NEVER, EVER judge a book by its cover….

…or a movie by a review!

I’ve just watched Once and LOVE it!

Unfortunately I had read a review that wasn’t too favourable, and missed that one at our local film festival last year, but I’m glad I managed to see it after all!

What stunned me most was to see  camera work executing perfectly what I’m trying to learn. I will have to find out more about the writer/director/camera operator John Carney.

Go and get it,  snuggle up and enjoy the music and life.


Watch this, warning, you might cry at the end

I have seen an amazing video today:

A TED talk held by Jill Bolte Taylor, a scientist studying brain functions who had suffered a stroke.

Stroke of Insight

I was absolutely blown away by her perfect awareness and description of the process of her brain shutting down.

Her description touched a nerve I have never been able to articulate: personally I feel like a walking paradox: a lot of things I do and say are obviously governed by my analytical linear  part of the brain, while on the other hand I will make life changing decisions that border on the mysterious.

And I haven’t even suffered a stroke!

But obviously both parts of my brain are continuously swapping who’s in charge. Swapping, not fighting, because, believe me, I’m quite happy with my life, and my sometimes odd appearing decisions!

And, if you take the time to watch the whole clip, I agree with her, that if we all would tune into our beautiful non-linear part of our brain, and feel at peace with the world, we could be living a more peaceful life.

And, YES, that is a message worth spreading.

Enjoy, and spend some time in lala land!  🙂


… the movie.  Directed by Christian Volckman, a black and white animated cyberpunk/sci-fi detective movie!


I LOVE the visuals!!


Having lived in Paris for a while myself, I thought it was amazing how they combined the old, classic, romantic views of Paris with modern, bleak, threatening  interpretations of the future.

It takes a while to get into it, but once the eyes have adjusted and the brain doesn’t expect a change to colour  it’s fascinating and gripping.

Laut, Lauter, Am Lautesten

I’m rediscovering my heritage!


The german punk band Die Toten Hosen.

I first saw them in a small theatre in Bonn, Bad Godesberg, playing the music and some bits in ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

Listening to the music now  I can still physically recall the sensation of my arms and legs tingling with the music.

Here’s the classic:  ‘Hier kommt Alex’

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And this is their latest: ‘Strom’

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More here!

PS: to view both videos you need to refresh in between 😉

First post, of sorts :-)

I think I’ve got this sussed, til further notice, or change.

So, if you happen to have seen something here before , and it’s not in this particular spot, I either got tired of it, moved it to a different spot or lost it  😉


A northern hemisphere eye and mind, commenting on the southern hemisphere lifestyle and all sorts of other stuff too, of course.

So, this is home: windswept, isolated and breathtakingly beautiful.