Traveling

27 04 2011 Thinking About

Oh, hello there sleeping and - WOW - changed blog! Lot's of fancy and new features....here i am, learning and growing again on this journey. But this is, what this wonderful life is about, right? So, stop by say hello and share your thoughts.

The blog has been sleeping because i have been traveling. YES, one of my very favorite things to to to.

Traveling, beautiful word, full of secrets and adventure. Changes my daily home rhythm and offers great possibilities to explore.
  • Sleeping in or rising early
  • new great food or fasting
  • running barefoot in unknown places or relaxing in the sun
  • reading ten books in a week or reading nothing at all
  • visiting places or just visiting the place where you will rest
  • meeting new people or meeting yourself
  • laughing a lot or being in silence
  • creating or letting go

You get the idea. I am aware that not everybody has this great love for traveling - a friend just told me that she has no desire to go to far away places and then there are the ecological conscious brave ones who want to avoid leaving that kind of impact, BUT I , surprise, LOVE traveling.

We have not been traveling too far this time, just driving north, northeast for about four hours which took us to Fischland- Darss- Zingst located at the Ostsee in former Eastern Germany.

With our almost ten year US adventure in beautiful Santa Barbara, we had basically not been to the eastern part of Germany after it had became one with the western part. We were in our twenties when the eastern system amazingly fell apart and even with being happy and grateful for all this happening, it did not make us wanting to travel the eastern country or the western part either, because only far away travel was good travel back in those times for us. It wasn't until many of my American friends would introduce me to the idea, that i was actually coming from a country worth traveling to! The conversation would basically always go like this: You are from Germany? Such a beautiful country! Have been there in.....and my aunt is German...or my father in law ...or my great uncle...or i am 65% German.....And i would think: Beautiful country? Really? And regarding the relationships - I cannot believe how much our ancestors have spread from such a small country...

But i am convinced! Thank you my dear friends for opening my eyes and thank you life for learning, growing and experiencing and being able to see all these beauty.

Well, i got sidetracked - back to the Ostsee. Flat, flat sandy land - fabulous for long bike rides, not to long though - otherwise you will fall off this quite little peninsula....Constantly changing unique landscape because of the ocean and wind eating into certain places but giving back and building new land at another location around the corner. Diverse and many birds and sea life all protected in the Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft. Harbor City's and museums near by and also Germany´s biggest island Rügen just a short drive away. Lot's of more things to check out there, i am sure. WE LIKE IT!

Off we went to drive over to Germany's other ocean, the Nordsee. Little rougher out here, more wind and it's connected to the Atlantic ocean which means there are more waves and tides. Moon, sun and earth powers are so strong, that the water is sucked away more then 20 km at certain areas leaving behind what is called the Wattenmeer at low tide. Once the water has left, you can go out and take a hike and i promise you, this will be be an unparalleled experience which will instantly catapult you back to your childhood. Here is what you have always dreamed about: MUD- as far as you can see....mud and the highest amount of nutrition density right there squeezing through your toes and, oh...you stepped in a little deeper mud area - now it's coming up your legs......of course all protected in the Nationalpark Wattenmeer. GREAT, GREAT FUN!

But this was not the main reason for coming out here. No, the long awaited, 'can't believe i am actually here', SEASIDE PONYLAND ranch is making seven years old Jette's dreams come true....YES, she got her own outrageously cute pony named  Bronco for a week. She cleans and pampers him, they do lessons and countryside rides, theory lessons and other fun stuff like games and swimming. She is in heaven - it's a fabulous place. WE LIKE IT!



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Herbs and Spices

25 04 2011 Happy World
Sonnentor Herbs and Spices
Sonnentor Herbs and Spices

There is one company i have been really enjoying since i discovered it in my local health food store shortly after moving from the US: the company's name is SONNENTOR and the translation to this name is SUN DOOR. Not only is this a beautiful brand name for the kind of products they produce - it's literally like opening a door and the most wonderful, life giving sunshine is pouring right into your heart or - onto and into your food, so to speak.

i hope, by now, you are really curious what i am marveling about.......

Pasta with Sonnentor sprinkles
Pasta with Sonnentor sprinkles


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Green, Green, Green

24 04 2011 Thinking About

Not only is the german political landscape getting greener and greener with the green party reaching the highest scores ever in their history and green energies solutions coming to reality - the whole countryside in front of my home turned green in the last couple days!

Reasons enough to look a little deeper into this green affair and see, what it can do for us...


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Moving to Serendipity

08 04 2011 Happy World
              I am switching my blog to a much nicer blogging software (ehhmm - so not quite me, but Olv is doing that for me...). This will make my blog postings so much nicer, cooler and betterer :-) And I'll be able to post stuff much easier and have more control over the placement of those bloody pictures that otherwise appear where ever they want. Darned little beasts..