Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2015

New year

Thinking about the start of 2016 a word comes into my mind: freedom.

Freedom to think my own way.
Freedom to do things my way.

Freedom to live my life.
Let others think what they want to think...

Not to wait more years before I try to realise my dreams.
Start to see what my dreams are and working for them.

Living life.

Samstag, 19. Dezember 2015

These days

These days I am in pain. I can not walk - so much pain. I stayed in bed nearly one whole week.
Took big pain meds. Reading or watching tv was no fun for me. I just wanted to sleep until the pain was gone.

I reduced pain meds and am a bit more vivid today. Still not without pain.

Samstag, 12. Dezember 2015

These days

No, this pic is not from winter in Germany - we still have no snow here and just had one night below zero. I took the pic up in the mountains of Madeira. After a beautiful week I am back to work.
Work means a lot of work - I am happy I am doing it the second time so it gets easier than last year. 

Still a lot of chocolate is needed to get me through my day. My body looks nearly like this beautiful girl on a painted door in Funchal (Madeira).

 (Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Madeira)

I wish all peace and love and wisdom.

Sonntag, 29. November 2015


Madeira - im Nebel

Madeira has a lot of famous local drinks:
I tried Poncha - a mix of local rhum, citrus and honey
I had two tastings of Madeira wine
and I got to know I do not like 30 years old rhum they served in a rhum factory.

I missed to walk a levada - I allready booked one levada walk, but just the night before the walk I got my menstruation (earlier than usual) so I had to cancel the walk coz the walk would have meant 5 hours without toilet.

I read two books written by Kurt Vonnegut.

I painted just for fun and abstract.

And I was bitten each night by a mosquito.
On the flight home they sprayed our plane - so she either stayed on Madeira or is dead now.

Coming home to Germany with Christmas markets and celebrations....


One week - Madeira - 2015.

Freitag, 20. November 2015


Today I am enjoying the start of my week off work.

Sonntag, 8. November 2015


Although we have November it is still cozy warm outside - unnatural for this season.

I got the stiches out yesterday - yeah, they were really itchy. And I got medicine for my left foot. It was hurting since some days when I walked - not great for holidays in two weeks time. Now I take pills to get the infection out.

Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2015


My back is itching - means it is healing. I have had three moles cut out on tuesday evening. Stayed home yesterday - was a good decision - the cuttings look good this time and I hope they will not get infected. All on my back. One near my right shoulder. One left, one in the middle.

Work - well, it was allready dark when I left. And I had promissed to buy some flowers for the graveyard of my inlaws. I managed it just intime before the shop closed. I have never been before to this flower shop and it was really a drive through nearly deserted industrial neighbourhoods.
Well, was worth the effort - I got some nice flowers and I found my way back.

Montag, 26. Oktober 2015


I dream a lot these days.

Freitag, 16. Oktober 2015


Friday allready - yeah!

Have a lot of work to be done at work and am sleepy when I get home. Autumn weather does not help - it is grey and rainy here. I am dreaming about booking holidays....

Sonntag, 27. September 2015


I am just back home from a weekend in the Hunsrueck area with a lot of family time, good meals and a lot of laughter.

Now a hard work week is waiting for me. I will go early into bed to get a good start tomorrow.

Freitag, 25. September 2015


Today was planned a day of for getting an x-ray at our local hospital and afterwards driving to a yarn and cloth fair one and a half hour west.

Well, it was not like I planned.

On Wednesday the carwindow got stuck halfway up on the driver side. Yesterday I drove the car to the mechanics and I will get it back on monday. driving was great - 40 minutes like a cabrio - no it was not - it was horrible, I was clad in winter clothes and today I feel like I got a cough.

After the x-ray I was asked if I want the pics, well, the pc did not work and I just waited for getting them tell me that they will send it per post. Everything seemed to be fine on the pics so one tick of my list today.

With great sunshine outside and a trainride of 1 1/2 hour not my favourite I decided to stay at home. Well, nearly. I went a bit shopping - first Christmaspresent bought - I am lame this year.
And I visited our local farmers market. Left the market with a lot of goodies.

Now a nice icecream and a coffee and holidayyyyyy!!!!!

Sonntag, 13. September 2015

These days

These days I still feel tired a lot.

I try to do a bit, but am often found in bed sleeping when I do not work.

I visited an orchid farmer on friday and bought myself some new little green friends.

And today I started to cut out a new pair of trousers.

Freitag, 4. September 2015

This week

On Monday I worked ten hours. On Tuesday I had problems with my neck, but worked ten hours, coz I had to finish a project. During the night I used a warming pad for my neck. On Wednesday I woke and could not turn my head right, and up and down was not great either. After a visit to my doc on Wednesday I stayed at home with taking painkillers. On Thursday I had manuel therapy and I got: krrrtttkk. Today I am nearly back to normal.

How happy can back to normal be....

Samstag, 29. August 2015


I should write lovely personal stories here. About seeing old women with mittens on their needles. The hemp-farmer who tries to do a living with hemp products. Beautiful homemade meals. The weavers still weaving beautiful old woolen patterns. 

This time I was together with my husband on the road and in the course. And there is one curse for travelling not alone: it was nearly impossible to have great chats with locals outside the course. 
Do not get me wrong / I had a good time, just a bit different than the last years.

My time in Riga

I had a course to attend in Riga. Meeting local people and organisations. And trying to absorb everything of this city.

Riga and Latvia I got to know is not what you think. It is beautiful and ugly, the people are rich or poor in an unbelievable way. When you ask two people a question you will get more than three answers.

Riga has beautiful food markets and traditional crafts - yet I missed to see street-art and the food in Latvia was not up to the beautiful local products displayed in the markets.

Riga - central market

Riga - beautiful city

Freitag, 28. August 2015

Near Sabile

Near Sabile in the Kurzeme region is a beautiful outdoor art museum. It is so big you nearly do not see any other people. And nearby is a very good rstaurant. Try the potatoe pancakes or the vegetable platter and look at the art - well, that is what I did.

Travel in the Kurzeme region

From Liepaja I decided to explore a bit more of the Kurzeme region. And I really loved the landscapes and little towns, but beware of the food. As great as the landscapes looks as bad can the food in a restaurant be.
Better buy something to eat and drink in a supermarket. And the streets are really great, too. There are a lot of small streets that are only designed for one small car and consists of just some stones put on the ground. It was really fun for me to drive as fast as possible down these roads in the hope to be so fast no other car will go in the opposite direction, coz there was no space for two cars on the road.


After the hill of crosses in Lithuania I headed to Liepaja in Latvia. Liepaja was described in my travel book as a nice place to stay at the sea, but not beautiful.

Well, I was a bit worrying if I did the right thing to book three nights in the hotel Roze in Liepaja.

The hotel Roze is a beautiful wooden villa near to the beach and town. It was a great time to be so near to the beach and I loved the calm and easygoing atmosphere of this city.