What a summer

This summer was all about settling into our new home, having as many meals outside on the balcony as possible, drinking coffee poured over ice cubes in form of fishes, enjoying the natural air-condition of a Berliner Altbau, picking tomatoes and herbs from the balcony, jumping into the nearby lake after work, reading-reading-reading, going camping…

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last year’s train ride home

I left Berlin early morning when the sky was still dark and the street lights still on, to arrive in the black forest nine hours later. All the time – while it was slowly getting brighter outside, while I was sitting on my window seat not looking out of the window, while I was waiting…

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delightful christmas

No snow in sight, light moments instead. The soft midday sun looks like a late afternoon sun in summer, and so I combine lunch with a camera walk out here and then. It is christmas tomorrow, and there are no oceans or too many kilometres between me and home this time, only a train ride…

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days by the sea

Ein kleiner Sehnsuchtsfleck ist Prerow an der Ostsee. Für sich schon wunderschön, und noch schöner mit dem Gefühl vermisster Orte, die dort beim Vergleichen auftauchen: die Häuser wirken ein wenig skandinavisch mit ihren pastellfarbenen Fassade, der Weststrand ist so lang und wild wie ein Strand in Australien, und am Bücherstand lag Hemingway und berichtete über…

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this is home now

You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from.” (from Joan Didion. Written into my journal by Jen in February when I was still place-searching.) So, Berlin. Hallo erstmal. Jetzt bist du es also geworden: meine neuer Hauptsitz, meine Bleibe, meine Riesenstadt, mein Rückzug, mein Ruhepol. Mein neues Daheim. Der Ort, wo mein…

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In Leipzig

A week in Leipzig; after the summer, after not seeing each other for three months. Much time needed to catch up and to explore a new city where the houses are splendid and the people so sweet. Jen packte die Woche auch in Fotos und Wörter, klickt hinüber zu ihren Leipzig-Episoden auf ihrem Blog Working…

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At homes

It was nice to be home again. I visited my family and friends in October, and we caught up with what had not fit into e-mails in the last four months, and most importantly: we spent time together and not just told each other about two times. There were so many coffees and teas and…

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