Magical fall

31 10 2011 Happy World


I have to confess - I'm not big into Halloween decoratoration... 

My children just have to be happy with a thick carpet of fallen leaves... 

And like every year since we moved back to a country with changing seasons I think :

The leaves never danced prettier than THIS year... 

...and never glowed more magnificent before... 

REALLY - isn't THIS fall just AMAZING with it's warm and sunny days we are having over here in northern Germany?

We can even sit OUTSIDE and enjoy our root vegetables right in the glorious afternoon  - red beets in soup and on bread this time - sooooo marvelous! 

What is definitely going to be on your plate this week? 

Surprise package for you!

28 10 2011 Thinking About

Steffi and Okka had a great idea!

Every Friday they pack a virtual package full of joy and fun for their readers and they invite other bloggers to be part of it.

SO - here is mine for you and yours...

This time: full of questions!

- is it o.k to love sheepskin? Or is the correct answer: "WHAT? NO...I don't think it's real... got it from Ross..." 

- with so much ethical incorrectness on my plate - shouldn't I exclusively eat vegan or vegetarian?  

- or at least - get an iPad App? from Donna Hay? 

- could I actually wash my guilt away? 

- and when I'm all nice and clean, can I please take a seat here

- will I be able to finally treat my family to a cake from Leila ?

- or do I rather start a new knitting project?

- what questions will travel with you on this weekend?

Have a GOOD one! 

Gotland sheep

24 10 2011 Happy World

...are not what this post is about...

No, these are ordinary German sheep living on a dike - on a man made wall protecting the land from being flooded by the ocean.

And it means, I'm visiting NORTHERN GERMANY and not GOTLAND, a swedish island where those incredible blue grey fur-ball beauties called GOTLAND SHEEP would live...

Well - looks like I can't get enough of sheep no matter what kind of breed they belong to...

.. otherwise I can't explain why they would greet me with a yoga performance...

Or these essential northern landmarks...

Some really don't mind my presence and are able to totally let go...

But most are carefully watching me with a mixture of mistrust and curiosity.

I really don't want to disturb or scare them in their peaceful community but I know they find me highly suspicious...

And here she comes...

Selma herself - with an amazing spookily swaying and rolling gait directly towards me - you already see her in the back of this pic.

I am holding my breath and speed up my thinking: What is wrong with her? Can't she see or smell me??? 

I stay and she finally stops an inch from my knee.

She takes one gigantic breath to read-smell my complete bio only to breathe out back right into my face.

THANKS Selma - I ALWAYS wanted to exactly experience THAT...

But now I know what's going on with her! She is going down to business: snacking on my camera belt...

She seems to love eating and is a bit overweight but otherwise -  totally fine!

And you? What was your last close encounter of the (sheep)...?... kind?


17 10 2011 Market day

Who are YOU? 

Dear readers - please let your fingers fly over the keys, because is looking forward to YOUR comments entered for a raffle!

Thanks to my dear friends of SONNENTOR , we have a wonderful yummy GIVEAWAY!

Do strawberries, corn flowers, roses, lavender and vanilla blossom bring you and your senses in a blissful state of being? 

Can't you just not get enough of springs and summers bountiful scents and flavors?

Would you actually love to put a little, sunny, flowery hood over autumn's and winter's darker moments? 

Then I think, Sonnentor has just the right thing for you! 

A fabulous new delicious spice-blossom-preparation called "Blütenhäubchen" (means: little flower hood): Cheerful like a beautiful bouquet with it's pink and blue colors and sweet as love itself!

Super pretty and delicious on desserts, yogurt, cupcakes, milk foam,......

...or just licked right from your hand - HEAVENLY AROMATIC!


are you more the soul who looks forward to the days getting shorter and calmer and to cozy afternoons spent at the fireplace? Do you like to sit back, dream and let cardamom, cinnamon, allspice and ginger take you on a flying carpet to the mystical East?

Then SONNENTOR's magical "Chai-kiss" from 1000 and one night will be perfect for you!

Hmmm - what a delicious refinement for milk, cocoa, tea and coffee. On rice pudding, ice cream, or cookies and in all else that could yet be crowned by a spicy magic kiss!

Both new sweet spice flower preparations are, like all produkts of Sonnentor, organically grown and created with lots of sunny cheerful devotion.

So - PLEASE let us know -  what direction is to YOUR taste?

Or, are you like me and fell spontaneously in love with both kinds?

Even better, because with a little luck and your comment left at the end of this post, you could soon enjoy these two creative products as well as an EXTRA surprise treasure from SONNTOR

EVERYBODY is invited to participate - we will ship the present WORLDWIDE - so this is THE chance to get a SONNENTOR product if it is not YET available for purchase in your home country!