Montag, 30. Dezember 2013

Today - street art Linden Nord

When I see such pretty street art I can not stop to smile.
And in Linden you can find a lot of beautyful street art.

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013


Love these envelopes.

Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013


Still Christmas cards are coming from far far away...
Thank you!

Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013


Today I finished a beautiful book, made a red bag and did not learn for my exams.


After celebrating Christmas (we celebrate on the 24th) in the Hunsrück area and a quick stop at my parents home on the way back we are now back home in Hannover. Christmas this year was peaceful.

Hope you had some good days, too.

Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

How I became a Grinch for most of my adult years

How to get someone to become a Grinch?

Some ideas:

1) Do not ask the person what her wishes are, buy something you think that is great (but useless) for the person and ask her to be joyful with her whole heart.
2) Buy something the person has wished, tell her you have bought it, but give it to someone else (oh, I am sorry dear, I forgot...)
3) Tell the person that you want her to behave herself this year - do not give any clues what behaviour you want/ do not want.

My fav is the third idea. After my mum used it I finally decided to stay away from home over Christmas - I was 19 years old.

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013


Today I slept a lot, painted a bit and tried to visit for the first and last time this Christmas the Christmas market in Hannover. Well, I got there but it was very very crowded. I felt somehow very uncomfortable not being able to walk, just all the people around me, no chance to see what the booths are offering... it was a very short visit and now I am back home.

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

On shopping

I was asked if I was Christmas shopping in Berlin.
Well, my course ended about 6:00 pm each day so there was not enough time to visit the lovely little shops I would have loved to do. Once I went into the KaDeWe. There I bought some things - well, not for Christmas. I found the first edition of the flowmagazine in German and could not resist to buy it. And I bought a grater for hubby. He loves to eat raw salad and our old grater was in poor conditions. The new one is so great, hubby had to eat a non vegetarian raw salad today coz he grated some piece of his finger in his salad, too (He is fine again, the bleeding stopped and he is allready doing the laundry).

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

Berlin for a week

No, I am not only for fun in Berlin. I will attend a course and it will be very hard and dry stuff to learn.
Usually I am so tired afterwards each night I just want to sleep - well, and sometimes not just afterwards I have to admit. And I have to get as much as possible into my old head. Next exams in March 2014. I am allready a bit scared.

Yesterday - second part

Yesterday we wanted to visit the exhibition of Orike Muth and on our way we saw that Waldemar Mirek was in his gallery. So we had to say hi to him and take a short stop there. He has decorated the whole room for Christmas. It was great that the art was not moving for the pics - Waldemar is such a whirlwind it was nearly impossible to get a pic of him. The last pic was the best of my tries I have to admit. Can you guess what he used in the first pic as base for the bird and the cones to hang?

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Today - Designachten

Today I decided to take the car and drive to visit Designachten - a handmade fair held in the Sofa-Loft here in Hannover. After a long time searching I found a parking spot and was able to search for where the fair was - not as hard as the search for the parking spot. It takes 4,-- € entrance fee, but I bought so much cards cheaper than usual (postcards for 1,-- €/piece how cool is that?).
I love the postcards made by cmig and hand & maus and for sure the card with a cat from ranipink.
And it was great to see thing in world 1.0 - I saw only in the net before.
I had to behave myself not to buy much more than I did. Some prints were gorgeous, but I did not want to buy them without my hubby who was brave at home doing some work in our house (and he will still need some more hours to get his new working place together).
Lunch was today just an affair of rolls.

Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013


I made cookies, myself something hot to eat with veggies and thinking hubby would be coming home late I decided to do some (of mine) washing. Well, hubby did not come late, he wanted to go out (I not) and was frustrated when he learned that I still had washing in the machine, coz he usually washes his work shirts on friday nights.

I will go to Berlin for the week on sunday. I just have three pairs of trousers that fit (the others need a weight reduction of about 40 pounds). And I wanted to take clean clothes with me. Uggghh...

Montag, 9. Dezember 2013


Today I phoned with my skin doc. He got the pathology of the two moles. One was starting to get not so good and one was in the pre-stages of cancer. He wants to see me again in three months.

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2013

Yesterday - Christmas market in Ober Hilbersheim

Yesterday I went to the Christmas market in Ober Hilbersheim.

It is just one weekend per year, but worth visiting. Well, when you find it - it is a bit hard to get there - I think they decided to built some wrong things into the GPS, coz they have to keep the visitors in a managable number - and it was still very well attended. You will see a lot of handmade things and craftmanship. You can buy great stuff and they sell local mulled wine and specialities for fair prices. The food is mostly provieded by local groups. I had a fresh baked pretzel with cheese and a mulled wine and I took a bottle of local white wine home for hubby who did not come with me - he preferred to cycle 4 hours in a gym.

I saw a lot of good things, but hey, I had to behave myself, so I just bought some handprinted cards and a new teapot (you can see it on the second pic) I am using allready at this moment while I write here.

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013


Today we had the first snow of this winter.
It was still crazy windy and it was a mix with wet rain.

I hope to catch some beautiful pic this weekend.
Tonight we will drive into the Hunsrück area.

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013


Today I had my Canon with me. It was planned to go into an old town with a beautiful Christmas market and taking pics there.

Well, it was not to be. The market was chancelled today because of the weather.
So I enjoyed a nice time indoors with lots of homemade cakes, cookies and so on.

Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2013

On my wish list


flow (I just ordered their book for paper lovers)
wrap ( I still think about ordering the new issue)


Liberty of London (shaukat has allready a sneak preview of the spring 2014 Tana Lawn - I love to sew with it summer clothes)
Old German prints - aren't the roses beautiful?
Amy Butler - so beautiful fabrics - I love her honeycomb and am longing for this homedecor.


Something made by Orike Muth - I totally love her style and had to be very brave today not to buy something.
I love mugs and these are so beautiful - I just have the yellow one yet.

What is on your wish list?

Brunch, apple crumble, tea...

... and a visit with friends and another to an exhibition.

Weather dark and rainy. Colours remote.
Exhibition colourful, crowded, people buying a lot.

Samstag, 30. November 2013

Living life 1.0

I am still alive. Just having had so much to do in world 1.0.

On Monday a visit at my skin doc - just two moles were cut. Both on my right shoulder and each one took two stitches.

On Tuesday it was a visit to the dentist - I got a new tooth and my old tooth with the ache was refilled with medicine.

On Wednesday I made cookies.


Now it is allready Saturday.
Today I wrote my Christmas cards.
Just a bit more than three weeks and it will be Christmas again.

Sonntag, 24. November 2013

Seems my social life starts again

We had over 20 visitors yesterday for our little party at home.
And we are invited the next two weekends.
Next weekend 2 hours away and the other 4 hours away.

I miss taking pictures!

Freitag, 22. November 2013

Today - dentist

After a not so nice night I was happy to see my dentist early.
And when he found what caused the pain and did something against it I was so happy.

Well, I slept the whole day - in miss of a night's sleep.

Donnerstag, 21. November 2013

Crazy pain

Since yesterday I have pain. First I thought it was just some tooth making trouble. Then it changed and other parts hurt, too. Doc said that it may be something related to the infect I had. I took pain-medicine that should help 24 hours 11 hours ago.

Now all I have is tooth pain. Seems I have to go to the dentist asap. Well, still 4 hours before he opens.

Getting older - pain seems to be a part of it.

Did something change when I woke up being 40?


Have I reached all my goals?


Am I happy?



Mittwoch, 20. November 2013

Today - crazy

Today is a crazy day here.
Hubby is baking cakes.
He does it once a year.
It is alltimes very stressfull.
Usual he finishes around 1:00 next day -
so we will still have some hours of crazyness ahead.

Samstag, 16. November 2013

Quiet time

I did some baking today. Two batches of cookies are finished.
A lot of hot tea is involved, too.
And I started to cross-stich again.

Doing something oldfashion alltimes cheers me up.

Quiet sad time

My uncle is dead since some days.
I have a headache since yesterday.
I got the rejection for the job today.

Mittwoch, 13. November 2013

On pain and death

My uncle is dying - melanoma is taking its toll.
My dad had more luck - two times melanoma, but cut out early enough he is still alive.

So I can just say get it checked and cut out when necessary.

I go every three months for a check up and cuts (melanoma is fairly common in my family on both sides). First time years ago I was scared of the little operations, but now I am getting used to them.

Well, at the moment I am in pain. I called ill at work and stayed in bed nearly all day.
Not a great thing, but the only thing to do.

Perhaps I should try to rewrite my story?

I was born to a lovely family, had all opportunities, did what I love, had a great start into my own life, a nice and fullfilling job and living a healthy life....

Montag, 11. November 2013

New exhibition by Waldemar Mirek

Today I was invited to the opening of an exhibition by Waldemar Mirek.
I still remember the day we sat in his gallery and ate a pizza each and the door opened and a man came in and asked Waldemar if he is interested in an exhibition in our local tax office. He is the boss of the local tax office and would like a show.

Well, today was the start of that exhibition. It is called ElsterOnline and you can visit it in the Finanzamt Hannover-Mitte Lavesallee 10.

Waldemar loves to communicate and his works play with the visitors and other works.
The big bird painting in the second pic is from an other (former) exhibit, but it goes well with Waldemars birds. And he allready sold pieces before the show started. So when you have a chance to see it you should go.

Samstag, 9. November 2013

Today I got the notice...

... that I finished the first part of my exams.


Donnerstag, 7. November 2013


At the moment I drive to and from work.
It takes me a bit over 30 minutes, but what really bothers me is to find a parkingspace. It can take rounds and rounds of driving before I spot a space I consider big enough.
Today a nice lady helped me to get into a parkingspace, showing me how much space there still is...
Thank you, otherwise I would have not made it.

Dienstag, 5. November 2013


Today I took a day off to do another job-interview.
I thought about taking pics on the road coz I saw so much nice old houses; well, the weather was awfull - rainy and dark - no weather for pics, sorry.

The job-interview, it was o.k.. I will get notice next week, if I got the job.
(I do not think I will, they did not look so happy me telling them I still have to finish my course in Berlin and will miss work for several weeks).

Before the interview I still had some time to finish a bag - and I made an exchange today with a friend in honey. Sweet bag - sweet money (honey).

Sonntag, 3. November 2013

Today - snails

I could not stop myself to play with them. Haribo Gummix.

Freitag, 1. November 2013

Time runs ...

... and rushes....

I have remind myself to stop sometimes and drink a tea.

How are you?

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013

autumn storms

Strong wind blowing.
Leaves dancing in staccato through the streets.
Hot soup in front of an open fire.

Donnerstag, 24. Oktober 2013

I just got the call ...

.. that a friend of mine has died. She was a lovely lady , but cancer was taking his toll.

Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013


... best autumn weather outside and I have such a big amount of pain that I stay the most time in bed.
Not great when you just started a new job.
Good thing I just got some new books so it is not so crazy boring when I am awake.

Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013

Drinking tea

Today I am drinking tea. Green tea with fresh mint and apple juice, mmmhhh.

What are you doing?

Samstag, 19. Oktober 2013


Today hubby left for a birthday party of a friend of his father. His father moved care-homes to get the chance to go to his friends birthday and he needs help during the celebration, too.

So I had the day to myself. I did a bit of gardening, shopping and baking.

And I believe I know now who loves to eat the mushrooms in our backyard - squirrels.

Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

It was a hard week

We worked very hard last week to learn and there is still a lot to do.
Now I am back home, tired, drinking tea and longing for sleep.

Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2013

Up and away to Berlin

Well, not really up coz I will use the train.

Another week in Berlin.
Another course.

Hearing planes start and land nearby, sometimes so low that I believe they will land in my room.

Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013

Today - infa 2013

The sock project

Like all times I visit this exhibition I say it missed something of the flair I remember from last time.
Seems everything looks brighter in retrospect.

I bought some wool, flower bulbs for the garden, something to eat and Christmas cards and sweets.

Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013


Do not want to talk about today. Today is closed after 24 hours. Thanks God.

(Or, please do not wake me up until 2014!)

Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2013


Today I had another job-interview. It was o.k., but I think it is not the right place for me. They search for someone who uses his/her own car to go to meetings at night and it is about 45 minutes by car away over small streets through the hills which frightens me at the moment to much.
(I still remember snow and cars at the side of the street that did not make it from winters ago in a vivid form.)

Nevertheless I used the opportunity to do some shopping nearby and I enjoyed the colourful countryside during the trainride.

Pics of today

Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2013


Autumn, the time to enjoy a cozy home, read good books and drink tea.

Have you any suggestions for good books?

Samstag, 5. Oktober 2013

Still searching a new home - Give away - closed

I do not know if you remember - I allready found a new home for this little one, but I never got the directions where he will find his new home. So he is still waiting for a person to adopt him. He is a lively little one. When you think you could give him a new home please leave a comment.

This give-away is open worldwide and I will choose a winner tomorrow.

It is easy - Sabine will get this little birdie. Thank you!

Freitag, 4. Oktober 2013


Today we had our weekly farmer market. It was all about autumn. And well, plums.
I allready made a plumcake for my hubby to take as a gift for friends we are invited to. I will stay home coz my cough is not so well that I want to go on an (mostly outdoor) party.

Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013


Here the sun is shining, but it is cold outside.

My garden is done in a different way than I like - the little squirrels - yes, the ones that eat my fishes and my greens as fishsalad - were working hard to get my garden to their liking before winter starts.

I made a pumpkin soup today - a vegan one was planned, but the pumpkin was so hard - a bit of finger went in it, too.

Otherwise I still sleep a lot, cough a bit less...

Montag, 30. September 2013


My cough got worse.

Have to be careful with my body. Whole thing is in ill mode.

Bed. sleeping until it got better is the thing now.

Sonntag, 29. September 2013


Autumn, you are giving so much.
Today I made a soup with autumn flavour.
And an apple crumble is baking in the oven just now.

Samstag, 28. September 2013


   Sofia 2013 artist unknown

Donnerstag, 26. September 2013

autumn colours

Sofia, Bulgaria 2013

Nature is allready painting the trees with autumn colours here and there.
Some orange brushes here, some red brushes there.
Still a green canvas visible underneath.

I started a new job yesterday. 
It is a job that gives me the possibility to sleep in my own bed.
I do not know how long it will last - just got six months for now.