December Link Love
In my monthly link love I’m sharing articles, pictures, books and videos I’ve clipped during the last month. We were on vacation over Thanksgiving and I was busy doing nothing. That’s why this December Link Love is rather short. If you have a book or and interesting article you want to share, please comment! Thank you.
And yes, it is DECEMBER! The last month of the year. I can hardly believe it. It’s an old truth that time goes by faster the older you get, but it’s not easy to accept this reality when it is actually yourself getting older and feeling that clocks are ticking faster and faster.
During the holiday season everyone is busy, but let’s not forget how we really want to spend our precious time and it is the most valuable gift we can give our children. #zeitschenken
If you’re into Christmas commercials like I am, check out the best Christmas Adverts 2017 so far.
The choir of the WDR 3 (a German radio station) made people stop and listen to a Christmas song last Sunday at the Cologne Central station. I ❤️ flashmobs and I would really like to experience one myself.
A quick addition to my December Link Love: My blogger friend Tina Busch has shared beautiful gift ideas for your loved ones. Schöne Weihnachtsgeschenke für Lieblingsmenschen.
I’ve only read two books in November, but I loved them both.
Das Glücksprojekt von Alexandra Reinwarth.
A story about how a woman tries to make herself happier. Very simple and effective tips and an entertaining read. Not to mistake with Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”.
People & the World
Our daughter will turn 14 in a bit more than 3 weeks! But even if you don’t have a teenage daughter, so should absolutely read this:
This is a very interesting article about global citizens and their identity and future.
Why we should all stop using plastic straws. Seriously.
This article is a fiery plea to finally end the trophy killing of Africa’s most majestic and endangered animals from the CEO of the Humane Society, Wayne Pacelle. And another reason to hate Donald Trump.
But would Mike Pence be the better alternative? I never liked the conservative politician whose beliefs are shaped by religion and money. In the NPR story on Fresh Air the New Yorker writer, Jane Meyer talks about what kind of president Mike Pence would make and I’m afraid that he could even be worse.
We just got back from Costa Rica last Wednesday and it seems so much longer. We had a fantastic time in several places of this beautiful country. I can definitely recommend Costa Rica as travel destination. Here are some reasons why it is such a great place.
Our guide in Manuel Antonio National Park told us this hilarious story about a mistake made by Google Maps caused a conflict between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and apparently it was not the only time that Google Maps assigned territories wrongly.
I wish you a wonderful holiday season, eine wunderschöne Adventszeit and a very merry Christmas!