lördag 28 februari 2009

Nothing really...

Last weekend (BTW - the last weekend of Carnival) we went out!! WOW! This is something...considering that it's been a long time we were out in a club, dancing and having a drink or two ;-) We met in a bar in Schanze with Monica, Alex and Kazuhiro, then Cyril joined us as well. After a bit of food and some drinks we decided to look for a place to dance. We were lazy so we decided to stay in Schanze area (lots of bars and pubs). But as we are quite "demanding" we always found something which wasn't 100% good ;-) (I guess we are too old and comfortable hahaha) - this was too crowded, over there music sucked, the last place - too much smoke, etc etc. At the end Cyril who was tired after partying on Fri night, went home. We decided to go to Bar Nour which turned to be OK. No smoking, quite ok music and a spot to dance. Since Monica stayed in HH over night and Kazu stayed at our place, on Sunday morning we had a breakfast out. The rest of Sunday was lazy and the only activity for me was a bit of fitness in the evening, after I drove Alex to the airport...

Nothing special happened during the week. Work varies, due to the car industry situation nowadays. There are different signals coming every week, mostly info about how many people and where will have to be laid off...Tough times, no fun...

But now we have weekend again. Today we are supposed to have multi-culti dinner at Monica's place. Since Monica, Kazu, Raul and family live in Elmshorn, they already met at the market in the middle of the day. We, Hamburg-people, are a bit less organized or there is simply other stuff which we have to take care of (like Dennis - looking for a new car; Alex - driving now from Poland) so we are planning to go there in the evening. Right now my feta-aubergine-tomatoe-pie is in the oven. Mums!

Tomorrow I hope we will finally go to see Matisse's exhibition in the city. There is also Degas' exhibition but maybe too much to have both of them in the same day.

Filip, Magda and I have plans to go skiing. But so far many options and nothing decided. If we make it, it will be starting from the next weekend. Ohhh it would be great!!!! We'll see...

måndag 16 februari 2009

Weekend in Prague

On Friday the 13th I flew to Prague. I worried a bit since in the morning there was quite heavy snow storm in HH (until noon). So I was sure that if I manage to fly there will be delays etc. But thanks God the snow melted and there were no issues...
When I got off the airport-bus it turned out that Alex was already somewhere in Prague and we met him with Ales in front of the door. Good time planning! ;-)
Friday evening we spent on talking talking talking, had some beers and a bite of food. Lisa and Ales have a really nice apartment right behind the castle. On Saturday after breakfast Alex and I went to the city. We started with a monastery's square and Miniaure museum. Cool! Amazing stuff!!! Check out the camels made on a needle.

Afterwards we went towards the castle. It was a sunny but cold day but still nice to explore Prague in winter.

Then from the castle we took stairs to the Charles Bridge. Some renovations are going on but it was no problem to walk on the bridge since it wasn't sooooo crowded.

Then we went to the Old Town's Square, had a fika and walked around on the small cute streets. Waiting for Ales and Lisa to join us after their "buying-furniture-project".

When they joined us we had a late lunch in a quite nice restaurant (Duck's feet or something like that). Here you can see Ales "teaching" Estelle to drink beer ;-)

Then we walked a bit more and headed towards home.

We had some wines and ordered "Mexican" food. There was quite much talking about work but we tried to avoid the subject ;-)

On Sunday we went to the castle, saw the guard changing at midday. Then had coffee in a really cosy café close to the castle.

Then unfortunately we had to walk back home since Alex wanted to drive early to Poland and I had my flight in the afternoon.
The weekend was great! Thanks Lisa and Ales!
On the way back we had some delay due to snow chaos (both Alex when driving and me flying). And as usual, as they always say when you land with Lufthansa, this time was the same: Goodbye, Take care und Aufwiedersehen! Grrrrr!! ;-)))

tisdag 10 februari 2009

Long time...

It's been a while since I wrote something here. Sorry for that. But I just kind of didn't have a big motivation. Plus nothing exciting really happened in my life ;-) During the last few weeks I went to Göteborg though. It was nice to be with la familja again. And I saw Petra's new house. Really nice in a calm area. Great!!! Theo is a big boy now. And he talks a lot!!! so cute!!
We had dinner at Fredrik's place. It felt like good old times. The same with Sunday walk in Botaniska with Tania and Petra and Theo. Great!!

Last weekend Alex came home. Finally! After 1 month... On Saturday we had cheese and wine evening at Handan's. We were supposed to be around 14 people so Handan got quite a lot of different kinds of cheese and so much wine!! At the end we were around 10 and some people had dinner before so there is a lot of cheese and wine left. Until next time ;-)

This week winter returned. Bläääääh!!! Today it's been raining & snowing the whole day. The weather is so bad and annoying that if I could only emigrate somewhere warm today I would do it right away! I thought spring was coming... yeah right...

This weekend Alex and I are going to visit Ales, Lisa and little Estelle in Prague. It will be nice to change the environment for 2 days. And since it's been a long time since I was in Prague, I'm looking forward to it. So I can show you some pictures afterwards.