Escape to the neighborhood

I was looking forward to a nice, calm and relaxed Sunday today. Our neighbors had a different idea. They have just bought the house, and the renovation is on full swing during the weekends. Now they are killing the floor and apparently some of the walls with great passion. My ears were ringing and I…

What happened in October

November is usually the depressingly boring month, when the autumn really sets in, turning everything into grey, wet and cold misery. Then the nature goes to sleep, sun does not want to rise anymore and people are getting ill and depressed. At the same time the wheels of the economy are starting to spin faster after…

Happy Days of the Fading Summer

The time I can spend with the books at the river, its buoys and ducks and docs has been drastically reduced. It apparently is something that frequently happens around September. I am talking about the starting school season of course. And so, I have too, returned to school. I decided to take the advancing course…

The stars above

Last weekend was weird… ish. We stayed inside the Belgian borders. We did not manage even to leave from home on Friday, so we slept indoors, in our own bed. Cycled to the in-laws on Saturday, that was a 50 – 55 km tour. On not so comfy bike saddle and with minimal amount of…

Germany in September – Nothing else needed

We had been thinking how Germany has been forgotten in our travel destinations for a while. We have been a lot to France and quite some times to Luxembourg as well, but Germany we had skipped for the whole summer. This error has now been fixed. Photographic evidence of the occurrence can be found here. We have a national…

Rainy days have a purpose too!

Autumn has come. The rain says so. When the rain falls, washing away the colors of the landscapes, dampening the ground, making all outdoor activities feeling like the worst idea you have had since you were born, many people take their blankets and sofas and hot drinks. In our family it is a bit different. For…

Autumn thoughts

I think I have a gene, a gene that activates always when the autumn comes. The gene makes you think about future and life in general. It also transforms a perfectly abnormal young woman into a warm and cosy Täti-ihminen (Aunty person). Who wants to knit woolly socks, bake until all the baking materials are finished, store…