Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2017

SUP-ing on Lake Starnberg

Last weekend, after years of wanting to try it, I finally managed to give SUP - Stand up paddling a go. 

My gym had organized a 1-hour session with the surf school at the Nordbad Tutzing on Lake Starnberg and even sorted out rides for everyone by carpooling.

I was quite anxious about how difficult it would be to stand up on the wobbly board but honestly - piece of cake! I only fell in right at the end! 

There were 15 of us and 2 guides who took us out on the lake and it was pure magic. It was a quiet, slightly overcast morning and the scenery of the alps in the not-so-far distance - breathtaking! 

Granted, it wasn't very easy to heave my belly back on the board  but with the calm instructions of the guide and a team mate stabilising the board from the other side I managed just fine.

If you ever get the chance to try it - go for it! I would recommend an introduction course to learn the basic technique.

I'm hoping to get another chance this summer and am very keen to try out the SUP in Cornwall on my holiday in September. Obviously now it's time to get a Gopro-camera!

Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

Happy Wonky Heidi

Instead of telling you about the usual stuff that makes me happy like chocolate and cake I want to tell you about last nights Sing-along-concert.

I've said before that it is my deep belief that singing makes you happy and it certainly works for me.

Luckily in Munich we have a thing that's called Volxgesang, which comes from the word folk musik (

(copyright: Volxgesang)

It's basically an evening at the pub where you can sing-along to about 25 old-time favourites and chart-hits being accompanied by guitar or piano. The song texts are projected to the wall because we all know that we never can remember the lyrics. 

Julian, my favourite entertainer is a proper Robbie Williams on stage and knows how to please a crowd.

The one rule the organizers have is: You can never sing too loud or too off-key! 

Yesterday the set list contained songs like, unfortunately I can't remember every single one:

Hotel California
Morning has broken
Lemon tree
Dancing Queen
Mercedes Benz
Country Roads
Here comes the sun

German/Austrian titles:
Ham kummst
Ich war noch niemals in New York
Über den Wolken 
Freude schöner Götterfunken
Am Tag als Conny Kramer starb
Du entschuldige, I kenn di
Griechischer Wein

So you get the gist. It is soo liberating to sing out loud in public, no matter how out-of-tune and I always keep waving my arms like Pavarotti, full of passion. I can't wait for the next concert but as I can't make the September one I'll have to wait until the 21st of October. 

Come and join me, it'll be a night to remember!