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Barbara's hive

A look on the honeycomb

14 May
If anyone would ask me about my favourite animal, the answer would be: Bees, of course. And why would that be? Well, thinking about a nearly entirely female society where men are thrown out when their service is not required anymore? I'd never do that, of course (Hmm, should keep that in mind when I'm all alone cleaning the house ...)
No, it's just that the first TV series I was hooked on as a kid was Maja, the bee, an anime based on the book by Waldemar Bonsels. Some sort of early-childhood conditioning, I think. Maja is cheeky, warm-hearted and surely not the typical, hard working neighbour-hive bee. No, after realising that living in the hive meant never ceasing hardships she left with Willy, the ever-lazy drone to drift from one adventure to the next.
Well, I only experience adventures while reading. Books, Magazines, flyers ... nothing is save from me. Always having some books queued up. At one point I discovered the wonderful world of fanfiction - more stuff to read on the net. Hurray!
I'm married, have a 12 17 year old daughter and am working full time. My first language is German (or rather a slang thereof), but after beeing forced to learn English at school, somehow I'm reluctant to let my knowledge of that language slip away. After just havig done reading in English for some years I'm now searching for a way to keep able to articulate myself in my second language. Maybe keeping a LifeJournal can help with that. I hope to befriend some people out there who won't mind incoherencies and mistakes in my ramblings and would not shy away from correcting me now and then.

I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
(Then get your friends to!)

Not all of my posts are open to public - there are just a few things I don't feel comfortable letting open for public display. But as I'm not a very interesting person, there's not much you are missing. It's mostly babbling about my family (my husband, mostly referred to as Drone, and my daughter, aka Larva), my work and horserelated stuff, for Larva and I really like riding.
If you want to get to know me closer nonetheless, why don't you comment on one of my public entries? I don't automatically friend back, just because you added me to your f-list.

My public posts are mostly Harry Potter related.

I'm not very active in fandom, but from time to time my muse get's quickstarted by a challenge and helps me to write the occasional one-shot.
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