Losing my vanity

It’s been a few years since I regularly wore makeup. I now enjoy doing my grocery shopping and wandering the streets in tracksuit pants. I did however go to a bar once in my tracky dacks and joggers and that made me feel a bit weird and self conscious. I probably won’t do it again anytime soon. Though where else but Berlin can you dress so casually in a bar and not get looked at twice?

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Check out my chicks

I haven’t posted much recently because I’ve been quite busy with our garden and different things around the house. The most exciting news, however, is that we got four brahma chicks last week. They are now two weeks old. We don’t know the sex of any of the chicks, so it’s possible we could end up with at least one rooster.

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Spring changes

We’ve been back in Germany for over a month now and have been extremely busy at Datscha Fröhden. Falk, our friend and neighbour, is undertaking a permaculture design course and has come up with a new design for our whole outside space. Artur’s parents visited for two weeks and brought us a car load of plants, which took about a week to replant in the garden. Here are some of the main changes we’ve made in the last few weeks.

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Non foodie

I am not a foodie. I don’t need to try the newest restaurants. I am not one of those people that are ‘into brunch’. I don’t really like going out for breakfast, because most of the time I feel like I could have a better meal at home. Now that we have our own home grown vegetables and fresh eggs, it’s hard to enjoy the standard options you get in a cafe. The only exception would be our local cafe in Fröhden, where it is, in my opinion, better than most places I’ve been to in Berlin.

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