Lockdown week 28

Three days ago when I looked outside I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was that snow???? What is happening in Berlin? But then, yesterday it was 80 degrees and bright and sunny. We made the best of it and ran outside and down the block to our favorite little forested area in the city. As you…

Lockdown week 27

When I got up this morning I thought to myself, “Welp, I definitely feel as though I have a case of the Mondays.” We are all feeling it around here. We begin our 27th week in lockdown after a rousing weekend around May 1. The numbers were starting to go down a bit before the…

The first of May

When I was a little girl in school I didn’t know much about May Day. For us, this meant that this large pole with ribbons attached to the top would come out and we had an assembly to watch kids dance around wrapping the ribbons. It happened every year. There may be some skits and…

Lockdown busy and lockdown vibes

Today as I walked Luna through the cherry trees that are just bursting, I was reflecting on a few things that happen when people are in extended amounts of lockdown as we are. While this is week 26, it is sometimes hard to talk about life in lockdown with my friends and family in the…

Remembering the blisters

That morning in Uterga, Spain I got up while it was still extremely dark outside. It was April 26, 2017. I had been walking for five days but I had a HUGE blister on my foot, It was taking over a tender spot on the bottom of my foot. This is why I stopped before…

Lockdown week 26

As is typical Monday morning, here is my endless lockdown report. I actually had to open the blog first to see which week was last week. I have lost count of the weeks. Week 26, over 6 months, with a promise of at least two more weeks. Sometimes it feels as though we are in…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Each morning that I take the dogs out, we more than likely take the same route around our neighborhood. It is about a 15 minute walk and we can do it in our sleep (or pre coffee in my case). It means we get to observe the same things each morning. On this particular route,…

Four years ago today

On April 21, 2017 I started walking from the albergue (pilgrim hostel) into the Pyrenees to begin my journey on the Camino De Santiago. I headed out to start 800 km (500 miles) on the most popular part of the Camino, the Camino Frances. I had read for years and prepared myself but for some…

Lockdown week 25

We have surpassed the six month mark in the continuing lockdown with news last week that it would be extended until May 9th. More and more I am coming to the realization I may just have to turn 40 in Berlin. We shall see. I am pretty determined to not be in this apartment for…

Spargelzeit around here

It is that time of year in Germany when you see it at every grocery store and market stand. It will happen quickly, this part of the season, but it is a lovely sight to see after a long season. Yes, I am talking about Spargelzeit or Asparagus season. Asparagus here is celebrated. The most…