Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A New Bookcase

Yesterday we went to IKEA to get me a present for my birthday.
We had french fries at the restaurant. Yum!

And this is what I got:
A bookcase on wheels!

More room for my books.
We immediately began rearranging.

Doesn't it look awesome!?
Because of the wheels it can be easily moved to get to the books in the bookcase behind it.

After midnight we celebrated the start of my birthday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

How Long Has it Been? Let's Celebrate with Paper!

I've not been blogging a lot last year, I know.

I will confess that my review blog, games, and other things are reasons, but also because the trips and things I've been up to have been repeats of things I posted about before. Because I've been blogging for a long time.

How long, you ask?

10 years!

Yes, you read that correctly. Today it was 10 years ago I blogged for the very first time!

So no better way to celebrate than doing something fun with one of the animals I met through my blog: Hammie!

While Hammie and I caught up on things, C & G were making paper clay to sculpt with. First they mixed paper with water and made it into a pulpy mess.

Next the pulpy mess was put in dishcloths to get most of the water out.

Here you can see it after the water was pressed out of it.

Next they got out sticky stuff to add to the paper so Hammie and I fled the scene before we got sticky!

After a fun day catching up and celebrating with Hammie, we got to see what C & G created:

They made owls and cats!

These two grumpy owls and the cat were made by C.
She says that maybe a next time she will try to make a sculpture of me, now that she had some practice.

All in all a perfect way to celebrate 10 years of blogging, travelling, and making friends. Thanks for sharing it with me, Hammie.

And also a big THANK YOU to all the other animals, people, and other creatures I met on my travels and online. You are all amazing and make blogging fun!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Market Bremen - part 2

We spent a lot of time exploring the market. There were lots of cool things to see and the darker it got the more beautiful everything looked, all lit up.

I got a large cup of hot chocolate with mint.

On a small square we found a tower with bells next to it.

When the clock struck six the bells started playing and a part of the tower started turning to show pictures of people. I think it was about important travelers. I saw a viking and Columbus, and other explorers and travelers. It was really cool.

After we saw the moving tower we went to get another drink. I got Gl├╝hwein with cherries. It was so good!!!

We saw a lot of cool things and lots of pretty lights. Finally when we were getting tired we went back to the house of the friend where we were staying. It was a really cool day!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Market in Bremen

I went to the Christmas Market in Bremen - Germany - last weekend

We would be staying at the house of a friend so we first put our luggage there and then walked towards the city center. I spotted this statue along the way.

I explored it of course.

There were lots of cool buildings.

A church!

It was the Dom of Bremen.
We had to see it from up close of course.

I think this is a gryphon.

The inside of the Dom was beautiful.

Oh, we reached the Christmas Market.

There were lots of stands with Christmas ornaments and other cool Christmassy stuff.

And lots of Christmas decorations everywhere.

And look what I spotted!

The Bremen town musicians!
There's a really cool fairytale about these animals, although I think it would have been even cooler if there was a pig with them also.

Luckily I also found a really cool pig statue as we were exploring the market and the city.

We also found a windmill.

This is the main train station. There was a Christmas market there as well.

When it got darker the lights everywhere made things look really beautiful.

What a cool Christmas Market.

More pictures tomorrow!