Being late for work: 09:00 til 10:00 am

Traffic has been terrible since the summer holidays ended. This time of the year I should the very latest leave for work at 07.00 am to make sure I am in the office before 09.00 am. BUT….nearly each day I have an excuse for being late: the dog needed longer on it’s walk than usual, I just couldnt find the shirt I wanted to wear, I needed a second cup of coffee to wake up, there seemed to be so much time, and then, all of a sudden it was nearly 07.30 and I left the house in a rush. Truth is, I love the morning hour and would much rather spend it at home.

On good days the trip to Hamburg takes 75 minutes, on bad days, like during  last week it can take up to almost 2 hours. There is almost always a traffic jam in the inner city and last week, shortly after 09.00 am traffic was so slow that I could take some pictures from the car. They show the Alster, the inner part of it, and in the background you can see Hamburg’s city hall. P1030090My way then leads past the main station and after that it is only a few minutes uP1030093ntil I have reached the office:





This article was written as part of the 1 Day 1 World project:

Morning hour: 06:00 til 07:00


When I joined this project I was determined to really cover every hour of the day. But then daily life caught up with me and especially these last weeks have been busy both at work and at home. I skipped last week, but for me the time between 05:00 and 07:00 is the time of the day that I have to myself.

My day starts between 05:15 and 06.30, and the first thing I do every morning is walking the dog. Usually we get home shortly after 06.00. As you can see, it is still dark at that time. Last week we had full moon, which I tried to catch on this photo:


Coming home from our walk I do the obvious things: showering, getting dressed, putting on make-up to get ready for work.I used to skip breakfast for at least 30 years, until I was diagnosed with diabetes II. Since then exercise  and healthy nutrition have become a big issue in my life and I re-introduced breakfast into my daily routine. However, I have always loved fresh fruit and vegetables, and having a slice of bread with tomatoes and cucumbers in the morning doesn’t only taste good but is cheery to look at as well. Breakfast












1 Day 1 World Project: 6:00 am – 7:00 am