Saturday, 31 October 2015

Goodbye October....


I will miss you,
 you have been a beautiful month....


even when you have been much colder then in years gone by.
 


I have loved your sun sparkling through my windows....


just as much as your wet & grey days....


You have been a month filled with sipping hot drinks, 
munching sweet treats & gazing at flickering candles.
  

Your cloudy skies inspired a little upcycle 
of an old tweed jacked....


before....
tired & unloved 




now....
sparkling & very much cherished 




(sorry for the lack of detailed pictures 
the day I took the photo was one of those grey days)

October you are the month
 I rediscovered my LoVe of crochet....
   

 

an infinity scarf in Peacock blues
for baby Paperdoll....


I loved making it and she loves wearing it!


The next crocheting project is already in the pipeline.

 
October your beautiful colours and this fabulous self drawing 
memory game unleashed our inner artist ....
 

 what was I saying in my last post....
 we are definitely impressionists 

 

.....not that you could guess that from looking at our finished pieces!
They scream expressionism.   



OCTOBER  2015 
you are also the month in which we (Mr Mc & I) became grown-ups 
and bought our first house! 



More on this in one of my next posts
as it is getting rather late here
to fill you in on all the behind-the-scenes stuff just now.


xxxx


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

My past few weeks....

Oooooh September where have you gone.... 
one minute you were here the next you have disappeared?

 
September has flown by, we have been busy trying to settle back 
into a school routine and enjoying some of the many
attractions Berlin has to offer....



The ImEx exhibition showing works by Monet, Degar,
Renoir and Lieberman 
just to name a few has been somewhere 
I had wanted to take the Paperdolls for a while 
but the queuing to get in
had been putting me off over the past few months.


With the door about to close for good
it was one of this now or never moments, 
so on the last Thursday of the exhibition
baby Paperdoll and I
 hotfooted halfway across town after school.


Lucky we had just timed it right the queue was manageable. 
Beautiful weather the exhibition program
as well as a book about her favourite painter Claude Monet 
kept us busy during our 40 min wait.

 

 It was soooooo well worth it. 
                 


We weren't disappointed, it was wonderful 
to see baby Paperdoll get so excited over art.
As we walked around looking at the art
comparing their differing styles
a few ladies turned to me saying how much they are enjoying
watching baby paperdolls enthusiasm for this exhibition.
Later a girl in her late teens gave me the thumbs up
saying she is so cool.
It's so lovely when a stranger gives you a compliment
about your children.
  






It was great to see the two art styles hanging side by side
and listening to baby Paperdolls interpretation of the pantings.
 “Look mum this one looks like a beautiful Opal” she said,
looking at a painting of Venice by Monet. 
It is a wonderful experience to see art through a child’s eye….
We both decided that we where definitely more of
impressionists then expressionists. 
Baby Paperdoll also reconfirmed Claude Monet still is her favourite painter. 
After about four hours we called it a day though.
By the time we where leaving the museum the queue had tripled
and I thanked my lucky stars that we had came when we did.



The 42 Berlin Marathon was held in Berlin at the end of September
and we went to cheer on the runners.


We had a great day with a super atmosphere along the route.


September was the perfect start to what has so far been a beautiful Autumn....



Crisp mornings followed by a soft warming sun
all rounded off with a nippy chill in the evenings,
makes for perfect Autumn days in my book.
I always find these kind of days are a great reminder summer has left 
and it is time to get wrapped up warm as winter is fast approaching. 
I'm not complaining about the chill as we had a SUPER summer here 
this year and I'm ready for the chill.
I kinda like it after a hot Summer as it has the feeling of change about it,
something of a fresh new beginning....



Goodbye to Summer & hello to Autumn
in my living room....


time for home made soups again....


baking sweet classics....


enjoying playing around with a few new recipe ideas
 a classic with a new twist....


Apple crumble with Amaretto and caramelised almonds.
I made one crumble for home & one for work
after all the best thing about baking is sharing.

Feedback VERY YUMMY


Making this & that


 A pencil-roll on special request from baby Paperdoll.
I like quick & easy projects that can be finished in a day,
bringing instant happiness to the recipient.


A pretty Autumn welcome for the front door. 



 
My last couple of weeks in one post
I have edit out my mountains of washing
 the endless filling & emptying of the dishwasher
and all other domestic delights
 after all who comes over here to read about that
as I'm sure you all have plenty of that in your own life.

I'm only to aware my blogging has been a little sporadic of late....

I LoVe this little corner of mine and
I LoVe sharing snippets of my life on here with you all.


 Life just sometimes just has a way of taking over
with not enough time for everything I
LoVe & EnJoY.

XXXX