I truly enjoy being on my own. No need to hang out with other people all the time. But sometimes I get reminded how much fun it is to share the things I love with someone who shares that passion too. While being in the USA earlier this year I got the chance to do exactly that and I loved it. Watching others having fun is great and it made me enjoy surfing on a mat even more. This video is a small thank you to the people that I have met and surfed with.
This weekend when we visited Tim’s family in Bavaria, Tim and I went for an early morning run. On our way back we passed a farm were beautiful beige grey Allgäuer cows were kept. Our path went right through a green meadow passing the open stable. The small, new born calves were kept right next to their big mother-cows. When we passed by, they came closer to the gate, looking curiously at us. We stopped and the braver ones put their heads through the fence and I started patting them.
It was love at first sight. They looked at me with her big beautiful brown eyes, pushed their wet noses forward and tried to lick my hands and arms. This was super fun and made me laugh with joy. In the afternoon we passed the stable again and Tim was fascinated seeing how much joy I had petting the cows and started to shoot one photo after the other. Did he manage to capture the joy of the moment?
It is said, you should do more of the thinks you love.… Does that mean I should buy a cow now?
What makes you happy and how can you have even more joyful and happy moments?
One week of spring vacation felt so relaxing and exciting as two or more weeks. What did we do?
We cycled 300 km along the Elbe river from Stendal to Lutherstadt Wittenberg together with my brother and his family. The sun was shining and we biked in skirts or shorts through beautiful meadows and forests, enjoying the moment while exploring Germany further.
On a bike, continiously pedaling, time flows differently. We were either talking to each other, enjoying the scenery, experiencing and sharing beautiful moments or simply having fun together.
It can be so easy:
My almost two weeks long journey to California and Nevada is now over. It has been a great time – not just the weather and all the new impressions. I was able to get to know incredibly nice and welcoming people on my journey and I truly hope that I will see them again soon. Here are just a few more impressions from my journey.
It is true that the sun shines every day in California. At least for the time that I have been staying here I can confirm that. Here are a few impressions of the last three days.
What’s that? Our new discovery and it is very easy to make, delicious and healthy too . It tastes best when still warm from the oven served with some yogurt or cream. Instead of adding honey in the dough we have added some raisins, and it was sweet enough.
For 3–4 people
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla powder
125g dried apricots, diced
50 ml honey
250 ml milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
50g seeds, for example pumpkin , sunflower or sesame
100g fresh or frozen berries
A little oil to grease the pan.
1. Heat the oven to 175 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients and give them into the greased oven– safe dish (approx. 18 cm in diameter).
2. Mix the egg, honey and milk and give it over the dry ingredients in the pan.
3. Mix the honey, oil and the seeds and spread them over the ingredients in the pan. Distribute the fruits evenly on top.
4. Set in the middle in the oven for 35–40 minutes , until it start to get some nice color, then raise the temperature to 225 degrees for the last 5 min. Allow to cool slightly and serve with yoghurt, cream and fresh fruit.
We sit at the airport in Copenhagen and wait… and wait… and wait. Our flight should have started two and a half hours ago and now we learn that the broken window on our airplane cannot be repaired at “short” notice. Immediately I start to question our plan to spend a long weekend at my parent’s house in Spain. “Who actually had this stupid idea?” However, an hour later we’re sitting in a spare airplane and a little later we are finally on the way to the South.
Three beautiful days in South Spain with sun, palm trees, sunrise at the sea, greasy Churros and colourful plants have been worthwhile.
Living more in the moment, that is what Tim and I want to do more often. In January we started to take at least 10 min. every day to sit down and just enjoy the moment as it is, listening to ourselves and our surroundings. It is easier said than done, often thoughts pop-up making me think about my next tasks or what happened during the day…
To get started and as supporting tool we use different mindfulness apps with guided meditations (e.g. Mindfulness App by MindApps). The 10 minutes break does not only help me to better concentrate, it as well fills my energy reserves. And, most important of all, it helps me stop during the day to listen closer to what someone says, be more focused and more aware of all the small precious moments.
Today I found a TED talk, that you might find inspireing too: Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutesRead More
At a Mezze dinner cooking event with friend, one friend shared the following poem with us. It describes exactly what we mean by Rauszeit, use the moment and make it a special moment feeling good.
A poem from 86 year old Nadine Stair
“If I had my life to live over,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles,
but I’d Have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who has lived sensibly and sanely,
hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
one after another,
instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I’ve been one of those people who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle,
a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If i had my life to live over,
I would start bare foot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daises.”