Should I stay or should I go?
Reading this list of things everyone in London has thought makes me wonder why I ever left my wonderful hometown
No more excuses that your apartment is too small! Here’s an amazing way to grow plants indoors!
OMG! I had no idea Hitler had employed 15 ladies to test his food before it was eaten to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. Here is the only surviving lady’s story!
We had some absolutely lovely people stay with us on Airbnb last week and here is their website. They have regular podcasts on films too (a good way to learn German for those of you interested!)
Coolest video ever alert! When the light is red, pedestrians often cross, which is dangerous. This city in Germany has an amazing way to keep people waiting at the lights until it goes green! I really want to visit now!
Santa is on his way…
We saw this in the supermarket yesterday. Stollen. Yummy yummy stollen. They are even selling the famous stollen from Dresden. This cake only eaten at Christmas time in Germany, so it means the festive winter season is fast approaching! As much as I hate the cold and dark, I have to say I love stollen and all the cinnamon-flavoured biscuits that are on their way into my belly!
I guess it also means that it’s time for us to make Christmas cards and presents! Has anyone else started yet? Haha…
Food, glorious food…
I remember the first time we walked into a huge supermarket in Germany. I was astounded by the meat section. There were rows and rows and more rows with just meat. Minced, slabs, big, small, whole chickens, hundreds of sausages to choose from… wow. And the only fish on sale was smoked salmon in wrapping. Disappointing for fish fans, but heaven for those carnivores amongst us.
Last week we went home to London for a memorial. It’s the first time we have been back this year (!!!) even though it’s cheap and only an hour away. We popped to the dentist, but our phones were on Germany time so we got all the timings confused and ended up with an hour to wait before Jason’s appointment. So we wandered around and found Morrisons Supermarket.
We both enjoy visiting supermarkets in other countries and after 9 months of visiting only German shops, it felt amazing to be walking down the aisles surrounded by such treats! There was a whole aisle JUST FOR CHEESE!!
I think I spent about half an hour just dribbling in that section alone! And you can see all the wonderful things we bought in this photo:
WHITE CHOCOLATE fingers (since when do they exist??), cheap raspberries, cheap nuts, Prawn Cocktail flavour crisps, wasabi peas, cheese and goats cheese (of course), Jacob’s crackers, caramel slices, hummus, Brantoun and Pickle and olives with feta. Let’s just say, it didn’t last very long… hehe!
Connecting in five… four… three… two… one…
Yup – we are back online! YEY! It’s been pretty crazy here, with freelance work coming in, Airbnb guests galore (cannot recommend this enough – we just said goodbye to the loveliest family ever and have another guy coming in a couple of days), visiting London for a week and finally unpacking those suitcases from Japan whilst doing our normal jobs too.
Yesterday we had a sushi party. We invited a load of Japanese ladies to help, but it turned out they had never made sushi before and we had to teach them how to roll that rice! It was such fun. Jason’s and my maki-rolls were absolutely enormous and stuffed to the brim with fillings. Lots of the girls from work turned up and it was a lovely evening. If you are looking for a fun and relatively easy party, try this! Everyone brings the ingredients they like and rolling sushi is really fun! You get to eat lots of delicious food and it works out cheap and cheerful too! The best filling was tuna-mayo with salmon and sweetcorn, just in case you were wondering
So, we have been reading some interesting things this week, including:
This wonderful list of amazing totes to make – I’m trying to get completely obsessed with sewing and this is helping A LOT!
I love looking at this website every Wednesday, as you get a look at what is on her desk. It’s such fun and a crafty paradise!
Charlotte’s post about Freshers Week made me giggle – I still remember those days in pajamas outdoors having BBQs and meeting a million people every night! It was such fun
Bubble tea in Taiwan… I have to agree: yuck! haha!