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April 15th, 2014

CornerView – something to celebrate

by Li+Belle

Every day with our Frieda is a celebration,
and for Frieda every day is a celebration
when she can lie on the couch.

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April 12th, 2014

outside

by Li+Belle

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April 1st, 2014

CornerView – Inspiration

by Li+Belle

Spring, Spring, Spring … is my favorite season.
Everything awakened from hibernation.
Nature is full of inspiration, full of beautiful fashion models.

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March 25th, 2014

CornerView – close by

by Li+Belle

Château Chenonceaux/France

Close by Tours
is Château Chenonceaux,
which we visited together with Elsa and her lovely daughter.
France is in Germany known for its wonderful castles
(and its delicious wine and good food and much more … ;)).
In the Loire region and its tributaries there are many castles,
the Château Chenonceaux was one of the most beautiful that I saw so far.

A moated castle built over the River Cher.
The castle appears playful with its turrets and balconies and spoil.
Inside the rooms thrilled me well-preserved,
the colorful beds and wallpapers
(wallpapers are indeed an art in itself),
the kitchen and the many staircases and stairs.

The castle belonged to a beautiful garden
with rose bushes and fountains,
benches for resting and elegant cut trees.

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 - close by -
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March 18th, 2014

CornerView – in the distance

by Li+Belle

Würzburg/Germany

You do not need into the distance,
if you want a short break from everyday life.

Last week we had the theme of travel, and I showed you pictures of our France vacation.
Although France is a neighboring country,
but France is a big country,
and Tours was 1200 km away.

A few weeks ago we visited a friend, but she lives only 2 hours and 230 miles away.
Although we did not travel far, and the visit lasted only three days,
we felt like being on holiday.
It was wonderfully relaxing
and a trip away from it all.

We have considered not only the wine region, but also the city of Würzburg.
A nice town for strolling and shopping,
eating ice cream and
resting on the banks of the river Main.

Do you know Orlando Bloom and Christoph Waltz?
Both were already in the city and there have jointly produced a film.
“The Three Musketeers” from the year 2011.
(In the pictures 7 + 8 is a part, where the movie was filmed).

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March 11th, 2014

CornerView – travel

by Li+Belle

Tours/France

Visiting foreign countries and foreign cities is always an adventure,
especially if you do not understand the language.
It a great pleasure to discover new:
drink and eat,
people and buildings,
and to learn for life.

Travelling is something very fulfilling.

Travel becomes something more special when you visit friends
and they show their own country.
It again gets a little more insight than you would only exclusively as a tourist.

Last summer we visited Elsa and her family.
It was an adventure for us, and it was definitely like coming home.

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March 5th, 2014

CornerView – Renewal

by Li+Belle

I have read a lot the last ten years.
Sometimes almost 60 books a year. My shelf had to always be filled with new material,
I was able to walk past any bookstore without a new book to buy.
My SUB – stack of unread books – grew and grew.

Then, from one day to the other I had no desire to read,
I read hardly, could not concentrate on a book,
and each book was boring after the first few pages.

My diagnosis: a dose too much about what is read .

Last year I took a break , my love of reading regenerate.
And this year I have decided to turn my love of reading again,
to renewed.

Not so many books … there are only a small pocket of unread books and not a whole shelf more,
and also on my e-reader store only a few books waiting to be read.
Just my wish list at amazon is not shrunk.
The persists and grows … because it could be yes … one day.
Who knows?

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- renewal -
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February 25th, 2014

CornerView – experiment

by Li+Belle

I have renovated my flat in recent months.
I have experimented a lot with new flooring here and there,
new wall paint,
new furniture in the rooms,
new design of the rooms …

This is my new kitchen.

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I create still new and experiment
where I exactly place something
and which plants are best suited.
The Hyacinthe bring spring in my kitchen.

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At the moment I’m thinking hard what to hang over the sofa in my kitchen.
A photo from Brittany?
A photo of Frieda?
Or from Paris?
Old roll film photos?
All I imagine now  I don’t like it tomorrow anymore.
I have no idea.
What would you hang on the empty wall?
Do you have ideas?

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 In the new kitchen, I have a lot of fun to experiment with new recipes.
From my friend (the wife of Joseph) who can cook wonderful,
I borrowed cookbooks from Jamie Oliver.
Some recipes I’ve tried. And I ate delicious dishes.
If you have a recipe that I should check – then bring it on.
I cook and photograph it for you.

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Since last year I do different smoothies every week.
They are very healthy.
And mostly delicious.
Before I knew what I really like, I had to experiment a lot.
With spinach, with green cucumber and ginger … and much more.
But most of all I like sweet / sour smoothies:
1 handful of berries,
1 banana,
1 orange
100ml yogurt.
Which smoothies do you like?

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 And lastly: Frieda. ♥
She experiments with her teeth, which toy tastes best.

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February 11th, 2014

CornerView – slow

by Li+Belle

Today we take it slow at times. Who is involved?

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- slow -
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February 4th, 2014

CornerView – Vision

by Li+Belle

My vision for my future looks like this:

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Can you see the small, fantastically beautiful white houses?
So do I.
In my vision  one of these houses are my own.
I wake up every morning overlooking the sea,
I have breakfast on my terrace overlooking the sea,
I walk with Frieda near the sea,
or I swim in the sea,
I have dinner on the terrace with friends and the view of the sea.
I see the sun rise over the sea, I see the sun go down,
I see clear skies and dark storms,
I see the tide come and go,
and the gulls that rotate in circles.
I have heard that people who live by the sea are much more relaxed.
And that’s me … then … in my vision.

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