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Me at the 2013 Cologne Triathlon weekend. Still smiling after the swim leg - it's going to look slightly less cheerful a few hours later...

Me at the 2013 Cologne Triathlon weekend. Still smiling after the swim leg - it's going to look slightly less cheerful a few hours later...

Running & Triathlon

When I have time, I do like a bit of running, from 10ks to marathons. I have also done a few triathlons (my proudest achievement: 2 half ironmen!). Mind you, I'm by no means a super sporty person! I just like the challenge. I enjoy the atmosphere at events, the people cheering you on at the sides, and the feeling of having completed something I set my mind to.

One of our previous beloved fluffballs: Maxima (2009-2014).

One of our previous beloved fluffballs: Maxima (2009-2014).

Guinea pigs!

I know that #academicswithcats is a thing on Twitter, and many other people post very cute pictures of their dogs. Well, I think there is a big need for more guinea pigs in our lives!

Guinea pigs are truly underrated pets. They are so sociable and just lovely to observe (did you know that they have 11 different vocalizations ?!). If you are already a convert, or if you are thinking about inviting some of these beautiful animals into your home - please get in touch.

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Vegan food

I'm a foodie. I enjoy cooking and baking, but much, much more, I enjoy eating yummy plant-based food. I've been a vegan for 10 years now, and so amazed by how things have changed in terms of availability and quality. No more getting dry, tasteless patties from the German "Reformhaus" - there's wonderful food to be bought and had everywhere.