Sunday, 25 December 2011

Joyeux Noël

Dear followers,

First of all, let me wish you a very merry christmas, wherever you are right now and however you celebrate these days. Either with your family, your beloved, your friends, alone or in any part of the world, I wish you all the best.

In my family, the 24th is the most important night. I only arrived yesterday at 5 pm after a long trip from Germany to Switzerland. My Dad called a day before and was totally afraid, that my flight could be cancelled. Therefore I went to the airport 3 hours earlier, with the consequence that I couldn't get into the earlier flight and a few hours to spend at the airport. But well, I didn't care as long as I arrived at home on time. And I did.

I was expected by my family and we had a lovely dinner. Afterwards we exchanged presents before Mom and I went to church for the midnight mess.

Today - a tradition in our family - we went skiing to Les Gets in the French Alps. Blue sky, really good snow conditions and few people made this day to one of my best skiing days ever. I have been waiting for this moment for now 8 months and couldn't wait to be on the slope again.

Nevertheless I would like to write something about my last week in Germany. I had two exams: English was fine whereas Law was a disaster. But I don't care, it's done. Furthermore we had a few christmas parties in and around university, but most of the people have already left on thursday or friday the latest. So there were only three persons left on friday night (including me), so that we cooked together a gratin out of rests we still had in our fridges.

I will soon snuggle myself in front of the chimney, reading a book. However I am really tired as I skied a lot today. Before we will have dinner together.

After all these months without my family, I am really happy to be here now. I try to enjoy time but I have 6 exams after my holidays. So work will continue.

Before I forget it: I also wish you a good start in 2012! Next Sunday, I will try to post on time, depending on whether I am too tired or not :)

Joyeux Noël - Frohe Weihnachten - Feliz Navidad - Merry Christmas

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Good morning!

What a wonderful morning since I've looked outside: Snow!

When it comes to snow, I'm just like a little child. I am smiling all day long and have fun in the white mass. As I went to the bakery this morning, I heard children screaming: Mom, look, there is snow! It just made me smile. This is how winter shall be.
I mean, I only had 5 hours of sleep because we celebrated another birthday this weekend, but still: It is snow!

Only 6 days left until I go home. I'm so looking forward. The 25th you'll find me on the skiing slopes in the Alps - that's for sure. There is just one thing, I don't wish: Too much snow on Christmas Eve. As I will take the plane to go home, I don't want to be stucked on any European Airport. Let's cross fingers.

So, what happened this week? Well, I spent a lot of time in the library because of my first exams this week (English and Law). I also got my first notes this week which I am actually quite satisfied with. Furthermore, as I already said, I went to a bar last night and had a really good time. This was probably the last time before holidays that we all partied together.

Here is still a lot of work waiting for me - next week I'll give you a short post about how I got home and how I spent Christmas Eve, but it might be later then. Wish you all the best.

Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day with family and friends :)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

Good morning :)

I started the week by cooking some delicious Arabic food with friends, but to lose those calories I partcicipated in a soccer tournament the next day. Wednesday I had a great pizza with my roommates. Then we had a Christmas Pub Crawl which was a lot of fun. At the end of the week, I invited friends to have some cheese fondu.

You see, quite an exciting week (with a lot of food). And only 13 days left to Christmas. I'm just so looking forward. I now have all the presents, but still can't decide what I could wish. Maybe a new bag? A book?

Although I have a lot to work on, I try to balance my life by watching TV (Gossip Girl and biathlon) and reading (Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic ties the knot). I can be serious on one hand, but need this gossip to relax on the other. Everytime I read Kinsella, I'm giggling and forget about the work lying on my desk. 

Actually I would like to recommend two fashion blogs I follow: dreamseverybodyhasthem and just be yourself. Both fashionistas have a good taste and update their blogs often. Might be I present a blog each week from now on. Depends if I find anything interesting or any ideas from your side?

That's about all from last week. See you next Sunday (then already the 4th advent!).

P.S: I told you, I would make some Christmas cookies:

Swedish Cinnamon Cookies

50g butter
270g puff pastry
100g sugar
1 egg
1 spoon cinnamon

Melt the butter in a pot. Mix sugar and cinnamon in an extra bowl. Enroll the pastry and smear it with the butter. Afterwards put the sugar-cinnamon-mixture on top (except one spoon!) and roll the pastry within the length. Then cut the roll into slices (about 1 cm thick) and smear whisekd egg on each cookie. To finish spread the left spoon of sugar and cinnamon on the cookies and put it in the oven (200°C) for about 12 minutes.

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Good Morning my dear friends!

Yesterday I was on Germany's biggest Chocolat Market in Tuebingen - and as you can see on the pictures: It was great. The market is in the entire town and everywhere you can see pralines, hot chocolat, artifacts made out of chocolat, crêpes with chocolat, ... Perfect for me as I am a chocolat lover. I was there with a bunch of friends and together we signed in for a chocolat workshop at RitterSport. You can see the result above. My chocolat is composed of some Corn Flakes, rasperries, chocolat chips, Gummi Bears and speculoos. But it will be a present to my family, so I will tell you on Christmas how it tastes. What do you think about the packaging?

During the week there were another few birthdays (I spent all my money on presents) and still a lot of work for university. I held two presentation and thought about relaxing now but then my professors announced that we must do another two written assignments.

Do you have an Advent calendar as well? It's great to open a door each day, not only to know when Christmas is but also because I will then go back home. Anticipation! And it also means: Christmas Presents! I don't have much time this year (two exams before Christmas...), therefore I decided to buy things in the internet. Let's hope they arrive early enough. Personally, I don't have a clue, what I could wish myself. Parfum? Books? Money? Help required!

Today, despite all my work, I am going to make some Christmas Cookies. Yum! Recepies come next week.

Happy second Advent!