Lech Am Arlberg - Winterwonderland

19 12 2013


This picture is from last year when it snowed early.

This years december is a lot warmer and we are still waiting for snow.

We will again spend a few days after Christmas in this beautiful mountain village in the Austrian alps.

The picture shows my favorite view from the slopes looking down on the village and the Omeshorn mountain.

It's late afternoon and the sunset spreads a few last golden moments. The slopes are quiet.

Everybody went back to the cabins after a day spent outside in the crisp air...

Time to read and play and to look forward to a delicious mountain dinner by the fire. 

So wonderful!

Lech am Arlberg Austrian Alps by lebenslustiger.com

More Winterwonderland @ BIWYFI

Happy Day,


Dreaming About A Round Table And The Thing With My Ears

03 12 2013

Ever since I re-pinned this picture on Pinterest I can't get it out of my head.

First i didn't even know why, besides that it just looks beautiful all over with the Eames chairs and the large light.

But then it became clear to me: It's because of the round table.

round table

I envision communication must be so nice sitting at a round table, right?

You can see everybody much better compare to a square table and in my dream I can also hear everybody much better.

I am severely hearing impaired. 

I lost my right hearing a few years ago and "gained" a constant tinnitus.

Ever since, communication - especially with more the one person at a time - is challenging for me.

Partys and concerts are difficult. Because of the all over sound I can't hear the person directly talking to me. Same with larger dinner settings at home or at friends.

I did try different hearing aids but the sound was always quite artificial and the wearing cumbersom.

I probably need to invest more time and energy finding the right device but since I am o.k. during the day with my family, I haven't done it yet.

I also needed quite some time/years to finally accept, that my hearing is really gone.

The lost happened overnight. I woke up in the middle of the night with pain in my right ear, took a painkiller and went back to sleep.

When I woke up in the morning, the world was spinning and my hearing was gone, a constant tinnitus was hammering in my head. It was absolutely horrible.

I did go to see doctors but I didn't go immediately to the hospital for sudden hearing loss which was probably a big mistake. Even though I have been later told that there wouldn't had been help or a cure anyway. It was very surprising to learn, that - compare to other body parts - very little is known and possible about the ears medicinal. And it makes sense, because you just can't open it up and take a look what's wrong. Even scans have limitations.

I think I just couldn't believe and grasp, that something so major and which such consequences would happen to me. And that it would last. Forever.

Because I have always been - and actually still are - a big believer in the self-healing capacities of the body. 

Well - back to the round table! 

Maybe it's an illusion that I'm able to hear better in a round setting but I would love to have a large round dinner table for the new apartment.

We currently have a long, quite narrow square one which sits 8 to 10 people. I could use that one as my new desk/work table...and then...

I already talked to a wood person because it's rare to find a larger round table ready made. 

I will let you know, what happens...

If you have experiences with a larger, round table PLEASE let me know, because there is barely any information out there.


Happy Day,