Saturday, July 26, 2008

TALLY HO - off to new adventures

Hamburg from the air

It's late and I'm too tired for writing a decent post. Tomorrow I'm leaving again so I should go to catch some sleep.
If anyone is interested, there are a couple of new photos from Sweden on my flickr.

The above is Hamburg from the air. I marvelled at this beautiful sight. On the left is the river Elbe with the harbor. The reflekting light from the setting sun is the Aussenalster, an old storage lake right in the middle of downtown. Hamburg truely is a city of water.

Enjoy your summer!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer vacation part I - Sweden / 1

flight to Stockholm

Despite my fear of flying I enjoyed the feeling of being high above.
My friends picked me up at Arlanda, the Stockholm Airport.

lazy in the garden

Being lazy in the garden - as promised.

great light at the lake

I enjoyed the very close lake at all kinds of light.
We were really lucky with the weather.

boating on the lake

The inflating canoe was Ralf's special birthday present from Sabine- including a middle seat for me :-). We already had a great party buying it together at my favorite outdoor-shop, where I luckily get a discount.
This was one of the reasons why I visited my friends on their vacation up north. Who can resist such a kind of welcoming friendship.


Eating was important - as well as enjoying our company.
Welcome back kilos just recently lost!

rowing boat on the lake

I tried to gain back my strength and good body feeling that got buried under the stressful last weeks of work. One of my treatment was a daily brisk walk for half an hour. It always ended - of course at the lake.

dramatic sunset above swedish lake

Ellen and Hélène, thanks for your very welcome wishes.
Hopefully you have a nice summer as well!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tschüs for summer 2008

Weise gehen in den Garten

The book on display and the silver box containing angels (more about that later) I found in a wonderful bookshop in Lienz, Austria.
But in the last crazy busy weeks I haven't found the time nor the inner peace to do what is written on the open page.

Fools hurry, clever ones wait,
wise ones go into the garden.
(from China)

From Thursday on I will go into the garden (but not in mine), that's for sure. In my luggage there is a book waiting for me about a turtle as a metapher for serenity, equanimity, calmness and security in oneself. As soon as I hit the waiting area in the airport I will start reading. Oh, yes. That will be fine.

Summer jacket is ready knit and blocked. Right now she's in my bag to take with me for sewing the sleeve and the threads, but I might take it out due to needed space. If she will travel with me you can expect summer photos. Otherwise it will be fall photos, but that really doesn't bother me too much.

During the next weeks I might not post at all, because I'll be gone off and on.

I wish to all of us a good summer with all kinds of delights.
May everybody be healthy and happy.
As last year this time I greet you with a heartly tschüs

Sunday, July 6, 2008

summerjacket getting there

trying on

I want to finish summerjacket (started for Ellens 2. Kreativitätstag) before summer vacation are starting - that's for sure.
Only one sleeve is missing, so I should think I'll meet my goal.

Knitting while surfing is easy with the main pattern - sewing together and burying the endless threads is another story.

Always a miracle how a mess of yarn, threads and pieces turns to a wearable piece.

cotton mess

Saturday, July 5, 2008

so much fun

It all started in this March climbing trip to Italy on a terrible shady, windy belay in a mountain wall where we had to wait for hours, because the climbers in front of us were uncapable.
To keep me occupied I started to sing (or whatever you would call it) old pop-songs. There is no real English word for what I mean. (In German Schlager). Music you usually don't sing around with the people I've known so far. But it is my secret, or better, it was.
I love to sing out really loud to some of those songs.
And so did my young climbing friend. I couldn't believe it!!!

So today we met with some other of her friends for the Schlagermove Hamburg 2008. Trucks driving very slow, sounding pop-songs very loud, people dancing, singing, jumping, laughing all over the place.

The weather was fantastic and Hamburg near the harbour anyway.

schlagermove-hamburg-6 schlagermove-hamburg-5

The melon was our orientation sign :-)

The last picture is taken on my very favorite spot in Hamburg. High above over the river Elbe and the Landungsbrücken on the hilltop in front of the Youth Hostel.

schlagermove-hamburg-2 schlagermove-hamburg-1

Thursday, July 3, 2008

me - my game with flickr

My game

In blogland this fun game goes around and here are the rules:
Go to
Type into the search the answer to the following questions.
Choose a picture only from the first page that opens.
Copy the url of the picture and
paste it into the mosaic maker.
You than can upload your mosaic to flickr and/or whatever you got.

The credits for the chosen pictures you see when you click on the mosaic.

Here are the questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

I like it how my mosaic really is me, so not only the ansers to the questions: colorful, my wish for vastness, ocean, and more.

Enjoy and leave me a notice if you created a mosaic. They are also fun to look at.


In Blogland kursiert gerade ein Spiel und hier sind die Regeln:
Gehe zu
Tippe in die Suche die Antworten zu den folgenden Fragen.
Suche dir ein Bild nur von der ersten Seite, die sich öffnet, aus.
Kopiere die url-Adresse des Bildes und
füge sie im Mosaik-Macher ein.
Dein Bild kannst du dann in flickr oder sonstwo (glaube ich jedenfalls) hochladen.

Die Herkunft der Bilder siehst du, wenn du auf mein Mosaik klickst.

Hier sind die Fragen:
1. dein Vorname
2. dein Lieblingsessen
3. Auf welche Schule bist du gegangen?
4. Lieblingsfarbe
5. welche Berühmtheit bewunderst du
6. Lieblingsgetränk
7. Traumferien
8. Lieblingsnachtisch
9. Was willst du sein, wenn du erwachsen bist ;-)
10. Was liebst du am meisten im Leben
11. ein Wort, um dich zu beschreiben
12. dein flickr-Name (wenn ich nicht meine Bilder sowieso bei flickr hätte, würde ich meinen blog-Name angeben)

Ich finde es schon interessant, wie das Mosaik mich spiegelt: bunt, Weite, Wasser und mehr.

Viel Spaß und falls du ein Mosaik gepostet hast, hinterlasse mir gerne eine Nachricht. Ich schaue mir sie nämlich gerne an. :-)