Sunday, November 29, 2009


almond tarte with rum fruits and honey icecream
kitchen store
kitchen store
early bird
more orange
Herr Max
Herr Max

Like I already wrote once. I love Fridays evenings. They are the best.
It is something I look forward to the whole week.
And how nice is it to get picked up from work to stroll a bit through the city enjoy the first walk via the christmas market and a have a nice dinner afterwards.
We had an amazing dessert again. An almond tarte with rum fruits and honey icecream. They had pretty nice wallpaper in the washrooms there and I couldn't resist taking a picture : )
On our way home we passed this pretty nice shop in which they sell really great kitchen tools...

I did some more crafting on little projects this morning and we biked to the lovely café Herr Max in the afternoon to have a nice coffee and to read a bit. It is so cozy there and the cakes are sooo delicious too. The bakery is in the back of the café and you can see how Herr Max makes all the cakes...The cafè used to be a butcher and they kept the old tiles on the walls which I think are just the i-dot on this lovely place. You should go when you have the chance to come to Hamburg and also have a look at they nice drawings they sell there from:

Oh by the way there is this amazing sewing magazine, called CUT which is out since this year. They will have an Advent calendar on their blog giving you every day tips what you could get or craft for the beloved onse for Christmas. When you need ideas just have a look and it seems the lovely ladies from Munich will even give out sewing patterns.

A lovely weekend to everyone


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little sewing project I

It is such November weather outside.
Dark at 4.30pm, rainy and cold. But it is great weather to get the sewing machine out and to start making little presents for Christmas.
I did this sewing class early this year as my skills became a bit rusty over the years. It was really fun and I couldn't believe that in the end of the course I would be able to hold a finished skirt with a zipper in my hands - oh and it even fits. I can only imagine that a course with this lovely lady as a teacher would be simply amazing too.
Anyways, ever since this course I pretty much stick to the formats: squares or rectangles - and so I did tonight. I made this little bag for my sister while listening to "Do Make Say Think" which is pretty relaxing music especially when the zipper is making slightly little problems : )

Just a couple more weeks left to create a few more rectangles or squares made out of fabric : )
Time is really flying ...I can sort of still feel the sand between my toes of the time when we were at the Baltic Sea late September...

Happy Wednesday to everyone.

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Sunday in November

on the door

In September I made a little Autumn wreath with all sorts of Autumn fruits with my grandmother when I was at home and she showed me how to do it best so I decided to do a Winter version this weekend..I got the tree branches on the farmers market and also crafting wire and tried my luck yesterday afternoon...I put it up on our door..I think it is nice to start the chritsmas feeling bit for bit..
Apart from this we had a nice quiet weekend, reading a lot, enjoying the sun in the apartment, getting rid of my 5m high clothes-hill which was asking to get folded...and having a nice afternoon tea in the café next to our apartment....

Oh...and I was listening to this song a lot this weekend...We saw Beach House the other week when they supported the great Vetiver here in Hamburg..I think her voice is just great...

Friday, November 20, 2009

The last bits of London

Borough Markets
Chorizo Love
Notting Hill

Brick Lane
Unto the last - brick lane

I promise these are the last London pictures I am going to post here ...

The last days in London were pretty amazing too, even that the wind almost blew us away on Friday afternoon...
We went to Borough Markets and had a good start with a coffee at "Monmouth" which is right across of the markets and has really good coffee and even filters coffee right in front of you...The market is so amazing with its super fresh food. When you go you should get a one of those chorizo rolls for which the people actually line up.
We also went to Portobello Road which was a bit too crowded so we left and spend more time around Brick Lane. We had a really great pizza for lunch there and went to some nice little stores like "Labour and Wait" or "Unto the Last" which sell really great old kitchen tools or handmade and great designed furniture...
Something funny happened to me when we were on our way to catch up with a friend to go to a pub...We got out at Covent Garden station and took the long escalators there when a few people on other side of the escalators suddenly shouted "Where is Wally" and pointed to me saying "There is Wally"...I didn't knew the this kids book where you need to find this guy with a red hat and glasses and probably looked a bit irritated but found it funny when my boyfriend explained to me what they meant...
Well...I have a red hat but my glasses are not as round as Wally's : )

Happy Thursday to everyone...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

London second day

there was sunwall
don't mix it up
coffee at tate
tate cafè
oh donna wilson
river café
The sun was shining on the second morning. How I loved it to wake up and to see the blue sky.
It was the day of the last exam too. My boyfriend put some new music (listen) on my Ipod and I walked to the Millenium bridge listening to it and waiting there for him to go and see some exhibits at Tate Modern.
How great this place is - and I was thinking how just amazing it is to live in a city like London and have the chance to go there whenever you feel like...and this for free. We had a coffee afterwards in the little cafè they have on the last level...and the view was just amazing. I really enjoyed sitting there. We also went to the museum shop and I saw the kids book "The Three Robbers" and I rememberd how much I loved this when I was a kid. Do you know this book too?We spent the afternoon in Shoreditch where I stumbled over a nice store where they sell all the great stuff from Donna Wilson. I love her cushions and was thinking of getting this one.
In the evening we celebrated the last exam with a nice dinner at the River Cafè it was amazing food. We had pannacotta with grappa and an amazing chocolate cake for dessert..hmm...

Hope you are having a great week..

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

London ...the first day

last leaves
english breakfast
red and blue
la fromagerie
the cheese room

I am back. And what a lovely trip it was. I was looking through the pictures we took over the last couple of days and "Oh London you are just great and I had so much fun".
We had all sorts of weather. Sun in the morning, cloudy bits and of course also rain and a pretty wild wind on Saturday. But it couldn't stop us from exploring the city at all.
I spent the first day by myself as the boy-friend still needed to study. I was prepared with a little map and full of excitement and started my walk along the Thames to SOHO. It is always a little weird for me when I see things, like the London Eye for real which you usually just know from postcards - and suddenly such things are right in front of you - just there.
I stopped by this café Maison Bertaux and had a nice lemon tart and a tea : ) before I continued....looking around, seeing socks with hearts, lovely little houses and also this amazing place La Fromagerie where you could have lunch and also get the most amazing cheese...

Here are the pictures of the first day...