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Happy New Year, everyone!Freezing mist arrived in the night.. Move, drink water, repeat... Day three of no faffing about done... Cow parsnip Onwards... Walking helps... Morning, everyone! Walking near water-logged fields.... Keep going.... Walk in the woods... Rather dreary day... Brassica napus (rapeseed) Lovely calm late afternoon... Holed up with a head cold... An early hungry visitor.... Calm before the storm... is is Winter guestFrosted daisy BreezyCrazy times in this part of the world... Hope all you Sparkies are keeping safe... Bumble on brunnera Scilla Vinca major is Try to have a calm Easter, everyone! Six years and still on the move! Brighten up your home office... BENJA! Hoping to greet a little miss over the garden fence on Monday... A perfect little granddaughter... floral heartIs gardening away... Hoping to visit Benja properly on Sunday! A happy Nana! Sycamore Mandela Sweet and simple... Camouflage Off to see everyone on Monday... With Marle, Jonna und Tammo yesterday... LOVE"catch" of the day... painted lady on cottonthistletree bumblebee on verbena bonariensis Busy..... burdock, thistle and goose grass nestLarge Tortoiseshell on a weathered fence postlittle flower mandala beautiful scent.....Tammo and BenjaMarleJonnaWaiting for some sunshine... Bottle gourd blossom two of my sweethearts! all four grandkiddies! Autumn is on its way! standing beside one of our bottle gourds... Tammo is four! Some autumn cheer on our driveway... Three of my favorite people... busy making things... Cranes on the wing... Cranes on the wing... Saffron in the garden.... Autumn harvest... My girls about 22 years ago Last of the sunny days... first sprinkling of snow... early mist rising... Happy Christmas Carrots, my dear Sparkies! All the cousins together... Beautiful door handle at the cloister in Zeven... iced rosehip... Lots of lovely fresh snow... Marle dressed up as Mary Poppins... Jonna dressed up as a mermaid.. is out and about... One of my sweethearts... Happy Easter, dear Sparkies! Two of our little people... is looking on the bright side... little cabbage white butterfly... Tree peony... Happy Mother's Day, Sparkie Moms! is Foxglove... it is bee season in the garden... Spent a lovely day with my girls... Happy Christmas, dear Sparkies!AmaryllisDeck the halls... Late afternoon... Marle is 8 already! Sun going down... Early morning Hannah is doing well - 21 weeks to go! Mist and sunshine here today Mist and sunshine here todayGolden autumn bounty Leaves... The cranes are back... Four years on, thinking of Mum today... Stormy afternoonTammo is hoping for a new baby to join the family in Spring... Last of the hydrangeas.. A delight... one of our artichokesLove good garlic... self seeded... A hover fly on our sunflower Tammo's birthday cakeMarleJonnaTAMMO Had a lovely break in Andalucia... coreopsis `heliot`Jonna, queen of the day! Late summer Head upHover fly on Scottish roseBee on pumpkin bloom garden glory.... Roses always lift my spirits... wonders of the moor....My sister and Laura Picked our first little crop of runner beansOur first zucchini blossom Our first zucchini blossom... One of Sebastian's new sculptures... Cheeky squirrel after his bird-food dinner... Favorite... last of the tulips for this year....Remembering Mum who would have been 90 this week! Black Magic tulip... Gloriosa... I made Mum's lovely copper bucket into a summer bird-bath... Lots of feathered friends visiting... glad to be driving again....Tammo enjoying a good clamber!Re-covered some cushions for my little seat on the front terrace... slowly able to walk a bit, thank goodness!Thanks for all the lovely goodies on my Sixth Maintenanceversary is visiting Tammo! PurpleLittle signs of Spring! a moth beaker from Hannah`s workshopapart from the nasty pin sticking out of the top of my toe, I am getting used to this game...Is feeling quite fit after my latest foot surgery... Onwards.. Drinking in the colours.. Thank you, dear friends! Hannah sadly lost her baby this morning - there is a new tiny star in the firmament. Walk near the river two lovely little ladies....pollard willowis having fun with these young ladies! is hopeful that a new little person is on it's way to our family... A little night light Hannah made... Freezing cold here too... is chugging along... love this star in the woods.... late afternoon sky....Happy new year, everyone! Got our for a walk after heavy rain... Tammo yesterday...is making the sitting room pretty... Wishing all Sparkies a happy, healthy Christmas... is just sorting out more little mountains of paper... Tammo! is counting my numerous blessing! My daughter Laura's second op for cervical cancer was a success - the festive season can now begin in our little world! Hugs to you all! Marle just turned seven... Marle just turned seven... Jonna as the Madonnais basking in glorious color! Frosty morning here... is happy that our new shed is nearly finished....Our first saffron crocus! Good night, dear Sparkies! Had a fun day with Tammo! is busy raking golden leaves.. I helped Marle and Jonna make their pumpkin lanternstoadstools galore this year....Had a wonderful break in Dublin... Picked our first grapes on the new vine we planted - taste good! Enjoying the last of the summer bloomsLots of cranes having a rest here this month.. is waiting for some rain... is tootling around the garden... is having a good day.. Just harvested a huge sunflower head! Keep seeing plants on the moor which are new to me... Is enjoying autumn fruit... we enjoyed a sunny wander this morning...Tammo, nearly 2MarleJonna, 3.Was really busy!!liliesJonna!is off to Jonna's 3rd birthday - fire engine cake created by Laura!is delighted that it is raining!Had such a lovely wee break in Scotland!Bird-food sunflower! Sunset on TeufelsmoorRose Nostalgiais grateful for cool buildings!Tammo and ILove the colour...is Lots of sunshine...is enjoying a quiet Sunday!tiny pansy between the patio paving stones - such determination!Such great diversity of plants here on the moor - love it!had fun at this concert - Hannah in good form!is down on the farm...Busy little ladies!is is watching the young blue titsNostalgia roseis is sitting in the shade...Blues and purples...Lovely climbing hydrangea... a Kir RoyaleVisiting friends in Berlin this weekend - what a city!delighted with this surprise too!Lots of rhododendrons blooming in the garden...Just got back from a lovely time at Hannah's!Tammo and Chilli out for a walk!Tammo and Chilli out for a walk!Tammo and Chilli out for a walk!My dream come true!Some lovely viola canadensis - love my new garden....Some favourites never change....A little touch of art on the terrace...One of the gems in our new garten!Walk in the woods today..Hands up who invented ivy - we are not amused!It is a dramatic cloud day here!Hannah in concert tonight!2 Stripies came to visit!Love all the blossom!is celebrating my 5th year of maintenance!the willows are in full bloom - Spring is here for sure!A new batch of Hannah's pots...I had a lovely day with Tammo yesterday!Sunny day here!Tammo sorting the coloured hard-boiled eggs!Happy Easter, everyone!Just tucking into this side salad!Lower Saxon farmhouse in WorpswedeOut on the moorHappy Weekend, Sparkies!Freezing winds, but wonderful sunshine!Cuddles!2 cuties!Back on grid at long last! Happy Sunday, Sparkies!On Teufelsmoor, Worpswede this morning!6 days to go til be get our telephone and internet connected! Hope you are all well!is glad that we will only have to wait another fortnight for a land-line and internet connection! YES!enjoyed the sun coming up this morning!Happy weekend, everyone!Having a lovely day off with Tammo!Frost and snow this morning!Our new area!Goodbye, little house!I love this light...Good morning, Worpswede!The back terrace waiting for warmer days!bye, bye, Bremen!A peak at the front terrace...Scraping off ancient carpet glue on our hands and knees - nearly finished!Just finished prepping the sitting room before the painter arrives - yeah!Happy New Year, dear Sparkies!The kitchen is looking good!We picked up the keys to our new house and spent the afternoon looking it over - no nasty surprises! Yeah!is having a day at the spa!two cuties!Happy Christmas, dear Sparkies!Happy Festive Season, everyone!The first pots Hannah has made in her own new pottery studio!Tammo came for tea!vibrant festive red!a blackbird having a chilly feast!the big melt - awww!lots of snow here today!Jonna and Marle cuddling with their Keko!Marle and I had a lovely afternoon at the circus!See?Nature's best!Love this little group!Jonna dissapearing into the lion's mouth!Sweet dreams, everyone!Marle thought the cardboard flame was fun too!Jonna getting ready for Marle's circus birthday party tomorrow!It is a wild and windy feet-up-on-the-sofa type of night!wishing all my American Spark Friends a Happy Thanksgiviing!Practising snail's pace til I can go swimming on Fri/Sat.!I have to stay under 2,000 steps a day for the next 12 weeks - I had better learn how to fly...I started to bring in the geraniums etc for the winter!Jonna!Marle is nearly 6!TammoI found this peacock butterfly in a spinder's web in our shed and managed to untangle her - she was so patient....My lovely Laura - amazed at genetics - her thick hair comes from Mum, but her natural Scandinavian blonde must be a DNA secret!found this little piece of an old brooch when I pulled up some weeds in the garden!I went for a sort slow walk to the Windmill Cafe!Sparkling!Yippee - I am off the crutches!Tammo!Great to have visitors Tammo and Hannah!Thinking of Mum especially today!It's a meh kind of day....Enjoying this autumn weather...after months of tests and referrals to a rheumatologist, I was given the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic collagenosis today - yikes...Compassion rose still blooming!The first grapes of the season from our garden!With love from my girls! My foot is coming along nicely...Marle made me a little paper kite!Autumn jewels!Thank you for all the lovely goodies - I am getting around well on crutches and the pain is bearable - yes!Happy to be home - fluid retention not pretty, but it will subside....Off back home in the morning - looking forward to my bed and dim lights! Onwards and upwards....All went well - relieved!is going into hospital tomorrow to get my toe fixed up..... See you all in a couple of days....Peek a boo!Autumn!Have a happy day!Down on the farm... a perfect Sunday!Saw this hornet's nest yesterday...I can smell autumn in the air today.....Tammo having fun in the barn!My geraniums are still going strong...is making my own sunshine today!Jonna and Marle busy making things...The grapes are nearly ripe...Perrin, a little angel....Jonna busy in the outdoor sink!let's go fly a kite.....Drove past the house we will be moving to in Spring - yeah!Physalis huskFern on wall - a determined little plant....Tammo, 11 monthsJonna had a great 2nd birthday!Hannah got honours in her finals! Strong girl....Flying back to Bremen today! Edinburgh was lovely...Edinburgh!Love Dublin redbrick...I am off to Dublin and Edinburgh for a few days!Marle looking so grown up!Having fun with Jonna...Down by the riverside...Kir RoyalePlaytime early this morning!Off to our choir's garden party - feta, cucumber and watermelon sticks...We had such a lovely walk near the river today!HAZEL!Marle and Jonna on holiday in Denmark!Some sarma...Picking vine leaves to make some sarma....Tammo is going blonde!Enjoying the last of the clematis!Back home from Bella Italia!Beautiful Bergamo...Bye bye, Siena...Thinking of a special little cherub today....At the Etruscan museum in Volterra this morning...At the Etruscan museum in Volterra this morning...The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence yesterday!The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florenz yesterdayOlives everywhere!MontereggioniSiena this morning - just wonderful!Dolce vita!Greetings from Tuscany - it is beautiful!Hope everyone is having a great summer!Been busy with this little rascal!Clematis entwined with the rose on the back of our house.Our Bremen grapes are coming on!Propping up the very tall peonies!We had a lovely walk in the the fields near Worpswede, where we will be moving to next Spring!A perfect peony!The AlchymistPoor ol' Marle has chickenpox!Sweet and simpleGarden "Bling"!The first roses are out - Louise Odier!Love this colour!Tammo using the elliptical to haul himself upright!Tammo wondering whether he should eat the log tongs!Look who came to visit! Tammo in fine fettle...Watched the boats being scrubbed on the Weser...Lovely walk down by the riverside!Today would have been Mum's 88th birthday!Hawthorn blossom on our walk this afternoon.Jonna and I had a ball!Happy New Month - let's go for it!Saw this lovely rock garden yesterday!is looking forward to going to Lüneburg next week!Salads to go with our wild salmon last night - mmmh!Happy Weekend, everyone!4 years at the Maintainance Game today!Sunny garden this morning!Happy Easter, all you brave Sparkies!Oh, that was such a great visit!Jonna and Marle are coming today to join in the cousin fun!Blessed with this little lad!Tammo this morning....is excited because Hannah and Tammo are coming tomorrow for a few days!Pansies galore this year...Spring!is clearing out the shed and sorting the pots and planters for the imminent Springtime!Sunshine and crocusHope you all have a great week ahead!Hellebores from Mum's plants we brought here from her garden - happy!I got to look after Jonna this morning - lucky me!Enjoy the good days!Flowers and friends - a perfect combination...Dancers on stilts at the Bremer Carneval yesterday - we had great fun watching!Blue skies and the Bremen town hall this afternoon....It is a lovely sunny day!So chilly today - hot tea, please!Happy people!An apple a day...We walked around the half-frozen lake near the university - thankful for fresh air!Swinging in the sunshine!We went for a walk in the misty half-light - beautifully silent!Grateful for every single winter sun-beam!Still kind of fluey, but determined to have a good weekend!Bird prints in the dusting of snow this morning....The girls this morning before breakfast! Bless their little hearts...It's a wet-snow day in Bremen!Bright blue sky and lovely fresh air yesterday!Tammo came for tea!It is a bright and frosty morning in my corner of the world!We went for a walk in town yesterday - Bremen, BÃ¶ttcher Strasse.Happy New Year to all my dear Spark friends - make 2017 the best year possible!Marle and Jonna are back on their feet and raring to go!Tammo!is counting my blessings today!And Jonna has discovered candles!Marle is a bit better today!Oh, no - Marle has pneumonia and Jonna has a strep throat! Poor little darlings...Love these figures on a well in Bremen.Going for a toddle with Jonna!Golden mares on a horse trough in BremenFrosty spider's web this morning.Marle having a good cuddle with Tammo - Hannah keeping an eye on them!Love a little wander....Happy frosty morning, everyone!Pigeons landing on the roof of the Craftsmen's Guild in Bremen this morning.One of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen! Salzhemmendorf, near Hamelin, Germany.Red berry seasonCaught the last of the sunset.TammoMarleJonnaHope everyone is having a good day!Late afternoon walk down by the river.A new visitor to the park....Chilled applesWe went for a snowy walk pushing Jonna and Marle in their chariot as they both had a flu bug!Iced rose!snow this morning!So grateful!Off to visit Tammo tomorrow - yipee!Happy HalloweenHappy autumn, everyone!Leaves in the pond near work.Needed a spot of colour at the office today!Autumn is in the air here!I thought this sign was fun at the entrance to a lovely vegetarian restaurant in Dublin!Tammo, 4 weeks oldFor Mum and for Perrin, a tiny little angel!Saying goodbye to IrelandWalking around Dublin.Killiney BeachWe were invited to tea at the house we grew up in near Dublin - happy memories!Tomorrow I am off to the Emerald Isle (Ireland) for a few days!Look at things from a different perspective for a change...A special young lady is well on the mend! Lots of Tammo therapy helps, of course!Pumpkin time!pure Marle!I love this smile!I had a lovely time with these little sweethearts!is off to the farm to look after Marle and Jonna while their parents help with the apple harvest!Hannah is chilling out at home and the lads are fine too! (Mugs by Hannah, Butterflies by Sebastian)Hannah got home from the hospital today!So thankful for my garden , the flowers and peace this morning. Hannah is back on track step by step.Hannah had a little set-back today, but she is determined to have a better day tomorrow!The garden in late summerHannah's range of movement is improving well with PT - so glad she is young and fierce.The most critical phase for Hannah will finish this afternoon and then she will be moved to a single room in the stroke unit - tonight should be more comfortable for her. She can now bend her knee.Tammo, 6 days old.Little Tammo is beautiful. My dear daughter Hannah is seriously ill with a blood clot in her brain in the HDU in Rostock university hospital. We are devestated and very worried. Sebastian is strong.Hannah is able to move her left foot and open and close her left hand. Tammo has a cot in her room now. Thank you all, dear friends for your prayers and best wishes.Some dear friends sent me a strelitzia to celebrate Tammo's arrival!What a lovely time we had - feeling blessed!What a lovely time we had - feeling blessed!What a lovely time we had - feeling blessed!The calm before the storm - Lena and the girls are coming to stay tomorrow, so a fun weekend is on the cards!A hollyhock bloom floating on water...Visited an old windmill yesterday - so interesting!the midwife expects Hannah's baby to arrive within the next 10 days - I am on tenter-hooks as of now!I found Mum's silver thimble hidden in the lining of her old sewing bag....is enjoying some early evening sunshineEnjoy something beautiful today...a large dragonfly rested just long enough for me to get one shot!a lovely pink hydrangeaMarle on the swing....It is fun to be one!is going to Jonna's first birthday tea-party tomorrow!Practicing wearing pink...pretty flowers are a great mood-booster!is enjoying the garden today!Saw the first ripe sloes of the season this morningHad a lovely visit at Hannah and Sebastian's place!All is well!off to check out the bump tomorrow - 4 weeks to go!pumpkin flowersDaisies always remind me of Mum....Cute little sisters...Having a happy-Nana weekend with my favourite little people!Having a happy-Nana weekend with my favourite little people!Having a happy-Nana weekend with my favourite little people!the fuchia heel I brought back from Ireland last year is blooming away now!a jay feather on a rock....Sunshine!This little lady was waiting om my window sill - balancing on one leg! Thanks, Sebastian...Home, sweet home...Flying home tomorrow at the crack of dawnOur breakfast picnic view this morning in Bubion, AndalusiaLarge insect on the honeysuckle this morning.Large insect on the honeysuckle this morning.So much to see...So much to see...So much to see...The Alhambra, Granada was perfect yesterday.Lovely hike today..Lovely hike today..Walked off some stress this morning...Walked off some stress this morning...Walked off some stress this morning...Having a happy holiday...Having a happy holiday...Having a happy holiday...Wrnt for a great little hike this morning.Wrnt for a great little hike this morning.What a great place for a swim...What a great place for a swim...Walking near Pietes, Andalusia this morningWalking beside some olive groves in OrgivaWalking beside some olive groves in OrgivaLucky us on holidays in Andalusia...Remembering my dad's birthday - he would have been 83.We had such a great time on the Isle of Man!Green bracken in the woodsLooking for things that catch the corner of your eye10 weeks to go!Happy days visiting Hannah, Sebastian and the baby bump!dark purple clematis in our garden in BremenI love timber and red brick buildingsBeen busy knitting for Hannah and Sebastian's baby - due in September!Home sweet home...Homemade rose water on the terrace ..Homemade rose water on the terrace ..Homemade rose water on the terrace ..It's a watermelon kind of day!Saw the sunrise this morningOleander bushThistles among rocksEarly morning light...Pomegranates in the making....Hammock hang-out....The bees adore our thistlesBee head over heels in our thistlesIn our garden in KurdistanPomegranate blossomArrived safely!is packing my stuff to fly to Kurdistan on Saturday!is enjoying the garden in BremenRaindrops on roseWent to a fantastic Gregory Porter concert in Hamburg last night - what a voice!is busy.....Trying out my new barefoot shoes by Wildling - love them!the Happy Bird my granddaughter Marle made for me!Rape seed fields in Lower Saxony this morning...Looking down the river Weser this morning in Bremen. Life is good....It would have been Mum's 87th birthday yesterday - so glad we have so many happy memories!Hannah in her element...I am off to help Hannah with her pottery stand at an arts and crafts fair for 4 days, so see you all again on Sunday evening! Bleeding heart - one of my favourite Spring plants!The first little rose bud - getting excited!Crab apple blossom on my walk this morning - my head is clearing too...is having a chicken soup and tissues day - boring little head cold....just found this old pic of myself on Iona in 1978....Jonna, my early morning visitor....is happy! My daughter Laura is 30 years old today!very busy day at work but seeing all the girls tomorrow - yeah!Jonna trying out Mum's memorial bench on Ionalove them....Wednesday at Marle and Jonna's house was great, but only Jonna stayed still long enough for me to snap a pic!six hours of non-stop gardening at friends - we had a blast!is off to visit Marle and Jonna and Lena tomorrow! Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog!isn't he lovely?Mum's memorial bench on Ionawe spread our mother's ashes from the highest point on Iona.Taking Mum's ashes to her final resting place on Iona on Friday....Some more of Hannah´s Daisy Pots ....Happy Easter, everyone !Dismayed and saddened by the attacks in Brussels. Dutch houses in Amsterdam on Saturdaywhat a charming city.....is off to Amsterdam for a mini-break tomorrow! watched the sun going down this evening....I got in more than 20,000 steps yesterday!I saw this fish on a wall today.....feeling good in March 2016!Just had to share this lovely bouquet with you all....The latest Nana News - Hannah and Sebastian are expecting a baby in September - yipee!Little sweeties!Mum's memorial 'Wave' bench in progress... Hannah and Sebastian have been busy!is drinking plenty of waterThe first tiny iris in the garden!a broken apple blossom twig that I stuck in a jar a couple of weeks ago!is paddling to the surface again....still mucking about with this cold, but have a few days off to vegetate or do whatever it takes.....We had a special weekend with Marle, Jonna and Lena, but I came down wkth a horrible cold.walked home from work for a change!Taking pleasure in the little things...My running track this morning...snowy spider's web!frost on the ivy this morning ....I am planning on pressing all the right switches tomorrow!Jonna and Marle having fun!it's blowing a gale over here!my granddaughters, Jonna and Marle!some of our rosesHappy Weekend, everyone!Jan 16is feeling a lot better this morning! Thanks for all thegood wishes!nursing a bad cold with chicken soup and a day in bed - what luxury!ran my first mile this year! Hannah passed her first set of ceramic exams with flying colours! I am a happy mama today!onwards and upwards, everybody!One of my favourite corners in Bremen!Bremen, Jan. 2016One step at a time....is as busy as a bee ...... Happy Weekend!little visitor....Do one thing this weekend that brings you joy! you have got to love baby steps. I am trotting forwards again at last!winter jasmine in the garden this morning. Makes me feel cheerful....Love, joy and peace to all my friends in 2016!A daisy bowl from Hannah´s new pottery series in memory of Mum.Happy Holidays, Everyone!look who came to visit!is off to Quedlinburg to meet my English SparkFriend Radooga tomorrow! Wow!happy weekend!Marle and Jonna - happy little sisters!one of the last roses of the year, I think!saw the first Christmas tree being put up in town today.....have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving, everyone! Sticking to a healthy snack today!is bumbling about with a cold - boring!I love when delicious smells come wafting out of the kitchen and I am not the cook!Tell someone they are special today!happy days in Iona Oct 15Mum just 10 days before she died! A wonderful lady.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness you have given me in the last few days. Mums funeral is on Tuesday.Mum stable this afternoon thanks to modern meds and great hospital staff! Mum in her typical Charlie Chaplin pose - love her!I am feeling worried tonight - Mum had to be taken to hospital this afternoon with a nasty chest infection and is on antibiotics and oxygen. What a shame after such a great holiday.... I winged over to Kurdistan via Istanbul from Edinburgh and arrived here safely.bye, bye, Iona!Iona abbeyThe bonny Isle of Iona!our girls day! I am off on my last jaunt of the year with my mum and brother and sisters to Iona, Scotland tomorrow. Auntie Laura having a cuddle with Marle and Jonna!Family girls only meet-up tomorrow afternoon - Laura, Hannah, Lena, Marle, Jonna and I!such a lovely sky early this morning!bright spot in my office today .....I am planning on having a colourful weekend - hope you are too!When in doubt, drink water!our Bremen grapes are coming along nicely!I beetled back to Bremen last night and all is well!garlic is good for you......does anyone need some tomato puree?our four o´clock flowers (mirabilis jalapa) were bang on time this afternoon!corn on the cob with a dab of olive oil and salt!Datura metel Belle Blanche - angel`s trumpetI met this little chap warming himself on the steps this morning!the steps it takes to get at the pistachio kernels here!Morning Glory!our mid-morning snack fresh from the tree.... look at this natural eye candy!like this...rd
We walked to the market this morning and stocked up on delicious fruit and veg!oops! I forgot to add the photo!is packing my bag again - off to Kurdistan in the morning! Marle laughing, Sept 2015!Marle at the playground this afternoon....is feeling happy - Marle is looking forward to a little brother or sister in August!I had such a lovely time with Marle! We had a lovely Christmas dinner with Laura. Hannah arrives tonight and then Lena with Marle next weekend - love and joy, everyone!wishing all my SparkFriends a happy and healthy New Year! Let´s all be amazing in 2015!happy that I was able to walk more than 10.000 steps for the first time since my foot op! Yeah!10,500 steps! RROOAARR!is off to a day at a hot spring fed pool! Lots of fruit and water packed and hubby happy to come along too....pottered around in the garden for half an hour in the sunshine and then had a rye and chicken sarnie sitting on a cushion on the patio step - grateful for the little things!Had a lovely weekend swimming yesterday at a thermal bath and going for a beautiful walk on a dike in the marsh-lands today! Work-week here I come!ist loving Hannah´s first pots!Crocus in the garden!Spring is in the air!gloomy morning but the daffodils are brightening things up!is off to visit Hannah at the pottery tomorrow. Looking forward to great chats and walks along the shores of the Baltic Sea!I had a great weekend with the "kids" and loved Hannah´s first series of mugs and a teapot! Off to the airport in 15 minutes! Watered the plants and tidied up the kitchen - bye Bremen, hi Siverek!had a great day in Diyarbakir and saw some lovely architecture full of history!Fresh chickpeas for a fun snack!first quince blossom this year ....today is my second maintenance anniversary - thanks for all the lovely goodies and kind messages!day 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/20/2015today is my precious daughter Laura´s 29th birthday - how time flies! And yes, I am going to have a (small) slice of her amazing walnut and carrot cake! Hope the weather is nice tomorrow so that I can ride Bella my bike to work!Just for DEARMARY - I made some felt flowers and attached them to Bella ´s front basket! Now she looks really pretty.....Just for FITMARY, I meant!! I made some felt flowers and attached them to Bella Â´s basket!Bella `s new seat of roses! Goodbye, Sombre - Hello, Happy!Bella Â´s name-plate!oops - forgot to add the pic!this rose in our garden in Kurdistanis called Climbing Mrs. Herbert Stevens!in the garden...in the garden in Kurdistan, May 2015the roses showing off....sharon (persimmon) fruit blossom....is Ãªnjoying the sunshine!had a lovely morning walking around Urfa....is back in Bremen and getting my gardening gloves on - everything is growing in all directions....I love getting up on a Saturday morning and knowing that the whole day is waiting to unfold! Have a happy weekend, everyone!went to an art and crafts festival yesterday - Hannah sang at a surprise concert! It was cool!it is cold here, but Marle is determined to wear a summer dress!Marle very busy drawing this morning!Madame Alfred CarriÃ©re strutting her stuff.....is so pleased that the HDP passed the 10% threshhold to get into the Turkish parlament - democracy is possible! is clearing the decks so that I can fly to Kurdistan tomorrow....we had a smooth journey yesterday - blackberries growing up out pomegranate tree in Kurdistan....40 degrees today - bring on the watermelon!Had a great break in Midyat!packing my bags again and just about ready to fly home - getting good at this!really busy at work this week, but determined to look on the bright side of life.is meeting a dear friend for late breakfast in the park! Happy Weekend, everyone!our team were all geared up for a big inspection this week, and now the appointment has been indefinately postponed - I really wanted to get it over with ... I am not amused!Making the best of some lovely sunny weather by going for a little walk in the evenings! is feeling ready for a day off soon!Marle in best form, the little darling!I loved finding one of these when I was a kid!I am so looking forward to a free weekend looking after Marle while her parents go to their last-minute birthing course. Due date for nr. 2 is the 12th of August, so it is countdown time!had a fab time with this little tiger, dozens of chickens, a lame goose, 3 cats and a bunch of ponies! has survived - now we are waiting for the report, due in Sept. Feeling drained but glad it is over....Thanks everyone for all your kind comments - this afternoon I drove to Hamburg after work and spent a lovely late afternoon with Laura beside the river Elbe - lots of chat and good coffee! Bliss....this is my motto for this weekend! enjoying the garden! Finished painting and cleaning the kitchen. Feeling good!Jonna, the little darling!is counting my blessings! Laura and I picked flowers at a gardenerÂ´s field....Jonna and Marle napping at the hospital, wearing the twin-look tops I sent them!is feeling chirpy this morning - this last inspection went so well - ha, now I am off to clear a nice space for all those files down in the depths of the archives - bye, bye!Lena and Jonna got out of hospital at long last - I will visit them on my day off on Tuesday! Now, who is a happy Nana?had a happy day with the little ones yesterday!was feeling a bit chilly this afternoon, so looked through my summer 2014 pics - my garden!my favourite hat! Oct. 2014August 2014in Midyat Oct. 2014I love the guy...bell peppers drying in 110 degrees heat in North Kurdistanfigs from our garden in North Kurdistanmy granddaughter Marle and Ia wave breaker on the BalticMarle and I, March 2014my favourites!nearest and dearest!sitting in the garden in Kurdistan (April 2014)the first rose of 2014Kurdistan rosesMarle and I in May 14playing in the park June14 (61 kg)Marle in the hammock, July 14me at 58 kg Summer 2013 in Mesopotamiayou are the new day!my garden in 2013dried veggies in Diyarbakir, North Kurdistanme at 68 kilos (5 feet 2 inches) in June 2009summer 2010: me at my heaviest (68 kilos at 5 foot 2 inches) - officially 10 kilos overweight!Sept 2012 - 66 kilos - officially 8 kilos overweight - 3 weeks into my Spark odessey!Aug. 2013 - nearly 50 weeks later wearing the same wrap and weighing 58kgDec. 2012 - 4 months into my SparkPeople journey!Pittenweem in the evening sunshinelooking leaner in Jan. 201324 th Feb. 2013 - looking much more healthy having unloaded 8 kilos of excess weight!4 generations!Marle loves olives!our staple diet in Kurdistan - yum!
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