Photography

The One With #DreamNowTravelLater or #ArmChairTravel…

This past week on Instagram, I’ve shared some travelling pictures I’ve taken some years ago and I figured maybe you too might want to do some #ArmChairTravel … One of the places I’d love to go to is Ireland. I shared a picture on my feed from another photographer (crediting him of course) and this has become one of my most liked picture. For this blog, I’m sharing his picture from a gorgeous cottage in Ireland from his account directly (in case you want to follow his Instagram account).

All the other pictures are by yours truly (Le Mont Saint-Michel, Chateau de Chantilly, Le Louvre, San Gimignano, Niagara Falls, Maine) 🙂

If you could go on a dream writing retreat, where would it be? Or which place do you really want to go visit as soon as you can?

Have you already added #TheLeftoverBride on Goodreads?

Have you already pre-ordered it? My newest second chance romcom is available for a special pre-order price of $0.99! ( Amazon, iTunesKobo)

Oh and did you know I have a podcast: A Self-Published Author’s Diary is available on SpotifyApple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more…? Don’t hesitate to listen, subscribe, follow and review!

I have two newsletters!

(1) My weekly self-publishing emails: A Self-published author’s diary…JOIN MY EMAIL LIST

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

(2) A newsletter for my readers: full of bonus scenes, updates on my books, shows I’m watching, books I’m reading, exclusive giveaways and more…

Click on this link and just add your email and you’ll receive access to a page full of exclusive content! Plus my emails include pictures of my cat and my dog…and they’re pretty adorable…:-)

Follow me on Instagram – Bookbub – Facebook – Twitter – Goodreads 

Photography

The One With The Bird Pictures Or Refilling the Creative Well…

Taking pictures is like telling a story: either the photographer, the subject or both.

And while I can’t count taking pictures as writing, it definitely helps fill the creative well. 🙂

And I’ve been taking quite lot of bird pictures in the past few months: from my window, my backyard and on Sunday from a park close to us…The pictures below are just a selection of the dozens and dozens of pictures I must have taken. 🙂

What do you do to refill your creative well?

As always if you’re enjoying this post, don’t hesitate to check out my books, audiobooks, subscribe to one of my newsletters (receive regular updates on my books, audiobooks and more / receive weekly emails about my self-publishing adventures) or forward it to a friend. 🙂

Thank you!

Instagram – Bookbub – Facebook – Twitter

personal, Photography

Discovering Malaysia…in pictures (part 1)

I’ve been in Malaysia now for over a week, enjoying the sun, the beach and the discovery of another culture, of different traditions…We met a lot of very nice people and I sometimes can’t believe how lucky I am…And I get to experience all of this with my husband 🙂 We’re flying back to Germany tomorrow…

Here are a few pictures (I’ll post more once we’re back home and I can play with them a little…)

Some were taken during our road trip, one during a river cruise and the others from a trip to a local market.

DSC_0143 1558466_10102596166024328_4598939485281545239_n 1920434_10102596165934508_5780505822473111375_n DSC_0142 DSC_0136 DSC_0782 DSC_0146 DSC_0092 DSC_0106 DSC_0113

 

personal, Photography

Frankfurt-Paris-Toulouse-Paris-Stuttgart…my week in images

Hello! First of all, let me tell you : “I missed you!” and I missed writing. I haven’t written/revised in a week and my fingers itch to get this story in shape.

From Monday through Friday, I lived out of my suitcase and was very busy work-wise. Here’s my week in pictures…

2013-09-29_1380483488
My suitcase for the week…

2013-09-30_1380566549
YUM! being in France means eating pastries…

2013-09-30_1380566868
And…desserts…

2013-10-01_1380662431
Walking to a business dinner. The view was magical

2013-10-02_1380736879
After loooonnng and stressful days, relaxing by myself with food, wine and a book

2013-10-03_1380777418
On Thursday morning, I had to be at the airport at 7am. Coffee. lots of coffee.

2013-10-04_1380885694
And on Thursday night. More food and some alone time.

2013-10-04_1380918510
On Friday, I got back to my husband and brought some macarons with me.

How was your week? 

personal, Photography

Fall feelings…And enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Falls isn´t officially here yet, but Fall is definitely in the air…

The decorations are out.

Squirrels
Squirrels

The weather is changing slowly…

I had a really wonderful weekend. On Friday evening, we went to a wine festival that´s tucked in the park right by our place. The food was delicious, the smells yummy and the wine delicious.

I revised a bit on Saturday…

My hubby participated in his first 10k race today. It was a lot of fun and I got to take lots of pictures…

Worms

 

DSC_0587
The leaves are slowly turning yellow and falling…

DSC_0589

We went to “our” restaurant to celebrate, the one where the owner–who is an older lady–knows us and stops by our table to chat a bit.

I am thankful and happy.

How was your weekend?

 

 

Photography

Photography – my other creative outlet…

I love taking pictures…capturing the light, a moment, seeing something through the lens and trying to render it… I also find it relaxing.

My husband, knowing this, got me another lens to play with for my birthday (thank you wonderful hubby!)

Here are a few I took over the weekend…

Hirondelles

Bourdon

Trees

Kitty

Do you enjoy taking pictures? What other creative activities do you enjoy?

personal, Photography

And back from vacations…(with lots of pictures :))

The Chemical Engineer and I had a wonderful time in the South of France and in Tuscany, saw gorgeous cities, relaxed, enjoyed a few drinks, a day on the beach, laughed…

And I used my camera. A lot. Here is a selection of pictures.

Hope you´re all doing well and enjoying the Summer!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

personal, Photography

Back from Russia…

After a week full of discoveries, I´m back in Germany.

During this trip to Moscow, I learned a lot, ate a lot, laughed a lot, and use my camera. A lot.

Hmm food…

 

Discovering Moscow…

Pushkin´s house

Oh, and I stood in front of the Bolshoi Theater, thinking about my manuscript and about my main character whose dream it was to dance there one day.

Bolshoi…

I´ll share some more of my pictures soon…:D Moscow is really a beautiful and interesting city!

So, tell me, how was your week?

Honeymoon, Photography

Road trip – Honeymoon pictures…

During our road trip, I took about 1600 pictures. Yep. 1600. I didn´t think anybody (except me and maybe the hubby) would go through that many pictures so here is a selection of my favorite honeymoon pictures (only 42 :D)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

So, tell me, where did you go (or would like to go to) for your honeymoon?