31. Dezember 2008


I'm totally with Susanne on this one! No fireworks around here except for a few sparklers. Our first dog spent New Year's Eve in the shower each year. It was the only place she felt save. And Mücke and Juri, our two cats, will probably spend tonight behind the couch or under the bed. I don't even want to know about all the animals outside! Hopefully they'll all find a good place to hide.A happy New Year's Eve to all of you! And remember: Shhh!

29. Dezember 2008


Is laying on the table on my arms while I type on the keyboard, is getting a bit annoyed, wants me to stop and pet him... Okay, cutie pie!

28. Dezember 2008


Turn up your volume really loud and party on!A great suggestion from the very sweet Sofia who's music taste is the best! The Fratellis are really awesome and so are The Ting Tings (who I also listen to because of Sofia). You really should check them out as well. I'd post another video here but I think it messes with my blog...

27. Dezember 2008

It's already over?!

We had a good time! We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's, had some yummy dinner and ice cream. The non vegan kind looked pretty good......but I'm sure the vegan kind tasted way better (especially with the green jello)! We played some games and exchanged gifts (I got a new lens for my camera and a flash!)
We drove to C's parents on the 25th. Had some yummy lunch, played with the remote controlled dragonfly my sister in law had given to her boyfriend, ate some cake, drank coffee and left for our little trip to Zingst at the coast. Went for a walk, had to watch the (traditional) Christmas diving......couldn't wait for the divers to recover the hidden treasure because it was so freezing cold.
Met part of C's family who came to visit us and went window shopping through the town.Ended the day with some good pizza and seabuckthorn glogg (Sanddorn-Glühwein).

24. Dezember 2008

Happy Holidays!

I received the toadstool ornament from Johanna as a gift a couple of weeks ago for babysitting her panda bear. Then my friend J. gave me a wonderful book for my birthday with super great crafting ideas inside.
When I saw the gold plated cones I got myself all the supplies the very next day. What a messy thing to do but I just love my golden cones and I think the look lovely with the toadstool ornament and the red ribbon.

23. Dezember 2008

My secret pal!

My secret pal sent me a Christmas gift and I couldn't stop myself from opening the package a little early! Look at all the pink goodness!!! She sent pink socks, two sets of pink gloves, pink panda cotton, pink stitch markers, a pink bandana and pink fabric and like that wasn't enough already she also included a book... this one: Oh my goodness! All the little softy friends in there are just so adorable! I love the dog, the zebra, the pig and not to forget the little panda:And all the others are awfully cute too. I feel like going through all my socks and gloves right now to check which ones I could make.
Unfortunately there are quite a few gifts laying around here which I need to wrap first. And then our house needs a bit of cleaning. Plus I'll have to bake a cake tomorrow which we can take to my parents in law on the 25th. We'll visit them first and then drive on to the little hotel at the coast where we'll stay for two days. I'm so looking forward to some peace and quiet with C. that the softy friends will have to wait a couple of days...

I just now realized that I never posted about the other fabulous gift I received from my secret pal! She sent me a iTunes gift card for my birthday. And I got myself the Peter Fox album. Here's one of my favourite songs:

School's out for...

the holidays! Yay! I didn't think I would be so exausted after just 7 weeks but I am. And I really hope the reason for that is that it was all really new for me because I know the following weeks will probably be way more work intensive.
Oh well, I'll just wait and see. Until then I'll enjoy my days off and our little trip to the Baltic Sea!I finally managed to take some more pictures (first I had forgotten my camera and then the next week I had left the memory card at home).
I think this little town is just so sweet and I love my water mill! Coming home to it on sunny days really makes me happy. I can't wait to use my balcony!
See the 2 windows at the top? In front of the right one is my huge balcony and the pond is right across the street.Spring! I'm so looking forward to spring! And that's three more months? Oh no!
(Note to self: Stop thinking about spring and finally get in the mood for Christmas and winter!!!)

5. Dezember 2008

Cutting and coloring!

That's as creative as it gets around here these days! No knitting, no stitching and still no sewing! I'm really looking forward to the holidays now. School is still a lot of fun but also also a little exhausting. When I come home on Friday afternoon after my two hour drive I could just hop into bed and sleep until Saturday! I think (or hope?!) I just have to get used to everything.I snapped two little pictures when the weather wasn't that bad. Some timber framing on the wall of "my house". I love it so much! I wish we could build a house with walls like that!