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3 May

Dear Readers, I know that on Monday’s you actually expect a Happy Place post, but you have to excuse me for today. I am going to a course of lecture tonight and I will be home quite late. I promise I will catch up with that tomorrow. Til then have a wonderful day

Don’t want to leave without a little preview:


Remember the Maytrees…

1 May

…I told you about yesterday?

Boys been hard-working this night and now the city is full of this pretty proofs of love 🙂

Back in my nook

30 Apr

I am so happy because my sweetheart came back yesterday from one loooong week of business travel. I noticed once again how weird it is when you are apart from eachother when you elsewise spend nearly every day together. There are so many rituals you develop…

What I missed most:

1. My nook in his arm, where I fall asleep every night

2. The good-bye kiss I give him when he is still in bed and I have to head off to work (much too early)

3. The green tea he makes for me on week-end mornings and brings it to bed

4. Throwing on the barbecue with him and he being the Grillmaster

5. His infective laugh and the sound of his voice (hearing it over the phone is NOT the same, because it sounds different)

6. His constant craving for ice-cream,  that always seduces me to get a big cone, too

(We already catched up in this point today, like you can see on the pic)

But now Baby is back, everything is good again and I am looking forward to the week-end with him.

Tonight is “Dance into May”, which is a tradition in Germany. It is the night before the 1st May (1st may is off, because it is a holiday here, but this year it is a Saturday anyway, shoot!), and there are parties everywhere. When you are a boy secretly in love, you also set a tree in front of the house of your beloved in this night. That is very cool because it is a common thing that the guys hang the trees (or big branches) with colorful banners and they look so pretty in the streets. They stay there the whole May and in June the secret admirers are suppose to come out of the closet and the trees are removed.

Because I already have a finacé I don’t expect a Maytree before my house 🙂 But I think we will have a very fun evening, I am really up for dancing.

What are you up for the week-end?

I am blessed!

29 Apr

Just came back from my Jogging track and once again I have to say I love love love the area we live in. It is a little bit outside of the center and very rural. A few years ago I would have never thought that I will live in such a quite place, because I always lived very central in Cologne. But now I really appreciate coming home and being surrounded by nature. Our direct neighbors are two riding stables, there are beautiful meadows with horses and donkeys (the donkey lady is the loudest thing here around because she cries enormously when she is upset) and the river Rhine is just nearby.

I never want to live anywhere else ever again! (Okay, never say never, but I am so enthusiastic today)

My Jogging Track:

Now I can even…

25 Apr

…blog from my phone. How cool is that? Sitting in the train from Stuttgart to Cologne and looking forward to being home and enjoying the beautiful weather. Have a great Sunday!

Dancing Queen

18 Apr

Guys, I had an awesome evening yesterday. I went to “Ehrenfeld Hopping”, Ehrenfeld is a district of Cologne, and yesterday more than 30 bars and pubs in this area participated, there was a special program with concerts, readings, theater, etc. But typical of us we went to one location and stayed there, we went to “Herbrands”, a nice restaurant / bar with a beer garden, good food and for later hours a huge dance area inside.

So when you have everything you need, why should you leave? The music was amazing: The Killers, Bloc Party,… just all of my favorites. Danced and danced for hours and had so much fun.

So my week-end so far was great. Today sun is shining again and later on, two friends drop by with their cute little daughter and we throw on the Barbecue. How has your week-end been so far?

Running season is on!

15 Apr

This week I heard it for the first time this year – the call of my Running shoes, telling me, gym-time is over and it is time to get back to forest tracks and field paths.

And I have to say it was so great, seeing all the flowers and trees in bloom, fantastic! Gave me a real energy kick.