Three Things Thursday and more

Skywatch Friday the 13th, first thing in the morning, on our way to the pool

flowers in our garden, before they stop flowering

my good old bike, riding it from home to the station
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at the station, to and from work

our dinner – tuna and stir-fried vegetables

Have a great week, everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, FFF307 – WARATAH , Skywatch Friday – 12 October 2017 Edition , TToT – 10/13/17 , ALL SEASONS – OCTOBER PLEASURES, Monterey Bay Aquarium (Sundays In My City)

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Roast Chicken Tikka

Happy Sunday everyone! We saw this purple cauliflower in the market so we thought of cooking it with the chicken.

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Following Jamie Oliver’s easy cooking with 5 ingredients, we prepared the 5 vital ingredients: for the two of us, a small piece of chicken, half of cauliflower, 4 pieces of potatoes, fresh coriander and tikka masala paste. First, wash and quarter the potatoes, don’t peel. Cut the flowers of the cauliflower into small size, stalks and all.

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Cover the chicken with 2 to 4 spoons of tikka paste (or other indian paste, like tandoori, korma, vindaloo). Use hands (a bit messy, but fun!)

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Put the rest of the paste to the vegetables. Season the potatoes and cauliflower with salt and pepper, olive oil and wine vinegar. Cut the stems of the coriander and add them. Put the coriander leaves in a bowl of cold water, to be sprinkled later.

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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put the chicken and the vegetables.

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Roast for an hour up to 1 hour and 20 minutes. Let the fat of the chicken drip to the vegetables.

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Voila! Our roast chicken tikka 🙂

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For: ALL SEASONS – LANDSCAPES IN OCTOBER, Wrecked Weekend (Sundays In My City), Tell Me Something Good #78

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Being pampered in Das Kranzbach

Hello everyone! We’re here in Das Kranzbach and we loved being pampered. It’s a four star hotel and a wellness refuge. The place is amazing!

There are four outdoor pools and one indoor pool, all heated and complete with jacuzzi. There are also saunas and other wellness facilities.

We went for a walk today, from Kranzbach to Am Berg and it took us two and a half hours going up and down. Am Berg is 1200m high.

We have a full board accomodation and the food from breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner was wonderful!

For: Pamper, ALL SEASONS – SURPRISES, Tell Me Something Good #76, The view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 9/22/17 , Jo’s Monday walk : Coverham Abbey

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Other “pamper” posts:
https://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/ols-pamber-yourself/
https://impossiblebebong.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/pamper/
https://youareenteringmymind.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/our-trip-to-boston/
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https://thisgirlsgotcurves.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/movement/

Ten Things of Thankful

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Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. Lots of things to be thankful this week.

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Him Indoors and I are doing well, sort of healthyish, well, aside from his bad knee and my diabetes, life seems to be back to our normal routine.

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met friends N and R for our lunch – snitzel and rice! then we walked to the city centre. We haven’t seen each other for quite some time, so we tried to catch up with our latest news. It was fun.

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we did some shopping and people watching. The flowers were really nice and there were sits/benches when we wanted to sit down and rest.

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yesterday, I met my friend C for our Japanese soup (udon and miso). We also haven’t seen each other for quite some time, so it was really nice to see her again. Then we went for our manicure/pedicure and carried on talking while being pampered. It was a lovely day, indeed!

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this month we are celebrating the birthdays of my brother, niece and nephew, as well as my friend N’s daughter – Many happy returns to all of them! Cheers!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: TTOT – 9/08/17 , Weekly Smile 88 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, ALL SEASONS – SEPTEMBER IS FOR COMING TOGETHER, Tell Me Something Good #74

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Holiday in Hamburg, part 2

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Hello everyone! Part two of our holiday in Hamburg. Him Indoors is a big fan of model railways. We bought the tickets online so we didn’t have to queue for hours to see them. Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway attraction and the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt district of the city.

St. Peter’s Cathedral stands on the site of many former cathedrals. Built by order of Pope Leo X, it has been a Protestant cathedral since the Reformation and its congregation forms part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. The best known artworks in St Peter’s are the lion-head door handles, located in the left wing of the west portal. However, the cathedral contains many additional works of art.

The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi.

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We walked along the harbour.

We had lunch at the Portuguese quarter.

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: The Weekly Smile 86 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Skywatch Friay – 24 August 2017 Edition – The Eclipse Edition , TToT – 8/25/17 , ALL SEASONS – WILD LANDSCAPES AT END OF AUGUST, Jo’s Monday walk : Carding Mill Valley, Tell Me Something Good #72

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Holiday in Hamburg, part 1

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. We’ve just got back from our five-day trip in Hamburg. Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It’s crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes.

Here’s the view from our room.

We walked along the Alster lake.

Here are the main train station and the theatre.

Here’s me in front of the town hall. The city’s central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town), home to landmarks like 18th-century St. Michael’s Church.

We went to see the International Maritime Museum. There’s a huge collection of model ships, art, uniforms & photographs in Hamburg’s oldest preserved warehouse.

Sunset from our room.

Last but not the least, our hamburger in Hamburg.

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 8/18/17 , Weekly Smile 85 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Lessons from Cameras, Skywatch Friday – 17 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – GOING SOUTH (Aug 20), End of Summer Pie (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Simply Church Stretton, Tell Me Something Good #71

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