These days

IMG_1585

Totally time for a little update – especially since February decided today that spring has been called off for at least one snowy day – and some pictures of a wonderful sunny day.

These days, I’m…

Continue reading

Our new kitchen

Boy, did I think long on the title of this post. “Kitchen of the heart”, “A kitchen to relax in”, “We did it” or some other oversized title came to mind and all felt stupid or corny and so I just settled for simplicity. You can never really go wrong with that 😉

So, get ready for a really long post.

Short summary of how this whole kitchen renovation thing came to pass. When we moved into this flat nearly 5 years ago (five. Five years. Unbelievable.) we were really glad it had a kitchen. (Here in Germany, it is not necessarily a given that a rented flat (or house, for that matter) has a kitchen; I would even go so far as to say that it is more common to not have a kitchen and having to buy one yourself.) The kitchen was as old as the flat itself and hadn’t been renovated at all – but it was absolutely working, despite being something like 40 years old. It had a ridiculously loud and old fridge which we exchanged within one week but the rest was working just fine, so we just left everything as it was. Which was like this:

SAMSUNG

Continue reading

Well, I’m back.

Wow. Long time no see!

It’s crazy how time goes by – not slowly as in the song but fast, so fast in fact, I feel like I live in fast-forward these days and months.

A lot happened! We celebrated Yule and Christmas, we went house-searching (without results) and renovated our kitchen (with amazing results). There’s a big blog post coming up with tons of pictures and I promise, you’ll be amazed! 😉 And with that: yes, I really intend to be back.

But for now let me tell you about last Tuesday. A friend and I went to an art course, called “free painting”. The quintessence was to “Just do”. There was a real buffet of paint and lots and lots of different brushes, dough scrapers, dishwashing brushes, scrapers and other things with which you could work. No guidelines, input only when you asked for it and no limits. 90 minutes of just painting and trying and letting go.

Continue reading