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Sonntag, 26. Juni 2016

Wonky Adventure: 4 more sleeps

This weekend finds me dithering. I think this might be due to sheer exhaustion, both physical and emotional.

To be able to afford the big wonky adventure I had to save up my leave and haven't had a holiday since christmas. Even if us Bavarians are more than lucky with religious bank holidays I'm totally ready for some time off.

On top of that I've been battling another cold during the past weeks and had a very emotional time at the office the past two months.

Which is why I can't make up my mind about how many t-shirts to pack and which. Blue, red or the green one? How many pairs of socks do I need?

I like to be prepared for anything, but maybe I should let go of this thought. After all, apart from medication theres nothing you can't buy or survive withouth in an urban area.

But, I'm hoping that, once I've boarded the first flight to Singapore, I'll just pass out or at least get back my anticipation for the big wonky adventure. For once I prefer the German expression "Vorfreude".

Here are some impressions from my weekend:

Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2016

Wonky Adventure: 21 days to go...

And I'm certainly counting. I have now entered the hot phase of organising and I feel like there's an endless loop running through my brain: Remember this, don't forget that...

- Stocking up my meds
- Filling up my reader with new e-books
- Sorting out the capsule wardrobe which is featuring a lot of stripes
- Sorting out cables, chargers and all things digital
- Sewing accessories
- Write more lists
- Preparing mentally for a massive spring-clean of my apartment.

Money, money, money!

choosing a travel notebook

Yay - Breton stripes rock!

Love that fabric!

of course the travel sketch book needs its own bag

you can't have too many zipper thingies

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016

Wonky Adventure Countdown

Only four more weeks until my big OZ adventure!!! The last few weeks have been a blur of running errands, shopping and reading countless blog posts about packing, must-haves and must-brings.

So far I have bought my tourist visa and Australian Dollar, sewn several practical little bags and started on my capsule wardrobe.

Today's post is written on my new iPad with my new keyboard, testing for on-the-road-blogging.
So far it's more testing my patience...
I'll have to practice concise reporting!

Sonntag, 15. Mai 2016

Joaquin Sorolla - Spain's master of light

Today I visited the Kunsthalle München again ( ) to see the wonderful exhibition of Joaquin Sorollas works.

Even when I  saw the first posters announcing the exhibition back in December I knew it would be interesting but it exceeded all my expectations. 

One of the major Spanish artists from the turn of the century and a contemporary of Monet, his works moved me deeply, filling me with light and joy. 

Please excuse the poor quality of the photos and if you can, visit the exhibition which is still on until the 3rd of July 2016.

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2016

Gardening Days in Freising

Last Saturday found me tracking the footprints of my childhood in the Bavarian town of Freising.
Occasion was the annual Garden festival. A carnival of colour where you can buy every plant imaginable, garden-related kitsch, furniture etc.

The weather was wonderful, the first real summer weekend and I enjoyed giving my new camera a worthy trial.  We let ourselves be carried along with the masses,  ambling through the impressive grounds of the former abbey Neustift.

Here are my impressions:

Samstag, 23. April 2016

Wonky Life Update

What's happening in the wonky world, you might well ask. I've kept fairly quiet during the last month.
Truth is, with Easter, birthday celebrations, my fitness regime and not to forget my day job I've been a tad busy. On top of that I've been suffering from spring fever and had to take lots of naps in my spare time.

I've also been doing some sewing:

a vision in turquoise, a scarf for my favourite sister

sometimes I forget to make something for myself, so this little beauty is just for me

And now, with the great OZ adventure only nine weeks away I'm up to my eyeballs in lists. I have bought a new camera which needs to be figured out (total technophobe me). I need to get a tablet so that I can send news feeds to my faithful readers and either sew or buy a spongebag.... But I love the tingling sensation that fills me now when I think af what lies ahead and wouldn't miss it for the world.

The greatest pleasure lies in the anticipation after all!

Mittwoch, 30. März 2016

New sewing projects

Today I want to show you some of my new sewing projects:

 1. The Batman sleep mask:

2. The toothbrush etui

3. The shopper

4. Easter Egg Doilies

5. Suitcase Shoe bags

Sissi 2 is purring like a kitten and I'm very happy about a new fabric delivery, a pile of worn shirts in great designs!!