Tea

Tea

This is not just any tea. It is Darjeeling First Flush 2013 DJ1 ‘Monteviot’ (b/org), where (b/org) stands for biological and organical. I love the first part (Darjeeling First Flush, and Monteviot) but I doubt the second part (b/org). Mundus vult decipi. It’s the best tea, though and every year I buy a big stash of the new harvest.

Freezing

Freezing

A kidneystone. About a year ago terrible pains started. I had no idea what it could be. I only knew I couldn’t stand or sit or relieve the pain. It was sharp and unavoidable and it was deep inside my body. It turned out to be a kidneystone. Six weeks later it came out and it turned out to be about 4 millimeters long and roughly 3 millimeters thick. I keep it in this little box.

Jip and Janneke

Jip and Janneke

I grew up with this boy and girl under the name of Jip en Janneke, Jip and Janneke. In Polish they are called Julek i Julka. In German Heiner und Hanni, but also Julia und Alexander. In English it’s Mick and Mandy, and also Bob and Jilly. In Spanish Mila y Yaco. In Farsi ییپ و یانکه. In Russian it’s Sasja i Masja, Саша и Маша. In Ivrit, Hebrew language, they are Yip we-Yaneqe. In Ukranian Їп і Яннеке. In Indonesian, Bahasa Indonesia Tono dan Tini. Estonian Jip ja Janneke. Latin Jippus et Jannica. Lithuvanian Jipas ir Janikė. And in transliterard Chinese it’s Yǐyǐhéyāyā. In Simplified Chinese: 乙乙和丫丫. I wouldn’t know if there is an Icelandic version of my young friends.