Week 13.27 – Lemoncello and German

Week 27 from July 1st to July 7th was one of glorious weather in Edinburgh. The city is truly magnificent when the sun shines, it’s just a pity that it shines so rarely! Mum retired this week, a major milestone in her life and kind of a watershed in mine. I’ve also had some distressing […]

Week 13.02 – Polyhedral Fun

Week 2 is from the 7th to the 13th January. We leave Fulda and head back to Edinburgh and I make a squeaky tetrahedron for Katja.   <img alt=”It’s always a sad day when we have to leave Fulda” src=”http://www.kersti.com/blogpics/7471ae7e58b511e28b2322000a1fbe1b_7.jpg” /> 130107 – It’s always a sad day when we have to leave Fulda. This pic […]

A joke for math geeks

This is a bit of an in-joke for the geek mathematicians out there: Einmal besuchte der britische Mathematiker Godfrey Harold Hardy seinen indischen Kollegen Srinivasa Ramanujan im Krankenhaus. Kaum hatte er das Zimmer seines Freundes betreten, teilte Hardy diesem mit, er sei mit dem Taxi Nummer 58008 gekommen, was ja wohl »eine nichtssagende Zahl« sei. […]


On a recent trip to Munich I sampled this traditional Bavarian dish. It’s essentially a smashed up pancake served with stewed apple and it’s very quick and easy to make. The name isn’t really translatable – Kaiser we know as Emperor, but Schmarrn means something like nonsense, or mishmash or rubbish. The story goes that […]

German Holiday

Had an absolutely lovely long weekend in Fulda, Germany. I left work at lunchtime and headed to the airport where I met up with Christian who had flown in from Edinburgh. We then grabbed a flight out to Frankfurt. Sounds rather silly, but it was actually cheaper to do this than for Christian to fly […]


There’s so many bretzel recipes out there that I had avoided making them for so long. A lot of them had accompanying pictures that looked nothing like the gorgeous dark brown and creamy white originals. This one, however, showed a little more promise. This is one of those recipes that is not hard to make…but […]

The arrival and getting my bearings

Oh my, that’s one hell of a trip! I tried very hard not to cry, but in the end couldn’t help myself. Very hard to say goodbye to your husband for three months! The consolation was that I got a window seat and one seat between myself and fellow traveller James. Still, 7 hours from […]


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