The Books I’ve Read: Reykjavík Café // Ganze Tage im Café by Sólveig Jónsdóttir!

BookPic by Franzi.

At this point everyone reading this blog might possibly know that I am totally into novels about women finding their own way of life. The book Reykjavík Café (German title Ganze Tage im Café) from the Icelandic author Sólveig Jónsdóttir falls just into this category and was a real treat to read.

It narrates the life of four women living in Reykjavík – everyone of them struggling with her own problems: A fresh breakup, the infidelity of a husband, the lover who refuses commitment, or dealing with the loss of a beloved person. The four couldn’t be more difficult – still it’s easy to bond with every one of them. A novel that will stay in my mind for quite some time.

I wish you a fun weekend – maybe there’s even time to met a friend in a café :)!

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Courgette-Parsnip Patties!

pattyPic by Franzi.

Last week I received my very first delivered food box. It was filled with lots of vegetables, milk, butter, cheese, bread rolls and jam. The meal we cooked consisted of courgette-parsnip patties, a tasty salad and roasted leek (recipe will come next week). Food boxes are not a bargain but I have to admit that it’s nice to have a lot of good-quality fresh food delivered to your doorstep :).

Recipe: Serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

300 g parsnips (peeled), 300 g courgette, 1 egg, app. 3-5 TblSps breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, oil for roasting.

Preparation:

Grind the parsnips and the courgettes and combine them in a big bowl. Add egg and as much breadcrumbs as you need to reach a not-too-wet texture. Season with salt, pepper & nutmeg. Heat the oil in a pan. Form little patties and roast them for app. 4 minutes on each side.

Enjoy!

Happy B-Day S. :)!

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Inventory: Necklaces!

Kette2My necklaces collection! Pics by Franzi.

This week I had a closer look onto my necklaces collection. Since I nearly NEVER wear any necklaces I was surprised that I own approximately twenty necklaces nonetheless. A lot of them are fun plastic items, some are made of wood – and nearly all are quite long. Fun fact: I use them more as a decorative element on hooks on my walls than on my own neck. Do you wear necklaces more often than me?

Have a beautiful day!

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A Song For Tuesday: Lisbon by Wolf Alice!

It’s quite some time ago that I presented you a really nice indie/alternative rock song. Here it is: Lisbon by the London-based band Wolf Alice!

Have fun listening!

Happy Birthday V.!
Happy Birthday T.!

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A Wedding in a Blacksmith’s Store!

we6The view from our hotel room. All pics by Franzi.

I spent the weekend in the Ruhr district – an area in Germany that’s characterized by its industrial atmosphere. The reason we went there was a wedding! The fun thing was that the ceremony was performed in a blacksmith’s store. The dark store was illuminated with 300 candles and the newly wed had to hammer a chain as a symbol for their connection! It was a wonderful idea and a great party afterwards!

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Have a creative one!

we4The wedding was performed in a blacksmith’s shop!

we7The 50s look of our hotel room :)!

we2Another look onto the Ruhr district!

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Last-Minute Tip: Visit the Hamburger Kunsthalle in May (For Free)!

Kunsthalle1 The old exhibition. All pics by Franzi.

The Hamburger Kunsthalle just reopened its exhibitions after being modernized during the last months. Until May 31, 2016 the museum can be visited for free. I took this opportunity last Monday – it was quite crowded because of the bad weather and the holiday but still totally worth it. So, if you are in the region of Hamburg, you should schedule a visit soon :).

I wish you a wonderful weekend (with lots of artsy moments)!

Kunsthalle3Art of the 1950s.

Kunsthalle2A modern mobile.

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Spaghetti Salad!

Patsta SaladPic by Franzi.

Here comes a new variant of the good old pasta salad: Spaghetti salad – with peas, lettuce, grated cheese and a dash of mayonnaise. Perfect for BBQs or fish dishes :).

Recipe: Serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

250 g spaghetti (cooked and drained), a handful of lettuce leaves (washed), 50 g tinned peas (drained), 75 g grated cheese, salt, parsley, 1TblSp tomato paste, 2 TblSps mayonnaise.

Preparation:

In a big bowl, add spaghetti, lettuce leaves, peas and grated cheese. Prepare the dressing by mixing tomato paste and mayonnaise. Add to salad. Season with salt and parsley and stir everything until the dressing is equally distributed.

Enjoy!

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Inventory: Buttons!

Button2My small collection: Lots of monkeys and cats! Pics by Franzi.

Inspired by the Project 333, I am making an inventory of my wardrobe. This week I start with my button collection – I have them on my totes, my bags or just laying somewhere in my rooms. I know that they are not very much in fashion right now, but I like them anyhow. Right now I found 23 buttons in my flat (maybe I should do a project 333 only with buttons :D) but I am pretty sure there are more hidden at some totes and jackets…

Have a beautiful day!

Button5On my cosmetic bag.

Button1On my sideboard.

Button3On my bag.

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A Song For Tuesday: I Hate U, I Love U by Gnash (feat. Olivia O’Brien)!

“Friends can break your heart too, and
I’m always tired but never of you”

The song i hate u, i love you by Gnash (feat Olivia O’Brian) was already a big success in the net and will surely be in everyone’s ears soon. The ballade narrates a complicated love story and resonates with everyone who once loved the wrong one. Not a happy-go-lucky song but one that echoes in your mind :).

Have fun listening!

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The Eurovision Song Contest Weekend in Hamburg! #ESC2016

we3Sunny Alster! All pics by Franzi.

Unfortunately I had a bad stomach this whole weekend long – thanks to my own stupid self eating an old  salad :/. Nevertheless, I spent some hours outside in the ever-changing weather – extremely sunny, suddenly changing to cold and wet. And then there was also the #ESC2016. It may have been a sad result for Germany, but it was fun to watch it in a big group :)!

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Stay fit!

we4Sunny spring in Eimsbüttel… only seconds before the next rain shower arrives :D!

we5Our (private) hearts for the #ESC2016 candidates!

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