Monthly Archives: May 2005

Spotted flycatcher or Florian, for some it doesn’t matter

Tonight, we were sitting outside on our patio, eating dinner. Suddenly, there was an outcry – Florian had been bitten by something. This little something jumped off of Florian’s hand onto the table. There it was, a nasty flea! Shriiiiek! … Continue reading

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From Genoa to Tvärminne

As the algae problems also persist up here in Tvärminne, we had to find alternative food sources for our Daphnia. Luckily, Dieter has large stocks of pesto because traditionally he eats spaghetti with pesto after sauna, i.e. every Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Relativisation

I can’t keep back what Sandra recently said when she philosophised late in the evening: “Die Welt der Biologen ist klein. Aber schön.” (The biologists’ world is small. But beautiful.) Has she gotten sentimental up here? I hope this won’t … Continue reading

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Working hard, hardly working?

Well, as you may have noticed, our last blog entry was posted a whole week ago. This more ore less coincides with the arrival of the “maestro”, at least that’s what Dieter is called by one of the Tvärminne staff … Continue reading

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Group meeting

You thought there are no group meetings up here? RUBBISH! Of course, we do have them here as well. But there is more to these meetings than discussing science, especially on shopping days after buying very yammy Finish “bulle” baked … Continue reading

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Sleep comfort

If you’ve ever slept in a French bed and think that it was pretty soft, you’ve never slept on a Tvärminne mattress. Over a much too soft frame they put a much too soft mattress consisting almost exclusively of much … Continue reading

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Throttle control cramp

I guess by now everybody knows that Florian and I still don’t have a car driving license. However, that doesn’t bar us from riding the fastest horses in the Tvärminne racing stable. Not that we’d have to compensate for something, … Continue reading

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A tiger on its walk

Although Finland might not be the first place you would go to look around for butterflies and moths, the Tvaerminne area offers some nice species. One of them is the brown tiger moth (Hyphoraia aulica), which will be on its … Continue reading

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Slavery in Finland

Someone – well, it was Dieter – asked whether there is nothing to do up here except taking pictures and cracking jokes, and why we didn’t mention the female contributor, Sandra, yet. No, she didn’t decide to become more serious. … Continue reading

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Desktop picture

Although we are also sitting at our computers, almost no interesting paper can attract our attention. Behind the screen we have a scenery that is much more picturesque and interesting. If you are jealous, use our view out of the … Continue reading

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