Monday, 31 December 2012

The Muppets

Ok, ok, I´m silly I know, but I have to do it :)
Here are some of The Muppets - dig it or leave it.

Happy New Year!

And all the best for all of you, my friends!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas :)

Royal Guardsmen - It Kinda Looks Like Christmas
The Microns - Christmas Stocking

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Make Do And Mend

So, why this?
I´ll try to tell why I like the look of England  :)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Fir Tree

It´s near to christmas now, and I´ll take the opportunity to post the wonderful fairytail The Fir Tree from Hans Christian Andersen. I know it since I was a child, and I´m glad I found the illustration I used to look at.
Make yourself a mug of coffee, grab a biscuit and let´s get soppy together, it´s so much wisdom in this piece of literature.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

London - Northern Heights Parkland Walk, Finsbury Park, Haringey

After two days cold and rain, the sun came out. I decided to walk the Northern Heights Parkland Walk from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park. This former railway track was built in order to serve Alexandra Palace, but missed joining the London's Underground in the Second World War.
This day started with sun and starlings were singing, feel invited to come with me for a walk!

Here is the link to the friends of the Parkland Walk.

Friday, 14 December 2012

London - Islington, Chapel Market, Kings Cross

Another sunny day, took the bus some stations to Islington.

Central London

Nice and sunny monday today, with 91 bus down to the central parts of London.

London - Alexandra Palace, Crouch End, Hornsey

At least, here are some pictures from the region where I'm staying in London. Unfortunately there is a lack of representative landmarks.
So let us take Alexandra Palace at first, then go right down into Crouch End and it's farmer's market, and back to Hornsey.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Saint Lucy's Day

The 13th of december is a day in Sweden for celebrating Sankta Lucia. The youth is wearing white long dresses, some girls are Lucia, they are carrying a wreath with light on the head. Early in the morning they go singing and serving breakfast, for example Lussebullar, for their parents and friends. This celebration is known since 1780. About hundred years earlier, the day before Lucia was known as the shortest day of the year.

Sankta Lucia

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Play some music :)

Dear friends, I am leaving for London early tomorrow :)
For those who are staying at home, here is a nice link to make your own music! Follow the recommendation on that site, there is even more interesting stuff. Have fun!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


This little post is dedicated to "meine Tanzmäuse" - love you all!

London Calling :)

The Clash - London Calling

I´m happy to announce, I´m leaving for London! :) To get in the right mood, here some links:
Sounds of London
London Historian´s Blog
London Underground
Church Bells of London
Banksy Locations Map

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Let It Snow :)

Vaughn Monroe - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow


Snow Pt1

The first snow is falling. I want to show you a nice site with explanations of what snow is, click here.

Frank Zappa - Don´t Eat The Yellow Snow

Saturday, 1 December 2012


I don´t like jazz :(

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Jacques Tati - Monsieur Hulot - Pt1

One of my favourite movies is "Les Vacances de M. Hulot" of Jacques Tati, he is also acting M. Hulot.
A bunch of european are making holidays in a french holiday resort by the sea. M. Hulot is clumsy but of good nature, causing mishaps everywhere he appears.
What I love about this movie is the way Jacques Tati pictures the humans, carefully watching their behaviour does he always remain gentle when presenting them to the viewer.
I want to show you some of the videos I found on the net. I tried to put them into their chronological order.
Have fun :)

Les Vacances de M. Hulot - Quel Temps Fait-il A Paris?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Full Moon

Feel invited to take a close look on the moon here. Unfortunately the full moon of tonight is not a blue moon. Anyhow, here´s a lovely piece of music.

Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Let´s go shopping!

I like taking pics of shop windows, especially when some reflections can be seen. It sometimes adds an other dimension to the stuff in the window.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Creative Friends, Pt1

It´s really nice to have creative friends, listen what was made of "Meowmania" :) Meoworder

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Spiritual Sunday

El-Hadra - The Mystik Dance

Friday, 23 November 2012

Silly and strange stuff

Sometimes when drifting through the internet I find really silly and strange stuff of all kind. In this post, I want to show you some of them. Click on the links I collected for you and have fun :)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Graffiti Pt5 - Banksy

I lately realised that I saw some of Banksy´s graffiti´s in Bristol. I do like them a lot, so here is his homepage, click on the images to view more pics. You can also watch a lot of his street art here.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Graffiti Pt4 - Bremen

Those of you who have been watching my blog for longer knows that I´m friend of graffiti and all kind of street art. So here are some of my latest ones, enjoy :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Golden - The Harvest Of Life

It was a sunny sunday morning, a wonderful day for taking pics in the nearby allotments.
As old people can be beautiful and shiny in their wisdom, the nature is gleaming golden in times of autumn.
I dedicate this post to my old and very dear friend in Nottingham :)

Chet Baker - Autumn Leaves

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Weird music!

Today I want to introduce a weird music producer to you, Joe Meek! His life story is really strange, so go and check it out. Come with me folks and listen to vampires, spacemen, cowboys and spooks!

Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Dribcots Space Boat
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Love Dance Of The Saroos
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Magnetic Field
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Orbit Around The Moon
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - The Bublight
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Valley Of No Return
Joe Meek & The Blue Men - Valley Of The Saroos
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
John Leyton - There Must Be
The Checkmates - The Spy
The Checkmates - West Point
The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire
The Spooks - The Spook Walks
The Tornados - Robot
The Tornados - Telstar
Gemini (The Original Tornados) - Goodbye Joe

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Being part of The-Beatles-Mania Pt4 - The Rutles

Lately a whole evening on tv was dedicated to The Beatles. It was the first time I heard about  The Rutles, a band making parodies of The Beatles. Their music was great :) Here is their movie "All You Need Is Cash".

Check out the webpage of Neil Innes.

Friday, 2 November 2012


It´s time for some music again. I made this compilation round about 15 years ago, but I think, it´s still nice. Relax and enjoy!

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Mostly I´m not very fond of autumn, but this day turned out to be beautiful. It has been freezing the last two nights, so the leaves on the trees are showing their brightest colours. As we had to put back our clocks one hour today, I didn´t meet many people as I did my tour on the bicycle. The ride took me through the Bürgerpark and along the Wümme on the dikes through Blockland.
Look at this, it was amazing! :)

Moody Blues - Forever Autumn

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Round about 90 km frome where I live is the old town Minden in North-Rhine Westphalia.
I arrived on a sunny sunday and took a walk around in the historic centre watching the old buildungs.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Being part of The-Beatles-Mania Pt3 - Covers

I heard about an album with the worst covers of The Beatles, so I started to look where to find them. At last I found this link with some very fine pieces of covers. They are sung by Telly Savalas, Sean Connery, Tiny Tim, and others. Don´t forget to check out the comments!
There I also found La Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa, somehow very nice, aren´t they? :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Beautiful people

As my pictures mostly are without people, here´s some beautiful beings for those who are missing them :) All pictures were taken from this site. Enjoy!

Papua New Guinea

Feeling Good

Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Zombies

Here they are, The Zombies, they deserves a post of their own :)

The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
The Zombies - A Rose For Emily
The Zombies - Beechwood Park
The Zombies - Leave Me Be
The Zombies - She´s Not There
The Zombies - Summertime
The Zombies - Tell Her No
The Zombies - Time Of The Season

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Eric´s story

Rubens - old man
The story Eric told me accompanied me on my journey, so I want to tell you the story he kindly shared with me.
It was sunny on the day Okka, Harry and I arrived at Felixstowe. The street was steep, and at the top, we had to separate because of our destinations.
As we hugged, an old man watched us and fell over. So we went to him, washed the wound on his knee and gave him one of my plasters.
And as we sat on the street, he asked Okka and I where we were from, and he was reminded of his life story, which he started to tell us.

The simple life of Olde England :)

Like Anonymous lately said, it is some kind of a time travel when going on holiday to England :)
For example the flushing of toilets.
Yes, I want to talk about the situation of the english toilets, so, let´s pop in to the ladies.

Flushing Toilet

Friday, 28 September 2012

Pink Floyd

Some evenings, as the battery of my mobile was well charged I listened to Pink Floyd. It´s time for a compilation with some of their older stuff. Listen and enjoy my friends!

Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
Pink Floyd - Scarecrow
Pink Floyd - The Gnome
Pink Floyd - See-Saw
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Pink Floyd - Remember A Day
Pink Floyd - Julia Dream
Pink Floyd - A Pillow Of Winds
Pink Floyd - Grantchester Meadows
Pink Floyd - Cirrus Minor
Vogelgezwitscher Wald

Syd Barrett

Graffiti Pt3 - Rotterdam

This is the end ...

... and suddenly it came very fast. But it´s also a beginning of something new :))

Monday, 24 September 2012

Isle of Wight

I wasn't really sure where to go after Beer, but my dear friend Okka who I met in Harwich in the beginning of my journey, recommended Isle of Wight to me, so that Island became my aim. Somehow I don't have the urge to go on drifting around in England any longer, so I stayed on the Isle of Wight for one and a half weeks - never stayed longer at any other place :) And I had luck with the weather, most of the days turned out to be sunny. I pitched up my tent on a camp site on the west coast, in Freshwater, from where I made long walks along the island.
My dear friends be well prepared for a big post :)
And watch webcam here :)

Seaton Tramway

As I arrived at Seaton, I had the opportunity to take the Seaton Tramway to Colyton :)

Autumn equinox

I have already seen it since some weeks. But it has definitely become autumn in Olde England. On saturday, 22. September, at 16:49, was the autumn equinox. A lot of the flowers are gone, the colours of nature are changing and the leaves are falling. I have started to pick blackberries on my way, never seen so many before :) The sun is down at 7 o'clock, immediately it's getting cold, I can watch white clouds when catching breath, and my sleeping bag is far to thin for this time of the year. It's time to go back to Germany.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Beer, oh yes, a lovely name, isn't it? Even if I appreciate the english cider, a lovely name for a sweet village. I'm staying here already the second day/night. Beer has a beach full of pebbles, gulls, beach huts, equipment of the fishermen, boats, and deckchairs. So, sorry again, here's a post with all these stuff :) But probably the post will grow later on, with other things. The weather is sunny and warm, and I can take walks along the coast path, either to the left, to Seaton, where I at least found this library with a computer, or to the right.

Donkey Sanctuary

Finally, I reached it, the Donkey Sanctuary. You can watch them on webcam here. I had a nice day cuddling a lot of these funny fellows - I even got bitten! For sure it was because the deep affection she felt for me :)


In Sidmouth is the beginning of the Jurassic Coast. So I asked one of the couples in the beach huts if they would keep an eye on my bike. And as they did I made a long walk on the beautiful red beach of Sidmouth.


I can't stay too long because I want to reach the ferry from Starcross to Exmouth. And as always, right in time for the last one :) You can watch Exmouth from this webcam.


The first town at the sea after Dartmoor is busy Teignmouth. Love to see sweet beach huts and boats again :)


Ever heard of Ashburton? Me neither. But I actually fell in love with the colours of this first biggest town after rolling down from Dartmoor.