Berlin from Above

Ever since we moved to Berlin, we’ve been watching the “Weltballon” – one of the world’s largest tethered balloons, go up and down a couple of blocks from our house. It runs according to the weather, and a ride takes about 15 mins in total. At 19 Euro per person, that’s more than 1 Euro […] Read more…

Berlin by Boat

One thing we’ve been wanting to do for ages, is take a boat ride down the Spree and see Berlin from a different view point. And after spending most of summer watching from bridges as boats glide past us below, the boy’s wish finally came true. There are loads of different options, but we opted […] Read more…

Urban Gardening

9 July 2013 I love documenting graffiti and street art around the city, but when I recently thought I’d discovered a new mural in our neighbourhood, I was in for a surprise.  Close up, it turned out to be not just a simple mural, but a “Garten am Zaun” or in English “Garden on the […] Read more…

My Discovery of the Week

4 July 2013 During the recent Berlin heat wave, when any chance to cool down a little was much appreciated, including frappuccinos from that famous coffee chain I admit to being just a little bit addicted to (not that I don’t also like to support independent cafés), I was over the moon to discover that […] Read more…

Project Balcony 2013

I already mentioned that we’ve been growing things on our balcony again. Actually, we planted the seedlings months ago, but over the last couple of weekends we’ve finally gotten around to fixing our balcony up for this year’s summer. I haven’t really had the time to create anything new this year, so it was mostly […] Read more…

Snapshots #18

My life in snapshots, according to my iphone, seems to be very food focused recently. Well, I’m a foodie, so my life is always fairly food focused ;) One of the best things about summer – a bag of cherries! Summer salad with home grown basil from our balcony (still working on the tomatoes, so […] Read more…

Snapshots #17

The last week in snapshots, according to my iPhone, was filled with quite a bit of excitement. First US President Obama was in town, which meant lots of road blocks and high security police in the centre of town – like these huge green tank like vehicles on Potsdamer Platz! Later in the week, we […] Read more…

Another Heat Wave

20 June 2013 Just a few days ago, I was telling you about the Scottish ‘Heatwave’ we enjoyed on our holiday. For the past three days, Berlin too has been hit by a heatwave, but this one is not as pleasant. At close to 40°C peak temperatures, the word ‘suffering’ springs to mind. I really […] Read more…

Scottish Heat Wave

16 June 2013 So we’re back from our holiday. Of course, everyone is asking how it was, especially the weather. And everyone was surprised to hear that the weather was gorgeous.  We were so lucky. In fact, in the first 10 days it was better than back in Berlin, as Scotland went through a “heat […] Read more…

Swan Family

We started the last day of our holiday with a walk to Blackford Hill Pond, here in Edinburgh, because the boy loves feeding the ducks. There we met an entire family of swans. What a lovely way to end a lovely vacation. Read more…

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