Saturday, 26 April 2014
Well, we pretty much are the Gilmore Girls. We not only love them, but there's so much we have in common with Rory and Lorelai, we have a very close relationship, speak the sarcastic language fluently, talk about everything and love evenings spent with takeaways, films and each others company! When I was younger, we'd often write each other letters when we didn't see much of each other during the day. I'd put one out for my mum at nighttime and in the morning, when I woke up, there'd always be a response waiting for me. I always really loved this little tradition and think it would be a lovely thing to do if I have a daughter of my own one day. These days when I'm home we still try to spend as much time as possible together, we go for long walks with the dogs, watch films (most recently About Time which is definitely one of my favourite films), make cake pops together (even though she's way better, it's still really fun to give them a go, you can see her cake pop adventures on her Instagram) and curl up laughing watching Modern Family (her favourite is Gloria, my current one is Lily, but it changes constantly!).
I might not live at home or even close to home anymore, but I know she's still there for me, always. I know that she'd still drop everything when something's wrong with me, and it's an incredibly good and comforting feeling to know I have a mum like this.
I have a pretty glorious family and I'm genuinely so very grateful to have them! I'd love to hear your family stories, what you get up with them, what they're like :) Either in the comments, or if you have a blog post on them, link me up.
Have a great weekend everyone!
P.S. I know I posted the photo before, but it's just one of my favourites of my mum!
Sunday, 13 April 2014
My brother studies Graphic Design in Germany, and his course has a heavy emphasis on photography. So, the way to get his attention is by taking some really bad photos. Only joking. Well half joking, I don't actively take bad photos to get his attention, but he just can't help giving me his often not so complimentary comments. Anyhow, I always do try to get little lessons from him, on photoshop (elements), on my camera and on composition, which I find so so helpful, because it's all nice and good to read tips online, but it's so much better to be shown on your camera and on your computer with your particular version of a programme. So that makes for some really enjoyable time too, and breaks the habit of just doing food with everyone a little bit. Although we did do food too, he got a BBQ for his birthday and treated us to delicious food a number of times. He makes this delicious oil marinade that he keeps brushing the meat (or veg and grill cheese in my case) in, which is oh so tasty.
He's a pretty cool person, and I enjoy spending time with him immensely. Anyway, no photos of people, but I thought I'd share some of the results of our little lessons!
I hope you've had a great weekend!
Monday, 7 April 2014
Last week we managed to go for ice-cream twice and I had a great time, one time we actually stayed for two hours chatting away, which was lovely. Although I might have to consider other pass times with him, since this might start showing on my hips a bit too much :)
Hope you're all having a good start to the week.
Friday, 4 April 2014
Herzenslust in Saarbrücken. I have to say I expected more of a deli/bistro type place, and not this amazing mixture of cool, elegant and delicious food!
I had such a great, relaxed evening with my beloved aunt, and we had some great conversations. I generally find talking to her very uplifting, because her views on things are usually very refreshing. I wish we could have these evenings together more often, but at the same time, I'm extremely grateful that when I am home, we make time to spend evenings like this together.
Again, I'd love to hear any small traditions you have with friends and/or family members.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
|Apologies for the quality, but I love the photo so wanted to include it!|
She's an amazing lady and I always so thoroughly enjoy spending some good 1:1 time. When we find the time, we go on little days out to an old small city near us, where we first go for breakfast. And by this I mean we have breakfast, we don't just quickly strengthen for the day, but we have huge amounts of food, coffee and tea over a long period of time and have lovely long conversations. It's actually become my favourite part of the day.
After this we hit the shops. And by this I really mean strolling around very slowly continuing our little chats and having a browse here and there. Ok I also get absolutely spoiled but that's genuinely not why I enjoy these days. I enjoy spending time with my nan who's still so fit she can walk around with me and absolutely hilarious to talk to. I also love hearing all kinds of stories about her life and all the places she's been to, which is too many to even count! She's been to all continents (except Antarctica) and I once tried to make a world map highlighting all the places she's been to for her 70th birthday. I quickly semi-regretted the idea, because it turned out quite a task, but then again it was also pretty interesting and it's needless to say it made for some pretty cool stories.
I thought I'd include a couple of photos here, I'm sure you'll excuse the quality, but you know back in the days, wasn't so much with good digital photo quality.
Yesterday we were especially blessed with some proper spring time weather which made the little day out even more perfect. Over the next couple of days/weeks I'll be sharing with you what kind of things I get up to with the different members of my family, and I'd absolutely love it if you shared your little traditions with me in the comments too, I'd genuinely love to hear them.
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. One last little story, when I took the top photo, I said that we should take a photo of ourselves, and she said "You mean take a selfie". So yeah my dearest nan is definitely more with the cool kids than I am.