February 10, 2017

the perks of country living

After seven months of living out of the city, it feels like those two worlds are finally growing together. In the best possible way. And that home, is truly becoming home. Meaning, we're getting somewhere with our place. Somewhere, that feels like us. I have been in love with the space from the first moment I had stepped into the hallway, but it had a very different atmosphere and, let's call it aura, than the old Fishbowl. So now, to celebrate the progress around here, get ready for a post loaded with images. Nothing especially styled and taken with my small digital camera, but please come on in and be our guest. Maybe you would like some tea or a glass of wine.

Starting off with the hallway and my obvious love for green. There will probasbly never be a home, that I will call my home, lacking a good dose of green. Grateful for a husband, who doesn't get scared by its many shades.

Next, pay me a little visit in my studio and then take a very blurry peek, into the so not finished bedroom. Though it is hell to take a picture in there, I totally love the amount of sunlight, hitting it in the morning.

And finally, the room that was the dealbreaker for trying out country life, after all. The enormous open kitchen aka living room. On our first visit, we have been sitting in there with the landlords for exactly five minutes, when the husband looked at me, nodding. That was that. Who could blame him. I won't.

And this is exactly, where I am headed next, into the kitchen. For an open fire and a cosy cooking session. I wish you guys, a marvelous weekend. Enjoy, live and hug the ones you love. See you next week!

February 06, 2017

AC pillow

When being invited to the latest AC PILLOW, I immediately felt quite attracted to the theme. First of all, February always leaves me a bit tired. And secondly, there are tons of quick shots of me or my loved ones, somewhere in bed, between cushions and duvets. Seems I have a thing going on for that.

As for the notion of fatigue and being sick of the grey, that is usually attached to this month, things are looking rather active and exciting here right now. Probably it is simply a matter, of what you make of it. And the fact, that looking over a foggy meadow counts to beautiful in my books. Rather than riding through the grey city. But that is just one detail of many others.

Before letting you into a wonderful week ahead, I would like to invite you, to have a look into other's ideas on PILLOW and jump over the the marvelous Stefanie. Thank you, for having me.

February 03, 2017

winter & help

This has basically been, how yesterday looked liked. Almost. A gorgeous sunrise in the morning. Cold but incredibly beautiful. After coffee and some cookies, I am the worst when it comes to breakfast routines, I then jumped in the car and drove to Berlin. Teaching. And there, I was greeted to another beautiful version of winter.

What I didn't capture though; the heavy rain and the ice on the way back. Me driving superslow on the highway and almost losing it on our driveway. It doesn't work well, when you're trying to walk uphill over clear ice, while using crutches. It simply doesn't.

Still, this isn't an anecdote on how tough life can be. Or especially, how tough winter can become, when you're walking with crutches or sitting in a wheelchair. We all know that and it is a fact, one has to work around.

Obviously I did make it to the house unharmed. But it was crystal clear, a funny analogy while talking about ice, that I wouldn't be able to leave the house again. For hours. The husband in Berlin and on top, he had to be picked up from the trainstation way past midnight. And so I have asked for help, because sometimes we just can't manage things on our own. And suddenly, instead of a dose of weather drama, I had a wonderful time; neighbors came over to walk Emma and to check out my way to the car. One did throw road salt, another one came over for tea and a nice chat. The only thing to do for me, was to start that engine at midnight and carefully drive that car of mine, through ice and fog and to get my love home safely. And holy canneloni, did I enjoy that ride in the end.

Funny, how the biggest obstacles can be turned into something good. And how a little bit of trust, can lower anxieties and strengthen us. Asking for help even more so.

And today's ice, I don't care. There will be most likely a solution. And spring. Eventually