Hello everybody, and welcome back! 😀
As I said, I wasn’t able to post last week – and that was because we went to the North Sea!
We really needed that, I think (especially Philipp. He’s been working LOADS.) and we had a great time. I was a bit worried about whether I might suffer from withdrawal symptoms due to no Internet access, but as soon as I realised that I was getting nervous, I decided that YES, it would be a good time to practice absence. Although I checked my E-mails ONCE (still haven’t heard from the last scholarship foundation) and we did our little bit of Duolingo every day, we were offline, and it felt great. It seems that I am really not a person who gets addicted easily (phew!).
As the last four holidays, we went to Horumersiel (we agreed to go somewhere else the next time), but we love the sea and we’ve known the flat to be clean and this is guaranteed relaxation. Plus, this was our first “real” couple vacation, from packing the suitcases together until unpacking again on Saturday afternoon! We ate lots of fish, visited the town and the villages nearby, and hat a bit of a Harry Potter experience when we saw lots of owls sitting in a tree in the middle of Wittmund:
Can you spot them?
On Thursday, we went to Langeoog. The weatherforecast had proclaimed a rainy day, but as soon as we were out of the car and at the ferry, the sky was grey, but dry.
We went past the water tower
and saw a pheasant on our way to the beach.
The beach was surprisingly crowded (although they kept mostly out of sight for this photograph)
and we did a couple of photos of my current WIP (socks for Philipp), Yarn-Harlot-Style:
(Philipp assisted without complaining. Thanks, love!)
We saw a bench on which Helmut Schmidt would smoke, too:
Admired the beautiful landscape
and spotted yet another bird (I don’t know what it is, sorry. I’m really, really bad at naming birds and plants).
Of course, being offline and on vacation, I got a lot of knitting done. I finished Little P.’s Tartar socks (link to project page):
and then, one day, during our many strolls through Horumersiel, we came across this:
The little dragon was more than happy to meet the socks.
(Philipp assisted with only a bit of complaining. The little dragon sat in front of a hotel.)
I finished Philipp’s first sock (I love the yarn)
but didn’t buy anything new this time (good thing). I was close to buying some yarn in Carolinensiel, but the shop assistant was so openly hostile to me browsing through the shelves that I decided on the spot to invest my money elsewhere. Hooray for friendly shop assistants!
On Friday, our last day, we took a last stroll through Horumersiel and for once, I took my camera. We met a couple of ducks
and, sadly, a late rabbit. (Please. No “This parrot is dead”-jokes. Poor thing ….)
All in all, we had a great week! Apart from knitting a lot, I READ lot – but there will be another blog posting on this, specially reserved for the books.
Have a great week, my friends! Take care!