Hamburg Harbor

A quick business trip to Hamburg:

Indian Summer

A 3-week vacation started at the beginning of September – during which, for various reasons, we didn’t go anywhere unfortunately – just ended and we both started working again and we both got swamped with stuff which backed up during our leave. I guess now we could use a real vacation where we could get away and relax for a bit ;-) Well, maybe in the Christmas vacation or next year.

After a period of colder weather, it got surprisingly nice outside and we have now what they call Indian Summer. It’s very nice outside, no clouds, blue sky and temperatures above 23 degrees. A bit of mini summer at the end of autumn. Bit foggy and chilly in the mornings but after that quite nice. It’s supposed to last until at least end of next week or so. So today we got out and we went to two Flee markets, one in Esslingen and one in Stuttgart. Read more »

The perfect coffe cup (I think …)

Some two years ago I was debating the finer points of those coffee cups you can take out with you. At the time four cups were tested and we found all of them … lacking. Over those two years the quest continued and recently we found another one:

We bought it from Tchibo and it’s supposed to be a designer cup, made by some dude I have never heard of. That’s not so important, the important part is that it works. It’s solid, keeps the coffee warm for a long time, easy to drink from and you can close it via a button push. So far it has no problem with the dishwasher, it does not leak or anything. The only “disadvantage” is that it’s bright green but that’s the only color we could find at the time.

Another slightly annoying thing is that the cup itself does not fit perfectly in the car’s cup holder but that’s not the cup’s fault so I’ll let that pass. Overall, good stuff. Maybe our quest is finally over!

Around a lake

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