what happened lately…

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We, my boyfriend, our two cats and I, moved from Bremen to Berlin.

We moved in our first apartment together.

We drove several times from here to there and back again.

We worked hard for weeks to make our new apartment something of a home.

Our new home is far from finished and final decorations, but we love it already.

We finally found fitting kitchen cupboards and a super high tech stove. I’m still excited about all the functions.

We took several walks in the neigborhood and everytime we were amazed by the numerous inspirational, pretty and fun shops, we found.

We worked too much and relaxed far too seldom.

I started at a new job and was totally overwhelmed by all the people I met and the countless impressions.

I’m riding my bike again.

I found a stress-free route to the office. I’m thankful not having to ride my bike on the big and crowded streets of Berlin to work.

I finally started a photobook of my trip to Morocco, that was seven years ago – but better late than never.

I collect new ideas for blog posts and craft projects, many for our new home, but some others too.

I ended the year of cups and am so proud to have made it to the end of the year. Yeah, I did it!

I have some new mantras for this year. The life in Berlin will be a completely new start and I want to take this chance to hopefully change some of my old, bad habits. For example having too much on my agenda and having not enough time to enjoy life like it is. One of my main mantras is: “I don’t have to do anything. (Only if I really want to.)”

So, I hope you all had a good and less stressful start into 2014 than me. I know, this year will be amazing, for you and me. You just have to believe it.

signed & sealed

signed & sealed | streetart in Berlin | moments to live for

Like I promised, now that it is officially signed & sealed, I can tell you. We’ve found our new home in Berlin! We are totally happy, that we found a match in such a short notice, within only two weekends looking. We were the first contacting the previous tenants and the first inspecting the flat… and it just fit. We could check almost every wish off our list and the young family was happy to have found someone, moving in earlier then expected, so they will have to pay less. So it was perfect for both sides. Last week we signed the contract with the landlord and can move in in three weeks.

signed & sealed | the Me Collection room, Berlin | moments to live for

signed & sealed | streetart in Berlin | moments to live for

signed & sealed | streetart in Berlin | moments to live for

signed & sealed | streetart in Berlin | moments to live for

Because the old tenants are still living there, I can’t show you pictures of our new home, but in time I will. Until then we will be busy with packing lots of boxes with our stuff, taking the furniture down and move our stuff to Berlin. This means a huge pile of things to do and that’s beside my full-time job until the move. Therefore I won’t be able to blog regularly if at all in the next weeks. But I will be back with stories from our move, our new home, Berlin and new craft ideas when we settled in.

signed & sealed | Heckmann Höfe, Berlin | moments to live for

signed & sealed | streetart in Berlin | moments to live for

Until then, I wish you wonderful and hopefully stress free days to Christmas and happy holidays with your family.

 

a melancholic walk in Bremen

a melancholic walk in Bremen | Die Schlachte in Bremen | moments to live for

The last weeks in Bremen have begun and a little melancholy is steeling into my mood from time to time. Another era will be ending, when we move to Berlin. I moved a lot in my life. With and without my parents in total already 6 times in my 31 years living on this earth. And 4 times of these in the last 10 years because of my academic studies.

I always had to start fresh and make new friends, because I moved always to a new city, far away from the old one. I think, to move is hard and fun at the same time. Hard because you have to accustom yourself to new routines, new people and look for new shops, and the bureaucracy of changing your adress isn’t that easy and mostly just time consuming.

But the good things of moving to a new city are to find new amazing friends, make a new city your home and find new favorite places. I like, that I know already four cities in detail, because I lived there for at least two years and discovered so many lovely places and faces of these cities. So here are some photos of Bremen, the big city I lived close by for the last four years and that I will say goodbye to in four weeks.

a melancholic walk in Bremen | the emblem of Bremen: the Bremer Stadtmusikanten | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | a walk along the Weser | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | graffiti in Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | dark clouds above Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | street art in Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | gulls at the Weser | moments to live for

wish you a good start into the new week