The German Elections

Sunrise Fitou

I was going to write an ode to public transport, having recently gotten back on the rush hour trains. But today, elections in Germany took place and I am currently watching live streams of the results.

I voted in this election, my first time ever actually voting in a German election. I was torn, like many other Germans, even those living in Germany, on whether it was even worth voting.

Back to Work After A ‘Career’ Break

principles at Deeson

It’s been a little over a year I’ve worked in the traditional sense. The main reason for my break was this and some other things (in German), as well as this blog and my cards.

I think it is fair to say that it’s been a bit of an odd journey. Though, it was also very good for me, cathartic. I had a lot of time to reflect on the past, work through some things that have been lingering in the back of my mind for years and took a lot emotionally, and think about the things I want to be doing with my time.

House Renovation: We Built A Wall

House renovation Finished Wall

Yes, it’s done. It’s standing (still, as far as I know) and it is a beautiful wall.

When I say we built it, I mean, everyone contributed, but my mum actually put it together. So she definitely deserves all the hand and back massages in the world. Also, it’s her first wall and I think, there are a few more to come. Not just in this house, but likely also for one of her many other projects. I make her sound like a wall-building machine (I mean, she is. I’m amazed!), but she also needed a well deserved break in between lifting bricks (13kg each) and jamming mortar in gaps.

We Have An Elderberry Tree…

Elderberry and Blackberry Jam

…so I made blackberry and elderberry jam!

If there are any other nutters out there and you have a ton of time to spare, then this one is for you!

My neighbour and Google enlightened me this year, that the massive tree we have in the garden is, in fact, an elderberry tree. By the time I googled what to make of elderberries, the flowers had gone and so I waited for the berries to make something easy like jam.