Todays chat is powered by Lemon cake tea, very unusual for me since I’m generally drawn to more bitter flavours. It was actually the smell emanating from the pack, of pure lemon drizzle cake which meant that there was no question over whether this was coming home with me. Less calories but a sufficiently satisfied sweet tooth, it is perfect for me.
In my post yesterday about the wonderful Dirndl, I said that it was pretty uncommon to see women wearing them day to day outside Bavaria. And the universe decided to prove me wrong by sitting a group of dirndl clad women outside my house for their lunch. They looked so pretty in the sun.
The cooler weather has made life so much more bearable. Autumn in Germany is decidedly drier than it is in the UK, it rains, oh yes it rains but there is definitely less of the drizzly dampness that can go on for days. ‘That really fine rain that gets you really wet’ is something that every Northerner understands, perma frizz and the uselessness of umbrellas are elements of Brit life that I miss but not as much as some others.
I’m trying to fill my days with more creativity. I’ve had a adult (in the grown up not pin up sense) colouring book for about a year now and it really has kick started that side of me. I can find an empty page intimidating when it comes to creating, the book gave me a sort of kickstart and suddenly I’m bursting with ideas again. They are marketed as a kind of anti screen, relaxation activity and I’d agree that following someone else’s lines for a while does take life seem a little easier somehow.
This post seems rather flippant considering what is going on in the world today but I can’t eloquently describe what I see and hear on a day to day basis. Pride in my new home country, a deep sadness for those caught between a rock and a hard place, a gratefulness for what I have by accident of birth. What I can do, seems inadequate, but that is what I can do. I will continue to do it.
Pay it forward, always.