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Letters…

I used the last week to catch a bit up with my letters.
One went out to Argentina (after more than a year, I hope this lovely girl still considers me as a penpal -.-‘) and the other one to Belgium. I had so much fun crafting the envelopes and everything. I was a good break from all the learning stuff and a good way to use the time when Fin is sleeping πŸ™‚

Here are the letters. Enjoy watching!

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This one (including the video above) went out to Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day in Germany, which means it’s the first Father’s Day for my boyfriend. And because even the most stupid day is a happy day if you find some spot for creativity I used yesterday evening for a little creative time. I painted this body as a little gift for Flo (actually, there should be also loads of fizz for him, but scatty me had the idea for that only on Monday so the delivery didn’t arrive in time… -.-‘).

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#001. Read at least 2 books a month (7/66)

Yes… I guess I failed with this task right from the beginning πŸ˜€ As I already mentioned, my studies take more time than expected, so I don’t find the time to read as much as I would like to. To be honest, I don’t exactly know how many books I’ve read since I started the list but I will try to recap how many and which books I’ve read and also try to write something about them. Some of the books I needed to read for my studies so don’t be surprised by some titles.

Here’s the list of books I’ve read “for this list”:
01. Das Schloss DΓΌrande (Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff)
02. Iphigenie auf Tauris (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
03. Ein ganzes Leben (Robert Seethaler)
04. Das Wirthaus im Spessart (Wilhelm Hauff)
05. My Not So Perfect Life (Sophie Kinsella)
06. Inferno (Dan Brown)
07. Der Trafikant (Robert Seethaler)

Books in progress:
Surprise Me (Sophie Kinsella)
Origin (Dan Brown)
First Star I See Tonight: A Chicago Stars Novel (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)
Terror (Ferdinand von Schirach)

You see – by far not as many books as I wished I have read πŸ˜€ Since Fin is here I started reading a bit more again because I can use the time while nursing him. But since he got more active I don’t have a lot other spare time to read. Let’s see how I will go on. I think I will stop this task but keep this list up-to-date with some texts about the books.

If you have any book recommendations I would really appreciate a message from you. πŸ™‚

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Long Time No See…

Well… you know that… you start a Blog, create a big to-do-list and then – life happens. That’s what happens to this blog. But during a boring lesson at university I rediscovered my blog and decided to reacitivate it. πŸ™‚

Since my last post it has been almost 2 years and life has changed a lot. College got more stressful than I thought, so some other things needed to be cut. And so needed some tasks of my 101/1001 list. Mainly due to the fulfilling of one of the tasks on the list (task 79 – have a child). In December 2017 our life was completed by the arrival of lovely little Fin. He mixed up our lifes in the best way I can imagine. ❀

I’ll update my 101/1001 list by now and will create blogposts for tasks I finished, I cancelled or changed. Let’s see how far I’ll come till little Fin wakes up πŸ™‚

Till then… ❀

 

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Theatre – Cyrano de Begerac

First theatre visit this year was two weeks ago with my mum. It wasn’t actually a theatre but an open air stage within a small village with beautiful charm.

The play we saw was “Cyrano de Begerac”. It’s an old french stage play written as a drama. It’s about Cyrano, who is captain in the french militair and in love with his cousin Roxanne, but she doesn’t know. Also, Cyrano has a very big nose from which he suffers a lot. He has not self-confidence due to his nose. Cyrano is a very talented author who writes love poems but isn’t able to talk to Roxanne about his feelings. One day, beautiful Christian appears, but he isn’t very clever. Christian also falls in love with Roxanne but he knows that he hasn’t a chance. He asks Cyrano to help him with his poems so Christian could convine Roxanne. Since Cyrano sees no other way to express his love to Roxanne he agrees and from now on he writes poem for Roxanne in Christians name. Both, Christian and Roxanne become a couple. Soon, a war starts and Christian and Cyrano has to march into the battle. Roxanne asks Cyrano to take care of Christian and to make sure he will write her often. Cyrano agrees contritely.

Due to the war Christians dies and Cyrano never tells Roxanne who really has written all the poems. Roxanne gets old in a convent and Cyrano visits her every week. The play end very tragic. On his way to Roxanne Cyrano gets hurt, but since it is dark when he arrives in the convent Roxanne doesn’t notice. Before he can tells her about the letters and the poems of Christian he dies in her arms.

The play was renewed for the essemble. The players were just amateurs but the did very well. You could feel with Cyrano, in the end I had to cry. They used the setting very well and also included a choir with rewritten modern songs for the play. The actors have my biggest respect. It all is written in rhymes so they need to remember exactly every word, no improvising! I wanted to visit it again with my boyfriend, but sadly I couldn’t convice him πŸ˜€ Another thing I noticed during the play – since I’m studying the German language and the different forms of drama – I can’t watch a play like this without analyzing, especialle when I see it during my exams period -.- But it was very, very well done!

 

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Incoming SnailMail of the last time

I never thought I will lose track on my letters so much due to university… Anyway. Today was big “working up on my letters”-day.

These beauties were incoming during the last weeks πŸ™‚

Myra
This one came in from Myra in the USA some weeks ago. Always nice to hear of her and her little sun – next one on my “reply to”-list =)

Vanessa

This one is from Vanessa in Germany. I love how fast the letters travel within our country! Sorry for letting you think I forgot you! I try to answer faster by now!

 

Miriam
This one was a first letter from Miriam in the USA. First I totally forgot where she got my address from but now I keen on getting to know her! πŸ™‚
Annemie
And the last one from lovely Annemie in Belgium. Haven’t read it yet since it arrived only yesterday but I always love her letters!