Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Paris 2

Vincent and I also had the opportunity to spend an afternoon alone in sunny Paris. We meet in the south and went through a new neighbourhood where we found a little place to have steak frites. Afterwards we went to a gallery and ended up enjoying the last of the afternoon sun at the busy Tuileries.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Arboretum

As always the Aboretum near Vincent's mum is really beautiful, especially with all the great colours of fall that I love so much. As you might be able to see from the pictures, it sometimes feels like an enchanted forest and other times just like a regular park.

Earlier we noticed a lot of parakeets here, but this time we definitely saw more than hundreds of them painting the sky green. I also manage to get up close to one and take a snap shot while it was busy eating.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Paris 1

A month back, we went to Paris for a week to visit Vincents mom and introduce Fleur to the rest of the family. We came at just the right time and had great weather almost the entire week.

I had the change to spend an afternoon alone, trying to chase down some stuff for my winter wardrobe. Sadly I didn't really find anything, but it was still nice to take a stroll in the narrow streets and on the big boulevards in the city center.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Zucchini

As part of our balcony garden, we also planted zucchini this year. It was not really because of the zucchini itself, if so we would have been terribly disappointed as we only managed to harvest one zucchini throughout the season. But we planted them so we could get to eat the tasty zucchini flowers because they are hard to come by here in Berlin, even at the farmers market.

And we had many flowers during June and July and they were as decorative as they were delicious. I love them filled with a ricotta mix, dipped in batter, and deep fried. It is a great summer dish. They certainly brightened up both our balcony and our dinner table this summer and perhaps they will be part of the seeds in next years balcony pot mixture.

Our balcony pots are looking rather sad right now that fall has really taken over, but there is still the occasional flower. Today we put some chestnuts in the soil so if we are lucky one of them will sprout sometime during the next couple of months.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Svendborg

Svendborg was also not far away from the summerhouse, and quite a charming city I found. Not only was there a good atmosphere, lots of leben and old charming houses, but we also found a great bakery, where we went for bread and pastry several times during our one week stay. And here we also ended our stay, with a marzipan-bun and a cup of coffee before hitting back east to devils island.