Category Archives: Weekly Smile

dsc04673 February 15

What made me smile this week?

Hello everyone. Two more days and I’m off to the Philippines. Three weeks of fun, mother bonding, sun, sand, sea, Filipino food to the max, friends and more fun. Mind you, we’re having such warm days in Bavaria, no snow yet, hopefully it comes when I’m gone. Yesterday, we had a cosy day, the cyclamen […]

dsc04673 February 09

Weekly Smile 58 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone! I’ve got lots of smiles this week. First of all, I’m so excited about my coming trip to the Philippines next week. I’ve packed and repacked my things, changed suitcase because the first one didn’t fit all the things and the suitcase was heavier. They’re mostly presents for my Mom and other friends […]

flowers10 February 01

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 1st 2017, Rising Sun

photo found on “time and date” On one of my trips to the Philippines, I went to Hundred Islands with my family and friends. It was a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of the busy, urban life. The rice paddies, azure sea and the rustic and peaceful lifestyle were refreshing as we made […]

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Ten Things in Sicily

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all well. Sharing with you our Sicilian holiday – it was brilliant! We flew to Catania and drove around the island on a bus tour. We learned a lot from seeing all temples, amphitheatres, churches, Mount Etna, the sea, etc. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the histories […]

dsc04629 January 19

Weekly Smile 55 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone from snowy Munich 🙂 freezing cold but still very pretty! Sharing with you some of the meals we’ve made and had pork medallion, mushrooms and mustard sauce aubergine, olives and feta cheese chicken and vegetable soup What made you smile this week? For: Weekly Smile 55 #weeklysmile, Dubai Canal Boardwalk – Echoes of […]

dsc04586 January 12

Snowy Munich – Echoes of my neighbourhood

Hello everyone. Yes, we’ve got some snow for a couple of weeks and they’re here to stay. But we were also able to go out and had some fun. Have a gorgeous week everyone! So, what made you smile this week? For: IMG-Dubai – Echoes of My Neighbourhood. Also for: Weekly Smile 54 #weeklysmile, Three […]

dsc04570 January 06

Weekly Smile 53 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone! It’s cold in here -11 with snow and wind, thank God it’s a holiday and we’re still in our warm bed. pink sky the other day, before it snowed snow in our garden Yesterday we went to Hofbrähaus with HRH the son and his beautiful bride. We had schweinhaxe, snitzel, hendl (chicken), knödel […]

imgp1776 December 29

Weekly Smile 52

Hello everyone! Lovely day here, the sun is shining, we’re goiong for a walk around the village. Anyway, great smile as HRH the son and his beautiful bride have just arrived last night and we have exchanged gifts and happy to see them again after their wedding in India last August. They both look happy […]

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One fine day

Welcome back to Three Things Thursday, a way to fill your blogs and social media with the happy! Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. Here are some of our Christmas decorations and the flower which was given to me by my students. We went to Marienplatz to see the Christkindlmarkt and had mulled wine We […]

dsc03956 December 15

Salmon, Sekt, Surprises – Three Things Thursday

Welcome back to Three Things Thursday, a way to fill your blogs and social media with the happy! salmon and vegetables – my dinner tonight, yum!!! followed by sekt (sparkling wine), chocolates and cake bought our Christmas presents this week – lots of surprises! What made you smile this week? For: Three Things Thursday: December […]

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