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May 31st, 2015

Goodby May and Hello June …

by Li+Belle

May has been a month, which I was very delighted and went by very fast.
But is a law of nature:
everything is good passes quickly, everything is barren takes long.

The highlight of the month: the birthday of my daughter.
I’ll tell you, she was given tickets for a concert in Munich in October.
and I think it was the best thing I could give her.

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Another highlight was our trip to Amsterdam.
We met there with Elsa and her family
(soon I will show you pictures)
and enjoyed four wonderful days.
We strolled through the city every day.
Amsterdam has so much to see,
so many people,
so many smells
and so many little streets and cafes.
We saw Rembrandt – what a gifted painter.
We ate Asian in the Asian district,
frozen yogurt with fruit,
crepes with Nutella,
chocolate cake,
and I drank a wonderfully exotic tasting smoothie with celery and beetroot.
(I can tell you, I was the only one who liked it).
We stayed in a quiet residential area in a wonderful, cozy apartment,
which we found on Airbnb.
We chatted a lot and laughed a lot.
It was a wonderful trip!

now part of everyday life:
– I had four photoshoots with a couple, with friends and with their background music,
and with children, which are so funny to watch them
– Breakfast with friends
– I had a week’s vacation in which I brush a lot
– I finished my English course for the time and I hope it will be continued in September

what I read:
CouchSurfing in Iran (very interesting and informative and a courageous man!)

 what I saw:
Mädchen im Eis (the film is a little crazy, sometimes amusing and with an easy open end)

– new episodes of the Outlander
– Season two of Game of Thrones

and I saw: The killing
– It was very, very exciting. sometimes very scary.
something successful I have not seen.
The four seasons I have seen at top speed.

How was your Mai? And what will happen to you in June?

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May 19th, 2015

CornerView – sunshine

by Li+Belle

Actually, I wanted to show you the splendid Amsterdam in the sunshine.
But I didn’t manage to create a blog entry in the last few days.
At least I have downloaded the images already on the PC.
And so I will tell you soon from the trip with Elsa to Amsterdam.

Previously a little Bavarian country air in the sunshine for you.

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 – sunshine –
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May 8th, 2015

Happy Birthday

by Li+Belle

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Happy Birthday to my girl!

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May 6th, 2015

CornerView – somewhere else

by Li+Belle

So. This time I have a few pictures of Ratisbon for you.
We spent on a sunny Sunday afternoon there.
We strolled around the city,
we had an ice cream (delicious and super sharp: chocolate with chilli!),
enjoyed the sun,
watched the people,
looked in the showcase,
and at the end we had a great pizza.

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May 3rd, 2015

Goodby to April

by Li+Belle

Hello dear ones!
Today is the third of May and it’s time for a brief review of the April.

First, I have to tell you that last week was very exciting for me.
My site and  the blog were moved from the provider.
To an another, better storage system.
Unfortunately, I understand nothing of all.
The site move went well,
except for a few thumbnails that I had to renew,
there was nothing to fault.
But the blog had disappeared.
And the provider told me that I should something and somewhere copy and renew.
What the hell!
I was very lucky in my misfortune.
My friend Josef has a friend who knows about computers …
and it only took a few minutes, and  the blog was already restored.

Yeah!

Enough of joy. Here’s a quick review of my April:

– At the beginning of the month there was a gregarious and fun meeting
with my colleagues in a restaurant in Ratisbon.
The name is Meier … and they have very tasty dinner.
my appetizer: wild garlic soup
my main dish: chicken with beans and noodles
my dessert: chocolate mousse with strawberries

– At Easter, I visited my parents.
We ate duck with dumplings and beans.
Also great!

– Last weekend I met a friend
and I walked with her through the wonderful, fresh green forest.
In the evening we ate delicious steamed vegetables with fresh baguette, a salad,
and homemade raspberry ice.

Now you have the impression that I eat throughout :)

-In April, I had also vacation for a week.
I didn’t do much except read, learn English and watch series.

– And if I had to go back to work,
I lay in bed with fever and a violent cold.
For a whole week!

What I read:
Jojo Moyes “Me before you” -> sad, going to the heart, but nothing profound
– The first book of the series “Game of Thrones” ->it was very exciting.
I read it in English, so it was easily written.

What I saw:
– The Magic Flute in the Theatre of Ratisbon -> a great, remarkable scenery
The first season of Game of Thrones (after reading the book, I wanted to see the series) …
very well made and played. The costumes are brilliant. The series are close to the book.
Bloodline -> something of awesome!
A family who every person has secrets, first small, then it will get bigger
and eventually destroy the whole family. It starts slowly, but always you feel,
now then something happens … bad things.
And it gets more exciting from episode to episode … so much tension!
I could not stop to watch at the end.
And the background – Florida – is one of the most beautiful area – I have to see one day.

But now tell me, how was your month?

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April 21st, 2015

CornerView – bright

by Li+Belle

Actually I wanted to show you some photos of Ratisbon,
and how it is there when it is bright.
The weekend was wonderfully warm and full of sunshine.
But today I was with Frieda on a walk in the evening light and
… see for yourself how wonderful it was.

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April 15th, 2015

CornerView – once upon a time

by Li+Belle

Once upon a time … a long, long time ago…

History is wonderful and maniacal.
I like to visit historical sites,
ancient castles,
gardens,
museums
and somehow sacred places.
Because here I can experience history.
I imagine how has been that life.

The Abbey Fontenay was built in the 11th century.
In the 13th century there lived hundreds of monks.

I don’t want to be a monk, I admit honestly.
But I wonder how many different fates are behind every man who has gone along this path before me.
What happened that he became a monk?
Was he a monk who was able to live with himself?
Or was he one of the terrible monks as from the book “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco?
Were the monks sent by their parents because they were poor?
Or because too many children in one family could not go to school?
And how was life when he has to renounce everything, and maybe never wanted?
It never did voluntarily?
If he knew he has to give up the great love that he has something to eat?
Or he pondering over something never?
Took he his life as it came from? Without self-determination?

I can’t imagine to live such a life.
But it worked, I think.
It had to work.
Whether you liked it or not.

Once upon a time … a long, long time ago … and yet not so far away.

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 – once upon a time –
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April 11th, 2015

Burgundy&France

by Li+Belle

Nuits-Saint-Georges/Burgundy

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April 8th, 2015

CornerView – hunger

by Li+Belle

The last few days I was sick with a flu,
lay in bed or alternatively on the couch …
and my hunger was zero.
So.
I ate a little soup.
And lost a little weight.

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That’s my girl when she has to learn,
then she is hungry for sleep.
If she has to go to bed at night,
then she is not tired.

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Quintessence: That’s life.

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 hunger –
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March 31st, 2015

CornerView and Goodby to March

by Li+Belle

My dear friends,
in bloom and Goodbye March fit together perfectly, right?
The March says goodbye or I say goodbye to March,
the month that brings spring.
You know, here in Bavaria the spring reaches us at last.
While in the north, at the North Sea, in Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg
already spear the first buds and appear the first flowers.
Here, in Bavaria everything takes a little bit more time.

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First I want to tell you about my month, one of the most boring in this year,
and then I will show you “in bloom”.
Or what is going to happen soon … here in Bavaria.
As I said, my March was an uneventful month.
He hadn’t much to offer, but he wasn’t bad.
Here is what was going on:

– a friend of mine and her girl came to visit me.
We gone to the playground with lovely warm weather,
after that we ate apple cake I had previously baked,
and here is the recipe for the delicious and crispy apple cake:

300 g spelled flour
1 ts baking powder
145 g sugar
180 g butter
1 pinch of salt
15 ml of water
1/2 lemon
750 g apples
1 ts cinnamon

– 180 g flour, 70 g sugar, 100 g butter, water and salt knead to a smooth dough
– do the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes
– peel, rub, squeeze the lemon
– Apples into quarters and sprinkle with lemon juice
– preheat oven to 180 degrees
– roll out the dough, line it in a form and prick it with a fork
–  prove the dough with apples, sprinkle it with grated lemon peel, with a little bit sugar and cinnamon
– process the remaining flour and sugar and margarine to crumble and spread over the apples
– bake the cake in the oven on the middle rack 50-55 minutes

– a friend of mine, my daughter and I visited the cinema in Regensburg,
we saw a German comedy
with the wonderful Palina Rojinski, a Russian-Jewish actress and presenter on MTV
and Elyas M’Barek, a German actor with Tunisian roots …
and I tell you, when the man laughs, then ♥ …
but enough 😉 the movie was funny and very romantic.

– Before the cinema we were in a bar and drank delicious cocktail.
It was not so late in the evening and Happy Hour.
Do you know Happy Hour? Food / drinks for half of the price?
Behind us sat a young woman who took a strong advantage of the happy hour,
minutes later she fell from the chair and could not walk
-> Conclusion: the ambulance had to come.

Friends came with their children and there was another apple cake
(because it was so good that I baked it all over again!)
We went for a cake-earn-walk.
So. First walk to deserve the cake, and then eat the cake.

– The best in this month, I now have a week off. I will not do much:
to learn english (I was already four times in the course and it’s great fun),
to read a lot,
to have dinner with my colleagues
and to celebrate Easter … but more about next month.

So. Here’s a summary of what I saw and read this month …
Movies:
Traumfrauen (the German comedy)
Blood Diamond (great played by Leonardo DiCaprio)
Series:
Better call Saul (with the very brilliant Bob Odenkirk)
Suits (with Gabriel Macht … and yes, the man is even pretty to look at)
Bloodline – a new series on Netflix. Until now, thrilling, so I want to look further.
Book:
Game of Thrones (reads quite easily in English)

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Thank you for your patience and for reading.
Here is the CornerView with my “in bloom” or as spring comes into my kitchen.

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 in bloom –
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