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

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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Ten things of thankful for this week

Ten things of thankful for this week
Family’s all well, that’s the first
Mum is getting better from cough
The son is loving his new job

Summer’s over, autumn is here
Ten things of thankful for this week
Tortoises are now in the house
Taken some of the plants inside

I have my check-up on Monday
I do hope everything is fine
Ten things of thankful for this week
Roast chicken with tikka tonight

Saw some pigs in Marienplatz
Will go cycling tomorrow, too
Just hoping for a lovely day
Ten things of thankful for this week

For: TToT – 10/06/17, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

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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:

Weekly Smile – Last #weeklysmile


Hello everyone! I’m sorry to hear that this is our last ‘weeklysmile. It has been fun, reading and sharing all the smiles we have had. Thank you Trent for hosting 🙂

Anyway, smiling because HRH the son rang yesterday and he’s going to have an interview tomorrow. He’s been working as a volunteer for a couple of months and there was an opening, so he applied. Good luck, son!

Him Indoors is feeling better this morning. I am, too. We’re going to post our votes for the election later on. We won’t be here on the actual election day so we’re posting our votes. Our first time to vote since we’ve got our citizenship.

Have a great week everyone! Keep smiling!

For: Weekly Smile – Last #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Look Forward

Ten Things of Thankful

Ten Things of Thankful


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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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Photo Blogging Challenge (August 2017): Summer


the River Isar – we spent most of our summers walking, cycling, swimming, having a picnic, meeting friends along the River Isar

our Austrian trip – stayed in a castle, walked a lot (the hills are alive…), swam, fine dining, being pampered in their spa

Lake Alster in Hamburg – sailing and relaxing right in the city centre

lovely flowers in our garden – dahlias, lavender, roses, bees, butterflies

Miniature Wunderland in Hamburg – the world’s largest model railway exhibition

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Photo Blogging Challenge (August 2017): Summer, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Weekly Smile 87 #weeklysmile, Nurt Thursday – Legacy

Holiday in Hamburg, part 2


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.


We walked along the harbour.

We had lunch at the Portuguese quarter.


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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