• Learning

    My goals for September

    Summer is coming to an end and September will be busy. My son is starting nursery school and my daughter has just resumed school. I have also some doctor appointments for the children. And I have some further projects too. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. My data science project I have been interested in learning more about data science for some time now and I finally decided to start working on that. I enrolled to some data science courses on Coursera. I started with the IBM data science course „What is data science?“ which was still pretty easy.  Then, I attempted the…

  • Books

    Book review: The October Man (Ben Aaronovitch)

    Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the Rivers of London series. You can see my review of the books here. I am writing a distinct review about The October Man because although the book includes references to Peter Grant and other characters of the Rivers of London books, the story takes place in Germany and the main character is Tobias Winter, who is the German Peter Grant. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. The October Man In this story, we discover the KDA, the German equivalent of the Folly. Like in the UK, this is a very small department. The Director is a…

  • Languages

    Learning languages with the Birkenbihl method

    As I am looking for ways to improve my language skills, I found about Vera Birkenbihl method for language learning. I watched her videos on Youtube and read about her and her method.  Who is Vera Birkenbihl? Vera Birkenbihl was a German motivation coach who was most known for the language learning method she developed. She was born in 1946 and she died in 2011. As a young woman, she began to develop learning methods and then developed the Birkenbihl method for language learning in the 80s. She wrote books and gave speeches on a wide range of subjects: brain-friendly learning and teaching method, analytical and creative thinking, personal development…