Category Archives: Food

Red Bell Pepper

Today at the supermarket Julius asked if he could have a red bell pepper ‘no questions asked’ … Not sure if some internet meme or youtube challenge got him to want to eat a bell pepper like and apple, but … Continue reading

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Shopping Goofballs

Not much to report today. As a special treat, my dad accompanied us for our shopping round and he and J just had way too much fun goofing around Took me a while, but in the afternoon I finally kicked … Continue reading

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Flea Market, Round 2

It is Sunday again, which in Germany means ALL shops are closed, but there’s at least one flea market in the vicinity. By now Julius’ patience holds for about an hour and he actually sees some stuff he at least … Continue reading

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Got Cold – Need Hats!

Over night it has gotten really cold! Wasn’t it like 28-30˚C just 2 days ago? And this morning it was down to 13˚C. But somehow Julius wanted to go out with his sketch book (and in my jacket), but after … Continue reading

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First full day at the Farm

I started the day off with a casual 12K run through the woods. Beautiful air and the smell of fresh earth, moss, mushrooms and perfect temperature. Only thing was that the elevation change was way more than I had remembered … Continue reading

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Back at the Farm (and pretty much offline)

We are back at ‘our’ farm for the 4th consecutive summer and we discovered the novelty attraction: 2 goats This time there is no more internet. Well, they set up a USB stick especially for me (seems like I am … Continue reading

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Forest walk and animal encounters

Always fun to drag kiddo out into nature. This time we did our forest route and saw horses, cows and sheep. Later on, I got Julius into his second least favorite thing: Trying on shoes! But we actually ended up … Continue reading

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Milestone & Asparagus

This morning I finally got myself up for a (rather speedy) long run and after 5.5 months I reached my annual goal of 1000 miles! Funny story, when I signed up for that goal I thought it was 1000 km … Continue reading

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Shopping!

Nothing is more fun for a teenager than clothes shopping 😉 Especially pants and having to try them on. We returned to the NordWestZentrum Mall and explored, found bits and pieces. I am realizing that some of the t-shirts J … Continue reading

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Morning Walk: Cherries, Cows & Cats

The time difference / jet lag woke us up early and Julius was willing to join me on an early sunrise walk. Beautiful fresh sky outside, dandelions to blow, sun just rising … And cherry trees! With the first deep … Continue reading

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Arrival

On our next leg we got a bit lucky again and scored a row of 3 seats just for us (While this flight was actually pretty packed). We left on time and shortly after take off they handed out hot … Continue reading

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Sunday Mix: Run-Movie-Lunch

Kicking off Sunday by meeting other crazy runners at 5AM (in the dark, in the rain) to get a 9K run in before we are hosting the next CCR 5K City Run. Despite the ugly weather, the turn out was … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Our very first Mother’s Day for Ritsu back in 2005: And today we took her out to Café Nuga, one of those more health conscious eateries, which seems to be popular with families with small kids, but also attracted a … Continue reading

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Chinese at Shang Palace

Tonight we went a bit out of the way and met friends to try a Chinese place in the fancy, new Shangri La hotel ‘up north’. We don’t usually venture out this far, as there are actually quite a few … Continue reading

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Run – Cat – Movie

“26˚C does not sound too bad” I thought when I checked the weather early on, but the 93% humidity and NO wind made for a very sweaty run, which I kept to just 6km (I added another 6 on the … Continue reading

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