Long time no sh(m)o(u)es...

25 09 2011 Happy World

...in this space!

Well - this time it had to be a bit MORE shoe than back in my spring post when i talked about my "Eject's"...

MORE leather 

MORE fur 

MORE coziness

MORE mou!

That's their name - not mew, moo or meow just "mou" which is french for 'soft to the touch'.

And YES - I can already tell - my Eskimo mou's are VERY comfy, cozy and softie to my toesies.

The cult London label offers original, hand-crafted footwear in premium natural fibers. Warm, durable and sensually soft, their shoes are loved by fans for the offbeat back-to-nature feel and eclectic styling.

At mou, ethical and Eco-friendly production is a priority. Design innovation combines with traditional hand-craft manufacturing techniques, to maximize the natural beauty of leathers in the collection. Styles are created with comfort in mind and feature long-lasting soles and finishings.

Looks like they have it all going: Natural, unique, authentic and stylish. What are YOU thinking, Mr. Blitz?

Very promising to a happy life adventure traveler...Their spirit reminds me of the early UGG's, which originally were created in the early 70's to revive almost frozen surfer feet down in beautiful 'Austraiiiiiilia'.

UGG still claims on some of their classic styles, that they are NOT intended for cold, wet, icy or snowy weather and it is recommended to walk ONLY short distances in them.

Isn't that just hilarious???

Well, it's about good looking - not good performance (what were you THINKING!)

I'm curious, how the mou's will held up to natures winter plan...

It already snowed in some of Austria's mountains...


21 09 2011 Thinking About

What on earth is THAT???

It's the word marriage of two activities i recently tried out.

Boßeln and Geocaching.

'Boßeln' is like Bowling...

Without a roof over your head 

Without the finger holes in the heavy ball

Without pins to knock over 

Without a place to order food or drinks - so, you bring your own 

Without rules whatsoever ( at least, in our case...)


With a lot of FUN!

And for Geocaching - I'm sure, you have heard about it but maybe haven't tried it yet like me - it's the 21st century version of outdoor treasure hunting using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.You will be amazed, because most likely there will be several caches hidden right in your neighborhood and everywhere else in the world. YES, even in my remote countryside! 

Really fun - especially for " I hate walking" kids of all ages... Some caches can be tricky to find...pen, paper and creative thinking are good things to bring on this kind of adventure and reading the 'hint' might come in handy as well...

As life itself - it's the process that counts...

So, do yourself and your Neuropathways a favor and say: YES! to unfamiliar and unusual situations. Embrace life!

There are so many colorful little and big adventures life offers without needing to be hurtful to you, yours or your budget.

Once in a while or why not every day? -  leave the same old pathways in your brain and, for example, literally just take a new route on your way to places.

I always discover or notice a little treasure if i take a different route: could be a special tree or someone's well decorated entrance, a fun looking new shop on a corner or the friendly old lady smiling at her dog...

If you love words then don't be shy and let social media become your playground. Become a fan of authors, artists, organizations, businesses or public persons you are interested in - send a message or leave a wall post with your praise, blame or burning question and in no time you can have an exhilarating, blossoming conversation with fun people who are generally hard to get a hold of in non virtual life.


Gold - the 3rd

15 09 2011 DIY

What did I do with those yummy apples???

I filled my tummy with plenty of golden apple crumble! 

Here comes my very simple, all time favorite recipe: 

Wash, cut and core 450g/1lb apples into 1cm/½inch pieces. 

Put in a pot and steam to half soft with just a little bit of water (1-3 Tablespoons) on the bottom. 

Transfer to a greased baking dish and sprinkle with a breadcrumb like mixture of:

300g/10½oz sieved flour (I like spelt), pinch of salt

200g/7oz butter, cubed at room temperature

175g/6oz sugar and some cinnamon if you like

Bake at 180C/350F/Gas for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Serve with golden vanilla custard, whipped cream or Vanilla ice cream.

Mmmmm - soooo GOOD!!!

More Gold

09 09 2011 Thinking About

Friends - everywhere I look, I can already see it...

Autumn's gold IS coming.

Slowly, subtile but persistent does it mingle with late summer's colors.

I watch nature's ever reliable rhythm with fascination and gratefulness.

When I lived in California, the change of the seasons always took me by surprise.

I would wake up in the morning and BOOM! it would be fall(ish) outside - without a glimpse of an announcement beforehand. Ok - those California trees, who participate in the whole changing thing, would show it  then - all others pretend anyway, that there is ALWAYS summer in California...

Very effective...

But back here in Germany there is a much slower pace which gives you plenty of time to settle into autumn flow.

I will be off to collect some apples.

There are many Apple trees planted alongside Germany's remoter roads. You can officially apply for some trees and then harvest the apples but nobody minds, if you just stop and fill your basket for your needs.

Next post, I will show you what i did with these yummy, juicy fruits...

For now, let's ENJOY the very first golden moments of fall and give thanks to natures bounty:

Sitting outside on a (golden) bench with a cozy warm blanket...

marveling about the beauty of just simple golden straw...

stocking up golden wood...

LOVE this golden life!