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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.

❤

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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…

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My suitcase for the week…
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YUM! being in France means eating pastries…
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And…desserts…
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Walking to a business dinner. The view was magical
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After loooonnng and stressful days, relaxing by myself with food, wine and a book
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On Thursday morning, I had to be at the airport at 7am. Coffee. lots of coffee.
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And on Thursday night. More food and some alone time.
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On Friday, I got back to my husband and brought some macarons with me.

How was your week? 

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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

 

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The leaves are slowly turning yellow and falling…

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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?

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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!

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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?

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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)

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

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Falling in love with Cape Cod and…Isaiah Jones Bed and Breakfast

I am trying to go through the pictures of my honeymoon and organize them so that I can share them (I don´t think anybody would really go through  1600 pictures). Today, I mesh it with Road Trip Wednesday (Blog carnival from YA Highway) as they asked what would be the place of our writing retreat and the people we would bring with us (yay for Colin who asked on Twitter what the topic for this week would be :D)

Cape Cod and Isaiah Jones B&B would be a great writing retreat. I´d bring my hubby along and all of you. We could rent out the B&B and have writing sessions, talk about books, have a drink or two, or simply enjoy our surroundings. Anybody in for poker too? or scrabble? And the breakfasts would just help us power through anything!

If you have a significant other, you should bring him/her too.  They could hang out altogether while we do the writing thing. And everybody can also spend some alone time in their quiet, cozy room or walk on the beach.  Maybe one day?

I´ve gushed about this Bed and Breakfast before. This is where Chemical Engineer and I stayed for a night in 2007 and where we decided to come back to in order to spend a few relaxing days in Cape Cod after driving around for so long.

We were not disappointed at all. Not by Sandwich, not by Cape Cod and definitely not by this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Donnie and Katherine are not only warm and friendly, they have plenty of tips to discover the area. And the breakfasts are delicious!

  • Some of my favorite pictures from Cape Cod
 
  • Our favorite restaurant in Sandwich, MA
 

  • And the lovely details of Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed and Breakfast (you can click below to see a slideshow of some of the pictures I took of this charming place)
 
Is there one place you really love going on vacation to?
Or have you already gone on any writing retreats? 
 
 
Photography

Winter impressions…

Photography is one of my hobbies…I can get lost in the moment trying to find an angle, a light, a message in nature or in people´s eyes. It´s been awhile since I found the time to actually venture out with my camera. Below you will see some winter impressions from the past years (when we actually had a little bit of snow).

But as always, I´m curious: what is your hobby?

And because there is always hot spiced wine 🙂