Invited to a #wedding (in July)? Whatever the desired dresscode:
Ladies, never wear white, creme or champagne, as these are the bride's colors.
Gents, as a wedding is a happy event, if you have, pick a non-black suit and rather fabric that is not leather, jeans or cord.
By the way - Unfortunately you guys have to wait till the groom takes off his jacket until you are allowed to do the same. &
ALWAYS check the weather forecast and take an umbrella🌂. Weather is unreliable is all I can say ☔
Exciting times! After some delays I finally have a sunny day to seal this commission. I'll be sharing more about it when I get it sent off this week. This painting has kept me reflective.
1 2214 July, 2019
La pluie s’est enfin arrêtée : c’est le moment de sortir et de profiter de la Kunstareal Fest organisée dans le quartier des Pinacothèques. Toutes les entrées sont gratuites donc vous pouvez rentrer dans tous les musées et y rester 5 mn ou 2 heures. De nombreux ateliers sont proposés pour les petits comme les grands et il y a de quoi se restaurer (en particulier dans la Gabelsbergerstraße) et boire devant tous les musées ! Bon dimanche 😘
Já pensou em trocar o transporte coletivo por bike? 🚲♥️🇳🇱🇩🇪🌎
Moin Moin, desde a primavera eu troquei o transporte coletivo pela minha clássica bike 🇳🇱♥️🚲 .
Sim, preciso confessar que tenho a sorte de morar 20 mins de bike do trabalho e que a via é bem bike friendly (e linda também - com direito a muitos coelhinhos e o rio Reno 😍) 🚴
Além de economizar uma grana evitando comprar o ticket do mês, eu faço uma atividade física diariamente (yeah) e não preciso aguardar bafo de cigarro na estação enquanto esperava o bus/Straßenbahn (pense na raiva) #firstworldproblem .
E no seu trajeto para escola/uni ou trabalho, e possível andar de bike? O trajeto é seguro?
Ahhhhw a bunch of flowers from my best friend 💖... another opportunity to share some do's and don'ts.
If you're invited to a friend's or colleagues' home, a great small present so called #mitbringsel are flowers or a bottle of wine.
Most commonly you pick cut flowers instead of a plant in a pot.
Flowers are usually for women, if you have a male friend, who likes flowers then that's ok, but pick some bigger ones that don't look too girly. 🧚♀️
Here comes the clue:
In #Germany you only give away bunches of #flowers in odd numbers, while avoiding the number 13.
White #Lillies symbolize death whereas red #roses stand for love (I guess that's international). Always unwrap the flowers from any paper and, if you want to be super correct, hand them over with your left hand as that comes from the heart. ❤
#tbt in honor of the 4th! My husband and I have made the drive through monument valley a few times traveling between Arizona and Colorado. It's a long trip, but really beautiful. After moving to Germany 13 years ago I immediately developed a new love and appreciation for my desert home❤ I've been fortunate enough to travel but I still think the south west United states is the most beautiful place on earth.
Quand je n’ai rien à faire, et qu’à peine un nuage
Dans les champs bleus du ciel, flocon de laine, nage,
J’aime à m’écouter vivre, et, libre de soucis,
Loin des chemins poudreux, à demeurer assis
Sur un moelleux tapis de fougère et de mousse,
Au bord des bois touffus où la chaleur s’émousse.
Là, pour tuer le temps, j’observe la fourmi
Qui, pensant au retour de l’hiver ennemi,
Pour son grenier dérobe un grain d’orge à la gerbe,
Le puceron qui grimpe et se pend au brin d’herbe,
La chenille traînant ses anneaux veloutés,
La limace baveuse aux sillons argentés,
Et le frais papillon qui de fleurs en fleurs vole.
Ensuite je regarde, amusement frivole,
La lumière brisant dans chacun de mes cils,
Palissade opposée à ses rayons subtils,
Les sept couleurs du prisme, ou le duvet qui flotte
En l’air, comme sur l’onde un vaisseau sans pilote ;
Et lorsque je suis las je me laisse endormir,
Au murmure de l’eau qu’un caillou fait gémir,
Ou j’écoute chanter près de moi la fauvette,
Et là-haut dans l’azur gazouiller l’alouette.
3 214 July, 2019
🏬 Why should intercultural training only be accessible to employees of large multinationals?
💻 I am working on a concept for an interactive online webinar series that can be booked bite-sized and at affordable rates.
💱 The problem with small and medium sized companies, but also large corporations, is that they often do not see the necessity of intercultural trainings and there is absolutely no budget for it.
🎓 That's why I'm thinking of it as a form of self-development. Maybe a concept similar to crowdfunding could work? The more participants, the better the price. I do want to keep the group at a reasonable size of maximum 12 participants. The webinar should be interactive and I want to leave enough room for questions and discussions.
📝 I am still working on a feasible concept - so if you have any tips, let me know! I was thinking to start with a free introduction webinar and then a 3 part series on "Working in Germany". Would you be interested? What are the topics that you would be most interested in? Let me know in the comments below or send me a private message!
L'expression "In China (oder Peking) ist ein Sack Reis (oder Fahrrad) umgefallen", en français "En Chine (ou à Pékin), un sac de riz (ou un vélo) est tombé" est une métaphore appartenant au langage familier qui désigne un événement sans importance. En utilisant cette phrase sur le ton de la plaisanterie, le locuteur exprime son désintérêt ou signale l'insignifiance du sujet abordé.⠀
Pourquoi cette expression? En Chine, il y a non seulement beaucoup d'habitants mais aussi un grand nombre de sacs de riz et de vélos. Si l'un ou l'autre, cela n'a pas forcément grand intérêt. ⠀
Pourquoi associer la Chine à l'indifférence ? On sait que la population de la République populaire de Chine augmente rapidement depuis environ 60 ans et que 1,3 milliard de personnes y vivent actuellement. Par analogie, il en va de même pour les vélos et sacs de riz et on image donc le faible impact que pourrait avoir la chute de l'un d'entre eux... ⠀
Voici deux exemples d'utilisation de l'expression : ⠀
- Wenn mein Ex-Mann schon wieder eine neue Freundin hat, dann interessiert mich das das ungefähr so, wie wenn in China ein Sack Reis umfällt!⠀
- Welche Partei in Bayern regiert, dass zu wissen ist doch ausserhalb von Bayern so wichtig, wie wenn in China ein Sack Reis umfällt.⠀
On peut également utiliser un de ces deux synonymes : ⠀
- etwas ist so wichtig, wie wenn in Holland ein Rad umfällt⠀
- etwas zählt elf⠀
I had a lovely day of socializing with friends. A coffee date at 10:00 turned into lunch with a new urban sketcher friend @manjachen.sketch and we talked about how we got to Germany. Then I got home just in time to have tea and cake with my neighbor and talk in German. We moved to a park and sat in the shade until I went and met the hubby for a grocery run. Today was a perfect breezy day. I'm so grateful for all the people I got to talk to today.
The kids were having a lot fun at the park. One mom thought “Why not more fun?” She ran to the market close by, grabbed these “very convenient” sets of ice creams. The kids cheered when they saw the ice creams! 😋 But two ice creams were left over and they had already melted. Nobody wanted them. So with their plastic covers on, they ended up on the floor just next to the park. The park was still clean, but not the pavement next to it. What the heck? The kids had fun that day. 😞 These ice creams contain glucose-fructose syrup and many other additives. They don’t serve our kids’ health and they are harmful to the environment with their plastic covers. Our kids should learn to be patient. They should know that to have ice creams one should wait until the opening times of the local ice cream shop, until they get there, until the queue ends up and they finally get to choose their favorite flavors. 🍦 #icecreamjoy#zerowastewithkids#awakenthegood#lesswastewithkids#summertime#sifiratik#azatik#cocuklasifiratik#patientkids#expatingermany
#Schrebergarten is the vocabulary of the day. It is that little piece of land that you can rent when you live in a flat, which doesn't have a proper garden.
Usually the Schrebergarten is a small hut with or without electricity / water, similar to a hytta in Norway.
Enjoy your home grown #fruit and #veggies and happy #bbqing
You know what's fun? Going from being a fully functional adult to being incapable of a successful trip to the grocery store.
Oh wait. It's not fun. It's anxiety-inducing and stressful.
But that's what expat life does. You become like a child, unable to express yourself complexly and unaware of how the world around you works. It can be magical and wonderful, but often, it is just plain frustrating.
That's why todays podcast guest, @gyomonreal, decided to celebrate every little win in her new life in Germany. Every attempted conversation with a stranger, every trip on public transit, it's all an opportunity to push yourself and feel happy that you tried - and sometimes even succeeded.
When it's so warm that you need ice cream at 10pm!
We had already showered and ate dinner and we were ready to go to bed, but we just couldn't cool down... So we put on our "outside" clothes, stepped out into the first cool breeze of the day to go and buy some ice cream before the shop closes for the night.
. #summernights#heatwave#summerineurope#icecream #expatingermany
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett
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7 50226 January, 2019
It is a bitter sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace, nothing is ever the same.
☕️ Ho aspettato talmente tanto a scrivere il post sui miei tre anni in Germania che il prossimo aprile saranno quattro. Quattro lunghissimi anni volati in pochi istanti. O almeno è quella l’impressione: una confusione di luoghi, persone, un turbinio di partenze, di progetti, momenti di entusiasmo, momenti di sconforto. Stanchezza, fretta, tempi morti. Insomma di vita normale, eppure diversa. Un rapporto di amore odio con questo paese.
Questo blog, oltre a parlare di viaggi, è anche una sorta di diario della mia vita in Germania e anche se ci penso bene prima di pubblicare post più personali dei classici consigli di viaggio, mi fa sempre molto piacere leggere i percorsi di altre persone e so che molti lettori del blog lo seguono principalmente per la curiosità verso una vita in Germania. È online sul blog l’articolo con il resoconto degli ultimi anni!
🥨 In foto: Landshut, Heidelberg, Hattingen, Wuppertal l’estate scorsa. @amichedifuso@donne_che_emigrano
34 6919 February, 2019
EN// I read yesterday in a book about the advantages of a standardized meal system, meaning the concept of cooking every week the same 7 meals. It’s supposed to help you avoid waste, losing time thinking what to cook and figuring out new recipes, also the mistake rate is very minimal so you’re sure to eat a very well prepared meal with nutritional elements balanced in advance and also you have a standard shopping list. What do you think about it?
RO// am citit ieri intr-o carte despre un sistem de mâncare standardizat, adică sa pregătești aceleași bucate in fiecare săptămâna. In acest fel se evita aruncări de produse alimentare, lista de cumpărături e aceeași, nu se pierde timp la gândit ce bucate sa mai faci sau la pregătit pentru ca făcând aceeași mâncare in continuu e mult mai rapid și ești sigur ca mâncarea va fi gustoasa precum nu e un experiment. Ingredientele nutriționale nu lipsesc niciodată pentruca mâncarea e plănuită in mod balansat. Voi ce Spune-ți de așa ceva?
Happy Sunday everyone! I had a different caption planned for this photo but... today has been...lovely 🙈 😂 We had daylight savings time then a kid who woke up with a sudden case of conjunctivitis. If you live in Germany, then you know what a challenge seeing a doctor and finding an open pharmacy (with the medicine you need) is on a Sunday. And getting eye drops into a kid, that should be an Olympic sport! I hope your Sunday was off to a better start than ours! 😂
32 11131 March, 2019
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