Dreamy Cappuccino - Inspiring stories, musings, memoirs

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By: Anja Kersten

Dreamy Cappuccino is where stories, musings and memoirs fill your cup with inspiration. Go on an adventure into the pipes with a mouse who makes incredible music and hear the wild stories of a bench who listens to everything. You may feel like you’re hanging upside down on a branch or on a planet you’ve never heard of before..All stories, musings and memoirs have been written and recorded by Anja Kersten, find out more about here on anjakersten.com. Her e-book ‘Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights for the whacky mind’ is available on all main retailers Amazon etc. The music ha...

Cup of inspiration: fish come from heaven, right?
#7
03/01/2021

This story is in many ways so fitting to our times with our world having pretty much changed from one day to the other. The main character, Robin the seal has to go through something similar. He grows up in a seal sanctuary, where fish rain from heaven until one day, they take him away and nothing is the same anymore. How will he cope? Robin will make you smile and ponder all at the same time. 
Fish come from heaven, right,  has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music...


Cup of inspiration: the cushion of love
#6
02/11/2021

The cushion of love is a poem about what happens when we allow ourselves to feel the fear until it's done and if we are lucky we have an unexpected cushion of love inside ourselves to fall back on to.
The cushion of love,  has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her on her website https://www.chelseaedwardson.com. 


Cup of inspiration: the mole, who thought to be a mole but wasn't
#5
12/09/2020

In this heartwarming story we encounter a mole, who's digging deep tunnels into the earth and decides to not move anymore. He's just siting and waiting, until... Until an angel appears and leads him out of the tunnels. To his surprise the angel reveals to him, that he isn't a mole. Find out who he is in reality and what happens next.
The mole, who thought to be a mole but wasn't,  has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her...


Cup of inspiration: I love ruins
#4
11/06/2020

This is a partly a memoir and a partly a musing. Years ago I encountered Dunboy Castle on the Beara Peninsula in Ireland, before it was rebuilt as a hotel. It was  just a ruin surrounded by cows on a meadow. I love ruins, because they remind us of past times and also remind us, that we can be imperfect, allowing the past to be carried over into the present.
I love ruins has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about...


Cup of inspiration: the rainbow dragon, who looked like a dragonfly
#3
10/13/2020

There's barren land, that's black, bleak and burned, until the narrator finds a rose, asking for help. It's dying and now the adventure starts, because the only one who can help is the rainbow dragon, who looks like a dragon fly residing in the rainbow waterfalls. This story is about looking inside and resurrecting what's nearly been dead, tending to the garden of our own soul, where ultimately the magic resides.
The rainbow dragon, who looked like a dragon fly has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by...


Cup of inspiration: the star, which turned into a starfish
#2
09/26/2020

There's a star, that yearns to fall from the skies into the waters of the sea of life. With the power of his imagination, he makes something sheerly impossible become possible. This is a story about the power of surrender and what magic can happen when we allow ourselves to fall, let go and transform into something else.
The star, which turned into a starfish has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her on her website https://www.chelseaedwardson.com. <...


Cup of inspiration: 5 apples, 10 pieces of lumpsugar, cranberry jelly and a corer
#1
09/08/2020

This is a story about my beloved grandma, who was the queen of the food parcel. Usually she would sent me one of her famous stollen, but not this one time... It turned out to be a heartwarming surprise. What would I give to get another of her food parcels. 
5 apples, 10 pieces of lumpsugar, cranberry jelly and a corer has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her on her website https://www.chelseaedwardson.com. 


Cup of inspiration: Poem for now
#15
08/05/2020

This is a very recent poem, which has been written during lock down in Ireland, depicting Anja's personal experience with the situation; the fears and hopes we deal with in a time of great uncertainty. The question is: Can we create a better world or do we go back to normal...
The poem for now has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well as all the other retailers.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her...


Cup of inspiration: the grand union
#14
07/17/2020

Surrounded by splendour and grandiosity, they never compare themselves with their neighbours. They know who they are, they are the ones, who invite people in. Listen to this surreal little story and find out who they are.
The grand union has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well as all the other retailers.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her on her website https://www.chelseaedwardson.com. 


Cup of inspiration: Albert & Emilia
#13
06/30/2020

Emilia wants change and Albert can't move, he's too set in his old ways. When Emilia starts to walk away into a new life, Albert has to make a choice, whether he's gonna come along or whether his principles are stronger than his love.
Albert & Emilia has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well as all the other retailers.
The music has been composed by Chelsea Edwardson, find out more about her on her website https://www.chelseaedwardson.com. <...


Cup of inspiration: Maybe it is a troll hoover?
#12
06/17/2020

The question is: 'Are the extra terrestrials hoovering the trolls away without us noticing?' Mind you, most of us even don't notice trolls anymore... Which brings me to the next question are houses nervous systems affected by hoovering maniacs or do they rather enjoy it like a massage?
I am leading you through a labyrinth of very important questions, we all should consider. I might not have the answers to them, but asking questions is more important than having answers. The ones that do have them, are already dead!
Maybe it is a troll hoover has...


Cup of Inspiration: the butterbee and the knot tree
#11
05/28/2020

There was a bee, that had specialised on butter instead of honey, hence butter bee. She loved butter and sometimes got quite drunk on it, if she wasn't careful. The meat eating plant fortunately had made her a special cloak, so that the butter wouldn't stick to her wings, while she was dig-eating her way through the butter tunnels. Unfortunately the other bees were making fun of her, until one day she couldn't take it anymore. She decided to move out. This is when she met the knot tree, who not only offered her a new home but also...


Cup of inspiration: the legendary nerve quarter
#10
05/15/2020

Maybe it was to be expected. Birds and chairs might have just too different personalities to live together. The crake and the duck were a couple and freshly in love, when they stumbled across the two empty chairs, twins, who had been abandoned by their previous owner. Apparently they weren't fashionable enough anymore. Of course the crake and the duck took pity, taking the twins in. The only problem was, they got terribly on each others nerves. And this is where the origins of the legendary nerve quarter stem from, spreading the irritation virus.
The legendary nerve quarter...


Cup of inspiration: the highly sensitive flat
#9
05/02/2020

There's a highly sensitive flat, which would prefer to live in California instead of damp Cornwall, England. But her narcissistic owner isn't interested in her needs, assuming she's as robust as himself. When the damp patch on the ceiling grows bigger and bigger, he blames it on his tenants. Claiming, that the freshly moved in tall boyfriend is using too much oxygen. A device gets installed, measuring how much air the couple is using. When it has reached a certain limit, the alarm goes off. The question is: 'Will there be a resolution to the problem or will the...


Cup of inspiration: the art of backtalking
#8
04/14/2020

Backtalking is an art, talking behind someone else's back to be precise, gossiping, is an art! The backtalking specialist is telling you directly what you need to do to become an accomplished backtalker. There's many advantages to learning this skill. Mainly you never have to change anything about yourself. Nevertheless you can release some stuffed down emotions without being responsible. Who wouldn't want that...

The art of backtalking has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well as all the other retailers. <...


Cup of inspiration: the lost mouse in the heating
#7
03/26/2020

There's a very curious mouse, who walks into an old, abandoned heating, just for fun. To her dismay, she can't find the exit anymore. It's like an elaborate labyrinth. Time passes on with her being stuck in the same place, the heating. But the clever mouse has a brilliant idea. She decides to make music inside of the heating, so that someone can hear her and come to the rescue. Will she be saved?
The lost mouse in the heating has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can...


Cup of inspiration: the transmission bench
#6
03/15/2020

Great news, if you had enough of taking on responsibility in this life, there's a way out. You either walk through the corridor of the thousand doors, or you find the transmission bench. I know where it is. The opportunities are endless, you can choose metal, wood or stone. Because the portal is quite old, it doesn't do plastic. You just need to say:'I want to become a bench.' That's it. Find out about the endless advantages of being a bench instead of a human. The transmission bench enabler will tell you all you need to know. <...


Cup of inspiration: the snoring blueberry
#5
02/26/2020

In blueberry land everything looks the same and while all the other blueberries roll joyously around, there's one particular blueberry, that's not as happy as all the others. She wonders what's on the other side of the strictly guarded borders of blueberry land. One night she dares what no one dared before. The blueberry wants to find out whether there's something different, which is not blue on the other side...

The snoring blueberry has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well...


Cup of inspiration: the secret meetings on the hill
#4
02/07/2020

The hornet hooverer saves people by hoovering hornets at events like weddings. The pasta measurer on the other hand decides at pasta making competitions, who gets a certificate or not and therefore is allowed to sell their freshly made pasta to supermarkets and so on. Both men are not only highly respected members of society, but also share a dark secret...
Meetings on the hill has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten http://anjakersten.com. Her e- book Inappropriate Colours, 12 story-delights can be purchased on Amazon as well as all the other retailers.
The music has...


Cup of inspiration: when the frog wanted to steal the turtles shell
#3
01/27/2020

There's a turtle, that lives in the sea as well as on land, but mainly in the sea. One day, when things get too turbulent around her, she decides to go for a stroll on land. The turtle ventures further than she ever has before until she encounters a beautiful frog concert. The conductor frog is not very happy to see her and blames her for eavesdropping and not paying a ticket for the concert. This is when everything goes terribly wrong and the turtle has to find a way out of this harmful situation. She decided to walk...


Cup of inspiration: cloud Nr.9 and the professional shitholders
#2
01/27/2020

The professional shitholder is digesting all the unwanted emotions other people don't want to deal with and that's why he/she is earning shitloads of money. But nobody likes them, because it's like with the dentists, they are needed and that's about it. Especially the light workers look down upon the shitholders, which is bizarre. Since, if the professional shitholders went on strike, the light workers would need to deal with their own shit and therefore wouldn't be able to escape to Cloud Nr.9 anymore.
Cloud Nr. 9 has been written and recorded by Anja Kersten, http://anjakersten.com...


Cup of inspiration: when the k disappeared
#1
01/27/2020

Mr. Somebody or Nobody loves his old typewriter he named after his ex-wife Emilia. Every day he sits down and writes nonsense. His fingers dash down on the letters to form the morst absurd nonexistent words. But one day, everything is different! The K has disappeared and all the other letters are hovering just above where they used to be. From this moment on everything is different.
Find out what happened to Mr. Somebody or Nobody and more importantly where the K went to and listen to the whole story.
When the k disappeared has been written...