Monday, August 29, 2011


Time for traveling overseas again - even if it is just a thirty minute ride on the train to Bremen to the Übersee-Museum (Overseas Museum)! After the museum time at home last weekend we decided to beat the clouds and rain with traveling activity around the globe.

The Overseas Museum Bremen is actually quite fun for children with collections of material on natural history, trade and ethnography from the South Seas, Australia, Asia. Around the world in 80 minutes!

Due to inexplicable circumstances I suffered a severe kind of camnesia during our visit to museum, so there are no exciting photos to show... How great would it be showing you a smiling Clara in front of smiling buddhas, a Japanese tea house, a Chinese temple, a Mongolian yurt or a Bollywood billboard in the Asian section... or in Africa with giraffes and zebras ... or in front of the skeleton of a dinosaur in the evolution room...

All I can really show you is the single two pictures I took of Clara on her own request - in front of a statue of the Bremen town musicians at a well-known global coffee shop franchise.

We can't say we hadn't fun (and even some sunshine).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fresh & Organic 24

Fruit: grapes, apples, kiwis

It really is veg season!
potatoes, hokkaido pumpkin, cucumber, kohlrabi, parsley, leek, rocket, three sorts of tomatoes, batavia lettuce, red bell pepper, turnip

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bis in die Puppen

... And after a good party with singing and dancing the dolls are very tired and need to be put in their beds (on the living room floor, please don't remove!)... Clara claims her room is too small for all her things, I call it: "Ausweitung der Kampfzone".

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer inside out

You wouldn't believe it was a warm August weekend with lots of play outside, parks, garden, friends and family if you saw what Clara was up to in the little time she spent inside the house!

a "puzzle museum" with all her puzzles spread out on the floor
(please don't remove!)

and a doll and cuddly toy party!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Santa Fe

Let's go back again to the holidays (rain again around here...), where it was hot & dry and actually not the perfect knitting weather but great for traveling and discovering.

Santa Fe in New Mexico was the first city we went to after the Summer Solstice Kundalini yoga festival.

It is known for its adobe architecture and a bustling art scene. They also have a great Georgia O'Keefe Museum who used to live and work in New Mexico later in her life.

(that's not the museum though...)

Of course it is easy to rely on, but I preferred using my inner knitting radar. And was successful. This was the first knitting shop I found on our trip.

TUTTO (website here)

I was pleasantly surprised to find two men working there, eagerly discussing a mistake in a knitting pattern. But they only work there on Saturdays, they said. Interestingly they have been to Germany two years ago for the knitting fair in Cologne. They loved it, they said.

The shop had also some German wool on offer, Opal sock yarn and Schoppel Zauberball. A lot of Danish yarn like Isager, too.
Good choice overall.

My little choice - some pink needle protectors.

Still hungry and not fed up with yoga food we went to a great vegetarian restaurant - Annapurna's.

Authentic ayurvedic Indian cuisine - delicious and healthy.

Hippie-style interior design.

Annapurna is the visible deity in the form of food. She rules the five elements of nature - earth, water, fire, air and sky.

I just love this kind of worshiping and praying!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fresh & Organic 22

Fruit: apples (Jamba and Cripps Pink), pears, bananas, grapes

Vegetables: potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, fresh onions, mushrooms, batavia lettuce, beetroot, red bell pepper, kohlrabi, parsley root

child: Clara
She really wanted to be in the picture.
And then she also wanted to take one:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Day back on the Mat

When I came to teach my first prenatal class after the holidays, this little crochet graffiti at the entrance of the birthing home really cheered me up!

Thank you!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fresh & Organic 21

The fruit & vegetable box is back! And it also marks the end of the holidays for me. Two amazing months of sunshine, travel, family & friends, yoga and great food. What will fuel the next week for us?

A whole cornucopia of fresh goodness, that doesn't even fit in the picture.

fruit: blueberries, nectarines, summer apples, watermelon

vegetables: carrots, potatoes, zucchini, fennel, onions, leek, (cherry) tomatoes, cucumber, corn, lettuce, red radishes, parsley

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some Summer Sewing II

A birthday bag I actually already made in May (here). For my mama. From the vintage fabric she gave me... The pattern comes from the German book Designbuch Nähen.

Lots of space in it for her stuff and I even sewed in some inner pockets for her purse and cell phone (why did she mention she could put stones in it?) and it seems to fit into her garden. What you don't see in picture - the Baltic Sea is just a couple of miles away. That is where my mama likes to collect stones. To put or hang in her house and garden (in the picture).