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Table Quiz, DCU NuBar, Wed 18 July, 6.30pm

Monday, July 9th, 2012

I am organizing a table quiz and proceeds go to Foot2Africa .

Teams of up to 4.
10€ per Person, 6€ for students.
Sign up on the evening; come as a team or join a team.

I went to Tanzania last year - not traveling this year myself, but one of my colleagues from Engineering will go together with his wife and deliver money, cameras and other much needed items.

We will have a
1) table quiz
2) raffle 

The (growing) list of prizes you can see below ;)

You can
1) bring your friends
2) drop off used digital cameras with rechargeable batteries for the Msamaria Photo project
3) buy Rudisha products (bags, aprons, jewellery)
4) buy Tanzania postcards with pictures from the Msamaria photo project and more.

Update (16 July)

Some fantatsic new team prizes for the Table Quiz on Wednesday:
team voucher for 4 gâteau at Le Petit Cafe, the French coffee shop with home-made cake at the corner of Ballymun Road and St Pappins Road!
All you have to do is come and win the table quiz :)

Prizes for the Table Quiz & the Raffle: 

Some of the team prizes
2 Swahili classes for a team from
Home-made Cake
NuBar Team Voucher

Wine & more
Extra dry Prosecco
Organic Elderflower Cordial
Dry White Wine

Food & stuff
Italian Pudding & Ice Dishes
Sardinian Torrone
Gourmet Jelly Beans
Rosey Tea pot & tea cup

All kinds of things
2 Salsa Classes with Christiano Colucci
Spring toy for your desk
Souvenir from South Africa

Ian Rankin, Exit Music
The Culchie’s Guide to Dublin & a Dublin Street Atlas
Robert Kee, Ireland’s History

Pre-Tanzania Training @ TVP

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Just got back from a 3,5 hr training session. This sounds a lot worse than it was - it was actually a nice evening. Here we were, all 15 of us, full of enthusiasm and with loads of ideas to share on fund raising, travel preparation and so on.

It is a nice group going out over the summer - students, teachers, a lawyer and myself. Most of us will work either in the nursery or the orphanage. One lucky girl will work in the new music school which has been set up last year in cooperation with the Walton’s School of Music. The woman right beside me - I can’t remember her name, I’m clearly over-worked - will be working in the conservation project. She is looking forward to planting trees - apparently a welcome change to her usual office job. Unfortunately I won’t see most of them again before our debriefing session in the fall, since I will have returned to Europe before most of them leave for Tanzania. I also noticed that except for two people, including myself, everybody else is travelling in pairs.

Wes from TVP gave an introduction to Moshi. It was very interesting - he clearly knows what he is talking about. Although TVP is only three years old, he has been to Moshi four years in a row now. If I can confirm all his impressions on my return it will have been one of the best months in my life ;) Ciara from TVP joined us half-way through the session. It was great being able to talk to her. There are a few details to consider when travelling as a woman and she knew all about it.

Next stop on my way to Tanzania is tomorrow evening’s baking session for the Coffee Morning on Wednesday. But the very next stop is my bed.

lala salama!

Coffee morning this Wednesday *10-12, Inter Faith Center*

Monday, April 18th, 2011

I’d like to invite you to my Coffee Morning with tea & coffee and (thanks to my lovely colleagues and friends) home-made cakes with recipes from Germany, India, Ireland and Romania.

It’s on this Wednesday, 20 April
10 am - 12.30pm in the

Inter Faith Center on DCU Campus.

I am raising funds for my work with the Volunteer Projects in Tanzania. I will go to Tanzania with The Volunteer Projects  (opens in new window) and I will work with women who want to start their own small businesses. I will guide them in developing a business plan and a marketing strategy and will probably teach them some Business English as well. I will be in Moshi (opens in new window) for five weeks from 6 May until 9 June.

Hope to see many of you at the coffee morning;)

Table Quiz tonight with special prize!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I just received a last minute prize donation for tonight’s table quiz (7pm, Matt Weldon’s) :

The Swahili Institute (opens in new window) offers a 2 hour introduction to Swahili. The winner can bring a number of friends to the free introductory session. From my own experience I can only recommend it! It is a fun language and not too difficult to learn. Having said that: I’m still a bit anxious how the “on-road test”  will go, once I’m in Tanzania…

Table Quiz Prep: done! Coffee morning: in the making..

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Obviously the reservation for the room has been made. Matt Weldon’s bar in the back, next Tuesday (12 April), 7pm - depending on numbers we can move to a bigger room upstairs. So please RSVP! Contact: sabine_moebs AT

We now have a set of questions that would do any table quiz proud. My friend Marian Flanagan’s dad supplies most of the questions, seconded by Caroline Connolly from MacCoole Tours, an equally able table quiz expert;) Caroline will guide us through the evening. Anyone who has been on one of her tours or at one of her table quizzes knows, a fun evening is guaranteed!

Need I mention that on top of that we have a colorful selection of prizes? If you and your team don’t win the quiz you can always try your luck with a few raffle tickets;)

If you can’t make it to the table quiz: come to our coffee morning on Wednesday 20 April from 10.00 - 12.30h in the main foyer of the Inter Faith Center on DCU campus. We will offer a variety of home-made cakes. So far I can promise a mix of Irish, Romanian, German and Indian recipes. Stay tuned; more details to follow;)

Fundraiser Table Quiz, 12 April 2011

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Support my volunteer work in Tanzania and join me for the
Fundraiser Table Quiz
at Matt Weldon’s (The Slipper), 125 Ballymun Road, Dublin (Glasnevin)
at 7pm, Tuesday, 12 April.

It is 4 EUR per person and a maximum of 4 people per team.

Bring your team or join a team on the night.

Prizes for the winners, as well as raffle prizes are up for grabs;)

RSVP to sabine_moebs AT to confirm numbers with the pub.

THX and hope to see you there;)

Two recipes for Aileen and Lisa;)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

A lot of foods I used to eat I do not eat any longer and I’m feeling much better since then. Feeling much better is one thing, life being a lot more difficult another. Nevertheless, I tried a few “classics” in an updated version. Here are the recipes:

 Olive Bread

250g Wholegrain Spelt Flour
1/2tsp Salt
1tsp Quick yeast
1tsp Honey
175ml Warm Water
3tbsp Olive Oil
75g Pitted olives

1. In a large bowl mix flour, salt, yeast and honey.
2. Add water to teh mixture.
3. While dough is still craggy add the oil and knead until it feels smooth.
4. Leave dough in bowl, covered with a cloth and let rest in a draught free place until double in size or at least notably bigger.
5. Turn dough on a floured surface, add the olives and knead for several minutes.
6.Put it into a 1lg bread tin or place it on an oiled baking sheet.
7. Leave to rise for 25 mins. (I usually just put it into the oven while it preheats)
8. Bake at 220C for 35-40 mins.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

300g (2 cups) spelt flour
1 tbs baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
150g honey
2 medium cooking apples, cored, peeled, chopped
125g (3/4 cup) seedless raisins
125g sunflower
2 eggs, lightly whisked
185mls milk (I replaced that with almond milk)

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients.
3. In another bowl mix all wet ingredients.
4. Combine both mixtures and stir with a large spoon until just combined. It is important that the ingredients are only just combined. If the mixture is over-mixed, the cooked muffins will have a tough texture.
5.  Spoon mixture in muffin pan and bake for 20 mins.

Double the recipe to make between 24-36 muffins. This recipe is for 12, but that depends on how much dough you put in for each muffin.

Guten Appetit;)

The Year of the TOP TEN

Friday, December 21st, 2007

After a Delphi study with the TOP 10 aspects for blended learning in small and medium-sized entreprises, WIRED has a whole list of TOP 10:

TOP 10 Heartbreaking Gadgets

TOP 10 Craziest Ways to Hack the Earth

TOP 10 Best Galleries of the Year

I wish you Happy Christmas and the TOP 10 of your wishes come true in 2008!

Does the Harry Potter Fan Club have a meeting in North Dublin????

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

It is grad season … It is photo season. There is lots to learn about “academic dress”, read more at wikipedia. And it is a mystery in itself, as you can read here; the example of the U of Warwick.

Dublin @ night

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

One of our colleagues from the college left and we all went for a pint (well, it was more like 4-n pints…) From there we went to find food, but ended up walking along the Liffey, Jeanie Johnston and finally went home. There are strange things happening in the city - the weekend before Kate killed Colin! At her birthday. Well, he was the birthday cake. Oh, speaking of animated animals - what do you think about the penguin?