Goodbye, Fredrikstad!

The Tall Ship Races 2014 in Fredrikstad has come to an end. We had four glorious days with almost tropical weather and lots of fun :-) Yesterday the seventy ships left Dina’s hometown and we Bookfayries and Dina happily accepted the invitation to follow the ships to sea. This is definitely the nice side of …

Samphire – A Mermaid’s Kiss

Do you know samphire? We bet you don’t. Samphire (Salicornis europaea) – yummy yummy – is also known as sea asparagus or poor man’s asparagus. It’s a wild plant growing in abundance in the saltmarshes where it drowns twice a day. It’s a vegetable of ten to 15 centimeters hight and it’s gathered at our …

The Lake Poets

The world has to be romanticized to find the natural meaning again Die Welt muss romantisiert werden, so findet man den urspr√ľnglichen Sinn wieder Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) Novalis wrote this in his fragments, one of the literary forms the Romantic poets liked very much, because the essence of the Romantic is uncertainty as Oscar …