Travel Plans 2014

24 03 2014

I have to admit: I am quite exhausted after our recent move.

I can't believe all this stuff we managed to pile up in the last four years after relocating from California.

I gave a lot away before the move but we still have so many boxes left. We already filled again two large storage rooms in the cellar of the new space!

I wouldn't want to go on a vacation right away since there is still so much exciting work to do in the new apartment like choosing lampshades and decorating, but I love to dream up some destinations we could go visit later this year.

I am inspired by other bloggers lists here but with the cost of the move we probably won't do any big overseas trips this year.

Last year around this time we went to the north cost of Germany and visited the island of Sylt.

We had rented a cute little house together with my brother and my sister in law and their Golden Retriever "Chaney"

It was totally fun and we really want to do it again this year. 

HouseTrip for example offers a great selection of vacation rentals worldwide and also rentals at the North Sea for dog owners, because "Chaney" doesn't like to travel too long to a destination. She hates driving the car - even just the three hours from our town up to the cost.

Fernweh Nordsee Fernweh Nordsee

The beaches and waves can be amazing on the north cost of Germany - very inviting for long beach walks.

Fine white sand and beautiful dunes. Lot's of wind and fresh air.

And afterwards a yummy seafood dinner :) 

Fernweh Nordsee

Sylter Stadtgeflüster in Westerland is a great restaurant offering homemade food. The interior is cozy and inviting decorated in Long Island style.

They also offer freshly baked cakes and cupcakes for afternoon tea. Unfortunately I learned about this place after our trip last year, but I heard only good reviews about it.

So, we definitely need to go to this island again!

What about you?

Do you have travel plans for 2014?

Do you like to go really far away or do you like road trips and destinations close to your home?

I would love to hear about your travel plans! 

Happy Monday,


P.S. Thanks a lot to HouseTrip for the cooperation in this post.


11 04 2013

Literally translates to "joke-cookie" and in Germany means someone, who is or acts funny in a special way. Often used with an ironic undertone.

I am really not sure, if there is an english word or phrase for this.

Please let me know, if so.

O.k. - looking at this sheep I would say we have more of an involuntary "joke-cookie" here.

funny sheep

But who knows for sure, right?

Maybe a sheep with humor?

But definitely an excellent, smart, fast and fun technique to change direction if you are a sheep on a levee.

Speaking of fun:

Today I read the following blog description I found in the net:

"A blog about horses, flowers and deco with enormous pictures."

They were talking about me! :) 

Now I finally know what to answer if I get asked what i actually do on this blog thing.

"Hello - my name is Anette and I blog about horses, flowers and deco. With enormous pictures."

By the way: I really think, it is not o.k. that they forgot to mention my lovely sheep friends, don't you think as well?

"Welcome to - your trusted happy little farm blog. Please take a seat on one of our 

nicely decorated hay bales and enjoy the ride." 

Happy Day - more "joke-cookies" @ Nic today.