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Anne’s Minestrone col Pesto

Posted by Anne on September 28th, 2012

6 servings 90 minutes 200g dried mixed pulses (e.g. red kidney beans, white beans, pinto beans, spelt, “green grain” (unripe spelt), red lentils, split peas, red or brown rice. I use Davert’s “Bunte Minestrone/ varied minestrone” mix, art.no. 49810) 1 large white onion 1 small leek 4 small peeled waxy potatoes 2 carrots 2 parsley […]

My six jobs before becoming a teacher

Posted by Anne on May 23rd, 2010

Lindsay Clandfield on his lovely “Six Things” blog has invited us to think back to six jobs we held before becoming a teacher. Good question! None of the English teachers I know have had a straight career. Something drives us to do this crazy job, opening up to anyone and everyone as we support them […]

Seebock

Posted by Anne on April 19th, 2010

It’s spring. Deep breath. Smile. On Sunday we built up the catamaran, our Dart 18, the Seebock. It’s now sitting down by the beautiful Ammersee, ready to go. Looks good, but could use a new trampoline and some lines. The water was 7.5 degrees centigrade, brrrr, so we decided to go and have potato-leek soup […]

Girl games

Posted by Anne on March 20th, 2010

Today I’m very honored to be a visiting blogger on Chris Adam’s Bits ‘n Bob’s Show ‘n Tell, as part of his Mirror Posts/ Through the Looking Glass series. A post in his great San Francisco blog about a very surrealistic art show, “Altered Barbie”, leading to an equally surrealistic day, set my imagination off. […]

Question: What role do elderly parents play in your life?

Posted by Anne on November 29th, 2009

My mother died last week, and I’m mourning and thinking back. When I decided to stay here in Germany, an ocean away, I automatically decided against sharing her day-to-day life and being there to help her with her big and small needs. Not being there has felt morally wrong, always. After all, you simply can’t […]

What’s my line?

Posted by Anne on October 15th, 2009

I have a new job, translating for an upmarket agency two days a week. I wanted to do something for my brain that involves longish trains of thought and very concise formulation, and I think this will be good for me. So Tuesday and Thursday I’m over there. Then, on Mondays I’m writing an online […]

Care

Posted by Anne on October 12th, 2009

to care for someone/ something to take care of someone/ something to care about someone/ something to provide care to someone to be careful with to be caring caretaker caregiver a careworn face not to have a care in the world… … hopefully