17 Oct 2013

tiles, stairs and food

What ever I do in the majority of cases, it has something to do with food. Not that I am cooking the whole day, but there are moments I have to think about it at least. It is no wonder, that I sometime have to leave the house for cooking sessions in different places.
That is what makes it really exciting for me. After the menu planning there is enough space for surprises. When I've packed all my stuff and head to the clients, I mostly do not know what the environment looks like.
Do I have to carry up all the stuff by myself, into the fifth floor or is there an elevator? What is the kitchen like? Is the place inspiring? Is the equipment in good condition?
But with all the work in advance, and after such an event, for most of the people it is inconceivable to do this by themselves. They are always insecure that the place is matching the needs.
The only thing you need is an stove and some people who like to enjoy the dinner with you. It sounds easy. But the truth is, it is easy. 
Although sometimes it was tricky, it always has been a lot of fun and pleasure for me
so far.   


8 Oct 2013


Autumn is in town and although there are still some nice and sunny days it is clear that summer is finally gone. Even the last butterfly visited us to say good bye. Nice compensation.

Spontaneously we decided to make a short trip to visit a birthday party. What a nightmare. We started well prepared and instead of 5 hours drive we spent nine hours on motorway moving slowly in a traffic jam. You will understand that we haven't been in a good mood when we arrived. Friends and family members already left the party. The good thing after my mother in law recovered from our surprisingly attendance there was still some cake and coffee left. Nice compensation.

After a good sleep and a nice breakfast we had a long walk in the sun enlighted forest. The colours and a warm breeze, nice friendly faces on trees have been in our company. Nice compensation.

And last but not least our dog Emma was runnig like crazy for hours from one side to the other side. Jumping over branches, diving into ponds and hunting golden leaves. As she spent nine hours on the motorway she was a bit unhappy and not really satisfied. At the end of the walk she made herself to queen of the forest. Nice compensation.


2 Oct 2013


No. Unfortunately not.
You haven't had enough time?
No. Although I think sometime it is a good excuse. Do not ask. I do not have an explanation. It is just as it is.

Working as a freelancer you always will assume not to to have enough time to do something that's good for you. If you have enough time you waste it by wondering if working self employed was a good idea instead of doing something better. Yeah, I know. It is hard to decide not to think of a work you might not have today and doing something nice. For the nice things you already worked and you deserve some moments just for you. So did we.
Working long hours, running short of sleep and nearly forgot that we are no machines. Summer holidays in Berlin are mostly quiet in regard to my job. Breathing the warm and fresh air (of a big city, right), enjoying the sun we started doing what's good for us.
Have been visited by a friend not only with a bunch of presents. She also brought back some good memories of our New Zealand time. It is so good and sometimes even funny to lay back and remember what you have already done.
Spending time with friends and family, having savouries and becoming jealous of the birthday cake of our nephew.
More than once your dog is demonstrating how easy it is to fit into the smallest pool in the middle of nowhere. Her goal: world record in splashing. She reached with joy.
And suddenly we went to some art fairs. We haven't done for long. Great paintings and photographs and the most biggest elevator. Extraordinary things appear when you spend a little time. And to be honest by all the fun we had we also did something for our job. We stocked up on some inspiration. Which is really necessary to get on.