You guys! I submitted my thesis last Tuesday! So I thought I’d do a couple of ‘throwback Thursday’ type posts to catch up on some of the adventures we’ve been managing in the last couple of months of chaos. But then, well then my immune system, which, I have to admit, was really making a stellar effort to not get me sick during the final push, took my holiday as a chance to take its own. So instead of blogging, sewing, cleaning, gardening, painting and so on, I spent the last couple of days lying on the couch, feeling sorry for myself, calling myself the ‘King of Congestion’, and bathing in a shame spiral filled with chocolate, tissues and Gossip Cat (which is what Andy and I call Gossip girl, because we are fairly convinced that Gossip Girl is actually a High Society Cat. Probably a Persian Cat, because those guys are regal, but, lets face it, mean). Which is why this turned out to be more of a ‘throwback Saturday’. Apologies.
Happy Hump Day! Here’s some lovely Aussie flowers mixed with some lovely Aussie woods, to brighten your working week.
This year’s Christmas tree was a bit of a rush compared to the ‘homemade pastels’ of last year, the ‘grey and red knit‘, or even the ‘guesthouse miniature’ of our very first family Northern Hemisphere Christmas. And so, ok, I went back to my default setting of ‘RED!’
I’m pretty excited that this year I finally managed to get together the ingredients and equipment to make my family’s traditional Christmas cookies.
This past weekend was a pretty amazing Food Gorge Session for Andy, Szym* and I…
Ok, the title maybe doesn’t make immediate sense to the non-Aussie readers out there. AFL is the Australian Football League. And Australian Football (Aussie Footy- because we are lazy group of English speakers) is a weird little game played ‘down under’. It involves a lot of leaping, men wearing short-shorts, and a pointy egg-shaped ball.
My family came to visit last week, and although I had to work Monday and Tuesday, I managed to sneak out early on Wednesday to frolick around the park.
I am pleased to announce the happy frolicking of many many family members in the great city of Berlin. And apparently also that Andy is now Merkel 2.0.
Andy got a grill!