Poor life choices

I was so naive! For a short while I truly believed that my Monstera deliciosa ‘variegata’ had learned somehow from its past mistake of producing an all white leaf as its third leaf. For a young plant it’s not the wisest thing to do. The plant struggled to survive winter, but oh my, this springContinue reading “Poor life choices”

No escape…

For the first time in a very long time, we’ll stay at home for the weekend. We usually escape the house, because we don’t want to walk on eggshells all day long to keep the downstairs psycho witch off her broom. Me and the team had some spontaneous field work this morning, and that tookContinue reading “No escape…”

Chinese beauties

Yeah, yeah. Of course this Thursday post is about snakes. And no! This post’s title is not clickbait. Well, and even if it made you click because you expected something else – I disagree. You’re the one in the wrong. Not me. This title is spot-on. I just want to keep it short today andContinue reading “Chinese beauties”

How are you today?

“How are you today?” my therapist asked me. I responded with a laugh – not sure what I was laughing about. I wasn’t sure. How am I today? “I feel good, I guess… Busy, hot and sweaty,” I said. “Running around, dousing fires.” “And the parking here sucks! Sorry I’m late,” I added. It prettyContinue reading “How are you today?”

Thanks you!

Just after crossing the Cambodian-Thai border and immediately treating ourselves to a delicious Pad Thai lunch, we hopped onboard of a train westward. We had a couple of hours ahead of us, and in stark contrast to trains southbound from Bangkok, this train was almost brand new. It reminded me of certain western European lineContinue reading “Thanks you!”

Monday meltdown – disaster edition

Today was an absolute disaster, that started off with a couple of different Monday meltdown events. Or well. Heatwave meltdowns of the weekend that culminated in this horror show that was today. It could have been a wonderful day. A meeting on the final designs for the summer experiments. Another meeting with a new collaboratorContinue reading “Monday meltdown – disaster edition”

Warm and sweaty

God, it’s warm today. We’re visiting my mother in the east of the Netherlands, just before driving back to Bavaria tonight and tomorrow – we’ll sleep somewhere halfway. This weather though. It’s no joke. Luckily, my mother set up a play pool for the kids, to their great appreciation. I have mixed feelings about theContinue reading “Warm and sweaty”