Happy Friday

Happy Friday #22 – Wordbuster and other stories…

Yay, it´s time for Happy Friday 😀 Looking forward to know what made you smile this week!

Writing: I am steadily moving forward, I am almost at 30 000 words and already have the next scenes in my head.

Critiquing: You have no idea how lucky I am to read Jaime´s manuscript. I can´t wait for her to snag a wonderful agent and get this baby published so I can gush about her writing with you (and about hmmm a certain someone in uniform…). Plus, we just got our own theme song now which let´s face it, makes us super cool 🙂

Reading: I just started THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab and I got pulled in with the first sentence: It starts with a crack, a sputter, and a spark.

Randomness: My Mother-In-Law was here this week so we enjoyed some nice family time altogether which included a very fun weekend. Oh and I also tried another yummy dessert from Katy´s deliciousness pinterest board aka Banana Caramel Cream from Glorious Treats. 

So, tell me, what made you smile this week?

Hmm margarita
Jenga fun!
A walk in Mainz…
Banana caramel YUM!

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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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Road Trip – The ride is everything (for the hubby :D)

Our honeymoon/road trip included something my hubby really wanted: A convertible Mustang…and gosh he had a very hard time saying goodbye to the car as we dropped it off in NYC. We saw so many beautiful things in this car…

Hmm for some reason, I don´t have any pictures of my hair after a ride with the top down…but let me tell you: it was WILD 😀

So tell me, if you could drive anything during  a road trip, what would it be? 

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Road trip – it´s all about the food…

Food. I love it. All types of food. Really. And Chemical Engineer feels the same way. So on our road trip/honeymoon, we knew there would be lots of eating and lots of different type of food (homemade by our dear friends, fast food on the road and restaurants in the towns we stayed at…).

And…we were not disappointed 😀

My favorite fast food restaurant was WAFFLE HOUSE.

I miss it here in Germany, really, their Texas Melt is just too yummy 😀

When it comes to restaurants, well while we loved all restaurants we went to, Delmenico´s in NYC stood out. This steakhouse had everything: a NYC history (it´s considered a “classic”), an interesting atmosphere (including some people celebrating a birthday, students, a basketball player and Wall Street bankers), a funny waiter and great great great food!

The restaurant (2)
The restaurant…
Yummy filet mignon
Those potatoes…I have no words
THE dessert 🙂

So tell me, what is your favorite food while on the road?

Honeymoon, Photography, Road Trip Wednesday, writing

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? 
 
 
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One day in 2011, a lifetime of memories…

2011 will always be special to me: I got married to my best friend. It sounds cliché but imagine the one you can talk to about everything, who pushes you, who supports you, who makes you laugh and who is just smoking hot 🙂 I am quite a lucky girl. This day was also very special to us because my dad officiated the civil ceremony as mayor and because our families, our friends from around the world came together…

Here are a few memories from that special day.

What day from 2011 became your favorite memory of the year?

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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 🙂