Books I read in 2020 – Fiction

Not gonna wish you a happy new year, it’s certainly too late for that… However, I do hope you had a good start to 2021 and lots of things to look forward to!

If one of those things is picking up new books then allow me to look back on my reads of 2020 – so that you can check out what I’ve been reading. And who knows, maybe even find your next read somewhere in the list as well! Continue reading “Books I read in 2020 – Fiction”

#NotMyAriel Seriously?

Okay, I don’t think it is a surprise to anyone when I say that I love Disney movies. I grew up with them, I still frequently watch them as an adult. But.

I, as an adult, am now very much aware that Disney movies are by no means unproblematic afternoon entertainment for the kiddos (or the grownups) that you can just turn on for them and that’s that. Disney and Disney’s storytelling is sometimes very problematic and I believe that should be reflected on when watching these movies. To learn from it.

Continue reading “#NotMyAriel Seriously?”

Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show Birmingham NEC 2019

A very delayed reflection.

On the last weekend of February, we ventured out to Birmingham to visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in the NEC. Having great fun with backpacking, camping and glamping already, we have been toying with the idea of a home on wheels for quite a while now. So we booked ourselves tickets to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. It was the first time for us to go to a motorhome expo and so we got quite excited to see some of the vehicles up close to get a feel for layouts and sizes. Continue reading “Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show Birmingham NEC 2019”

Disneybounding Part III

Experiencing the magic

Disneybounding in World Disney World Florida.
After about 8 months of build-up and preparations (see here), it was finally here – the time to go to Disney and with it the time to experience what it is like to participate in Disneybounding in an actual Disney Park.

In this article, I describe what Disneybounding was like, not what Disney was like in general – if you are interested in that, have a look at the respective post that is coming soon. Continue reading “Disneybounding Part III”

How not to be inspired and something about chocolate

Inspiration is an odd thing. Just like motivation, it is powerful when it’s there but it is also fragile and fleeting. Whilst I generally believe that we should never rely on inspiration to get us closer to our goals – as habit, strategy and planning will get us much further much faster – it is certainly nice to have a little extra spark. So I went to seek out that inspiration boost. And failed. Continue reading “How not to be inspired and something about chocolate”