Blog 2016

24 – 26 December 2016 Broken Muses wishes a Very Merry Christmas! 9 December 2016 Both Germany and Austria have come up with their ‘word of the year’. In Germany it is what would translate roughly to ‘post-factual’, I believe in English the word is ‘post-truth’, not quite the same but there you go. The Austrian word of the year is ‘Bundespräsidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung’ which translates somehow to ‘postponement of presidential run-off ballot re-elections’ but is much better described here. 8 December 2016 ‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.’ – Coco Chanel 7 December 2016 ‘You don’t …

Blog 2015

16 December 2015 I had a first in a lifetime experience today. Not only did I have the new experience of flying from Germany via Poland to Romania but also another one: a true alcoholic was sitting on the seat next to me from Warsaw to Bucharest. He had brought a small flask of brandy on board. The brandy bottle’s cap also served as a shot glass. Great design and very handy I should say. He nodded when he first sat down. No further pleasantries were exchanged. When the bottle wad first opened, I tried to look the other way. …

Blog 2014

30 December 2014 Thanks for your valuable comment on Dec 29th blog entry dear Charlotte. I could not agree more that a chauffeur should always be in uniform and jeans with a mere Kermit-green polo shirt is most inappropriate. For a shirt I would have suggested olive or khaki at the most for an Olivia. By the way, I found out that “Harry” means “ok” in Sinhalese. 29 December 2014 News from rainy Sri Lanka: The roundtrip ended without a single ray of sunshine. Novel that in a country that is supposed to have good weather most of the time …