For us in Germany its a long weekend, yesterday was a holiday which usually turns into a 4 days weekend for everyone. Not me this week because I have school 3 out of 4 days but still, lives moves a little slower on these days.
My dad was texting me the other day saying “you should start blogging again” – and he is right! Sometimes, life changing moments give me all the words and sometimes I have non at all afterwards. With my mom having had a stroke and our family dynamic totally changing it has been just that. All the words and then non at all.
I had a lot of school during the last two weeks and tried to squeeze in some family time.
If you think “thats just a pile of clay” – you are right 😀 My business school does something amazing – every semester its part of our curriculum to take part in art lessons. Its not about a grade or the technical art skills one can learn but rather to experience what being artistic, thinking like an artist does to your view of the world and how you can grow from it as a person. It gets deep pretty quickly.
We had two intense weeks painting, working with clay, movement and theater. It was intense, personally challeging but it opened my eyes about myself and the way we think and process things in ways I didn´t know were possible.
Those two weeks were intense and afterwards I was pretty exhausted – all I wanted to do was sleep. Perfect for me – because Janis, Annalena and I had booked a wellness weekend in Amsterday months ago and it feel exactly on the weekend I needed it the most. More about Amsterdam on Monday 🙂
What looks like a yummy candle light dinner for two was actually a dinner for 6 haha we had good friends staying with us last weekend and it was so nice to catch up, have them around and enjoy our Italian dinner!
VEIL! I have gone back and forth on this topic over the last few weeks. Its kind of hard to imagine how it would look on me and since my bridal top and skirt did not come from a traditional bridal shop I never really tried one on. Last week I decided tho that I would rather have one than regretting one day not having one. I pretty soon decided to sew it myself – that way I could customize the length, shape and lace just as I want to have it. Turns out though its just as hard to find quality lace and tull as it was to find fabric for my bridal skirt. After being encouraged by Albrecht to buy the more expensive lace from Germany (one I would have never ordered by myself! The price tag was just a little high) I bought everything I need for it and I´m so excited!!! Now I only need to sew the lace around the tull by hand ( a few meters long) lol
Last but not least life lately was full of ´May trees´. Its a tradition around the Rhein area in Germany for the boys to put up a May trees at the girls house he loves during the night from the 30th of April to the 1st of May. Its either for your girlfriend or the girl you love but havent told. Its decorated and a heart-shaped sign with the girls name on it hangs in the tree.
Although you could assume from the heart-shaped sign that this is my tree its not 😉 partly because we didnt know about this tradition until we were surprised by it on May first (including Albrecht haha) and then we googled it and found out that it is only for girls not married haha too bad! Maybe I will get Albrecht to break the tradition next time and still put up a May tree for me 😉 it sure looked pretty on the streets over the last week!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Lots of love,