Sunday, January 30, 2005

Back home again

Unfortunately the time went by much too fast and we flew back home today. The flight was a brilliant end to some wonderful days in the south.... snow covered alps and the blue sky were just amazing!

Spring feelings

We stayed in a small village called Menton, which is 15 Minutes away from Monte Carlo. Here you get into the spring feeling very fast seeing the oranges on the trees....

Good smells in Grasse

It has become a tradition to stop in Grasse, which is one hour away from Monte Carlo. If you have read the book "Das Parfüm" from Patrick Süßkind, you know that Grasse is THE place to go if you like perfume. The book is very recommendable and also Fragonard, our favorite parfumerie in Grasse...

Wine testing in Barolo

In Barolo, Italy, we stoppped for a wine testing of some of the most delicious wines ... we also got a tour through the cave of the vintner and also a good insight into the wine producing business. Very interesting!

Our yearly trip to the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo...

It is circus time again!
Today we came back from our yearly (fifth!) trip to Monte Carlo. We saw wonderful performances at the International Circus Festival!
We also spent a few days in southern France and also hopped over the nearby border to Italy...

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Snowed in.... the end of january we got so much snow that is tricky to find space for the snow :-)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

The truffel weekend

Today we came back from a fantastic dinner at our favorite restaurant in the Elsace called "Le Cerf". It is located in the little village Marlenheim near Strasburg. As it is truffel season, we had LOTS of truffel, which I just love!
The picture shows a frozen spider web next to the restaurant. Yep, it is cold. Poor spider, I guess defrosters are not available for spider webs...

Monday, January 10, 2005

John the bird-post

in front of the cathedrale in Milano, there are just a few pigeons...
(Photo: 7 Jan 05, Kerstin Braun)

What to do on long weekends...

Yesterday we came back from a long weekend in Milano and Switzerland. On the picture John is sitting on the roof of the Milano cathedrale.
(Photo: 7 Jan 05)

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Jerry - the lapcat!

Egal wo und wann: Jerry braucht immer einen warmen Schoß :-)

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

I wish you a succesful and healthy new year!
May all your wishes come true!

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Silvesterfeier mit guten Freunden. Es war alles dabei: leckeres Essen, Kultur oder besser gesagt "Herzschmerz" mit Happy End in "Die Schöne und das Biest" im Deutschen Theater und natürlich Party, Party, Party...

Hier findet Ihr Fotos von unserer Silvesterfeier

Sophie hatte mir zuvor wunderschöne Worte zum neuen Jahr geschickt, die ich gerne mit Euch teilen will...

ich wünsche dir nicht alle möglichen gaben
ich wünsche dir nur, was die meisten nicht haben
ich wünsche dir zeit, dich zu freu´n und zu lachen,
und wenn du sie nützt, kannst du schönes draus machen
ich wünsche dir zeit für dein tun und dein denken,
nicht nur für dich selbst, sondern auch zum verschenken
ich wünsche dir zeit, nicht zum hasten und rennen
sondern die zeit zum zufriedenseinkönnen
ich wünsche dir zeit, nach den sternen zu greifen,
und zeit, um zu wachsen, das heißt um zu reifen
ich wünsche dir zeit, neu zu hoffen, zu lieben
es hat keinen sinn, diese zeit zu verschieben
ich wünsche dir zeit, zu dir selber zu finden
jeden tag, jede stunde als glück zu empfinden
ich wünche dir zeit, auch um schuld zu vergeben
ich wünsche dir: ZEIT ZU HABEN ZUM LEBEN ...