Why make a fuzz about remembering. Forgetting is the challenge.” - Siri and Selma Dina A year ago I discovered an old collection of photos of Klausbernd’s family in a dusty photo album in the attic. It made me smile from ear to ear when I saw a children’s photo of him and his sister. As …

Cley Crash

First of all we want to say „THANK YOU“ to all of you who warned us that the last big flood might have uncovered mines on Cley beach and all who were worried and concerned after the helicopter crash in Cley next the Sea last night. Vorab möchten wir uns bei allen lieb bedanken, die …

Northern Mindscapes

Herzlich willkommen! Welcome! Velkommen! Nun sind Masterchen und wir liebklugen Buchfeen bei der lieben Dina eingezogen. Wir haben alle unsere Feensäckchen prall gefüllt mit spannenden Ideen mitgebracht. Now, Masterchen and we dear and clever Bookfayries have moved in at Dina’s blog. We have brought all our fairy bags packed with exciting ideas. Oh dear, that …