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My Coffee Table Books – part 1

My Coffee Table Books – Part 1 Away from the screen With this post I start the series of my Coffee Table Books. Meanwhile, some beautiful books have accumulated, which received too little attention during the last 4 years. Why? Because the little time we have left over besides work and family is increasingly spent in front of the computer or mobile phone screen. I can’t free myself from that. Especially if I want to maintain my blog and Instagram feed and at least my online social contacts. In the past, I leafed through the illustrated books several times to immerse myself and just switch off. Maybe I can start doing that again, if I choose a book regularly and introduce it here. What are Coffee Table Books for? The English term Coffee Table Book is mainly used in the United Kingdom and the United States. The ‘Coffee Table’ is a side table. These books of which I speak here are picture books for adults whose diverse contents often deal with art, fashion design, interior …

a new family magazine

Sometimes I take the time to look over the magazine shelf while shopping. Maybe something will catch my eye that is interesting. So I came across the new family magazine of the german Süddeutsche Zeitung – the big smiley and the ‘2 in 1!’ on the cover have pulled with me immediately. Also, the subtitle ‘How to teach children to look after the world’ I found catching. I put the magazine in the shopping cart. I have to say that we do not regularly buy magazines. Most of the time you do not get to read them anyways, and then the paper and your bad conscience pile up. In fact, I read both parts of the magazine completely (even before I had the intention to write about it on a blog!). So if you take off the envelope on the back, you have two separate folders – one for the parents, one for the children (very laudable: it is ad-free). Just pulling apart the two magazines my daughter had fun with, and that she owns …

Tulip fever open air

My husband and I watched the drama Tulip Fever last summer at the Open Air Cinema in Düsseldorf (“Alltours Cinema” since 2017, and before that also “Commerz Real Cinema” or “Frankenheim Open Air Cinema”) It was our first evening out without children since the little one was born (so October 2016!). A great moment, the evening should be something special. I had booked the tickets for the premiere of tulip fever about two weeks before in the hope of good weather. Since I love history films, my husband and I love tulips and Amsterdam, i like to see lead actress Alicia Vikander, the movie seemed perfect to me. Of course the weather forecast for this evening was really bad with rain on that day. However we drove to the bank of the river and wanted to get away from the bad weather forecast. We are not made of sugar. And as if by magic the sun came through, pushing away the gray clouds and leaving us to enjoy a spectacular sun sunset. It stayed dry …