Entries from 'Heimat'

Alle Jahre wieder…

Like every year (except last) we spent Christmas at my parents’ place and enjoyed a couple of days with family and friends. It was so special to see the lights and the decorations on the Christmas tree together, and to open some presents – even though someone thought the wrapping paper was far more interesting…

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catching up: Sommer dahoam

This year I got to spend a good part of summer at my parent’s place with our baby. Our days consisted of time spent around the house and the garden, long walks through the fields, trips to nearby towns and lots of friends’ visits. We also spent a couple of summery days in the mountains,…

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late summer activities

In early September the weather was still beautiful and we enjoyed a fantastic late summer weekend in Bavaria. One day we swam in the clear, refreshing water of the Starnberger See and took a long sunbath. The next day we hiked up the Breitenstein, some 1600m above sea level, with a spectacular view of the…

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scenes of summer

After the pretty miserable weather in spring, summer has actually been quite nice. The only downside is that I had to enjoy the majority of it alone as Björn is still in Botswana. But then I spent most of the weekends with family and friends in Bavaria. After so many years abroad, I really enjoyed…

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April weekends

When I came back from my final trip to Botswana, I moved into a new flat and spent a lovely weekend with Björn in Frankfurt. We had a relaxing brunch, went to see a flower show and explored the area. The next weekend I joined Björn in Berlin and we enjoyed a few days in…

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settling in and a visit

So far, I’ve had a fairly smooth start over here even though it meant moving around a few times with my suitcases. In the meantime, though, I’ve found a nice appartment and also collected a few more things from my other home. Then, Björn came to visit for a few days and we used the…

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and so it ends…

So I’m leaving Botswana today. While I’m very excited about this change and the opportunities that will come with it, my heart is heavy at the thought of leaving this place that has become my home over the last years, and all the people that I have come to known during my stay. I always…

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a quick trip down memory lane…

As children, we used to spend a lot of time at the old hunting hut of my grandfather during summer. It is situated on a hill near a small village between two beautiful lakes and I remember running around on the fields on warm summer evenings after a long day at the lake. We’d catch…

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an afternoon walk in Nymphenburg

I was lucky and got to spend a couple of days with my family in Munich in early September. The castle grounds and the park of Schloss Nymphenburg is one of my favorite places in Munich and we went there for a walk around the lake with the little temple and the pretty little Badenburg….

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ein wald und lauter bäume

One of the things I really wanted to do in Germany was to go for a walk in the forest. And so one humid afternoon we went into the woods, walked around on the soft underground formed of moss and spruce needles, hugged the long, raspy logs, smelled the aroma of a Bavarian spruce forest,…

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some endless days of summer

While we were in Germany for our wedding, we enjoyed some fantastic summer days both in Bavaria and in the North. It’s been quite some years since I last was in Germany during summer and we had an amazing mini honeymoon near the Alps at our friends‘ place. From the top of the Kampenwand we…

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let the journey begin

We’re off to Germany for a lot of celebrations and good times with family and friends! It feels good to escape the African winter for some time and I’m hoping for lots of sunshine and warm weather. I am really excited and looking forward to this trip!!!

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football fever

Today is the Champions League final between Bayern München and Chelsea in Munich and the city is kind of going crazy! I went up the Rathaus tower in the afternoon and here are some shots from the red-white and blue football fans currently taking over the city plus some views around Munich. Und jetzt heißts:…

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and then it was spring

Spring in Bavaria is still one of my favorite times of the year – at least in my head. Today it is very cold and rainy, but last week I got some warm and sunny days. The sunshine, green hills dotted with white and yellow flowers and the famous white & blue Bavarian sky bring…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXVI

Another wintery evening sky in Bavaria. The last couple of days were sunny and rather cold but still no snow down here. We’re flying back to Botswana today, saying goodbye to winter and hello to summer in the Southern hemisphere!

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