Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bits and pieces

Just some snippets from our last week:
-rain, lots and lots of rain
Nur ein paar Photos von der letzten Woche:
-Regen, Regen, Regen

-grey and dreary skies and cold temperatures
-grauer Himmel und kalte Tage
                                                                     -frosty mornings
                                                                     - Frost
                                                            - on Friday the sun came back
                                     - am Freitag liess sich die Sonne endlich wieder mal sehen
- cold days mean comfort food, home baked bread and soup
- an kalten Tagen braucht man etwas warmes zu essen, selbstgebackenes Brot und Griessnockerlsuppe

                        - expecting friends over today so food was prepared, a yummy cheeseball
   - erwarten heute Freunde, also habe ich angefangen Essen vorzubereiten, ein leckerer Kaesedip
                                                                  - my own kefir
                                                           - selbstgemachter Kefir
- alterations for a friend
- Hosen fuer eine Freundin kuerzen
- light
- Licht
- a beautiful present from a beautiful friend
Thank you Dianna and Carroll!!
- ein wunderschoenes Geschenk von lieben Freunden
Dankeschoen Dianna und Carroll!!


  1. Isn't it wonderful to see the sun shining after days and days of rain? We are having some beautiful sunshine today after grey dark days of rain, ice, and dark skies!

    You are welcome, my dear friend. xo

  2. We've had the gray skies as well, and my, a spot of sun would be so nice.
    Love the soup and bread--hubby's favorite meal on a cold day!

  3. There have been a lot of soup and bread days around here lately, trying to keep warm. Look at that sunshine, I could use a little of that. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  4. The dreary days can be hard and comfort food would be the best way to go!
    I've been meaning to bake some fresh bread; thanks for sparking that 'want'.
    Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

  5. we've had clouds more than sun, unfortunately however, I don't have to squint! Love the presents you received from your friends, so very generous!

  6. It seem so strange to have the sunshine after so many cloudy days. I have been wanting to try making my own kefir, is it easy?
    Your gifts are so beautiful!

    1. Tracey, a friend of mine gave me some kefir grains and all I have to do is drain them every other day and add fresh milk to it. I have dried some of the grains and they should be able to start a new batch (does not always work), if you'd like I can send them to you.

  7. hallo anke,
    hier in hessen ist es grau in grau und frostig. aber leider kein schnee. dein brot sieht sehr lecker aus.
    grießnockerlsuppe könnte ich auch mal wieder mache. morgen gibt es bei uns sauerkraut und rippchen,genau richtig bei dem wetter.tolle geschenke hast du bekommen.
    wünsche dir noch eine schöne restwoche,