One of the hardest questions I have to answer is “What do you want for your birthday?”

What do I want? 

ā‚¬100.000,-. Nobody can give me that. 

A handful of personal stuff in not going to name online. And it’s mostly up to me. Pity. 

World peace. I’m easy to please. 

Hurray, I’m getting older, and I mostly have what I need. 


Waving solar Queen…


…Equestrian version. Munich airport šŸ˜Š


Bottled cordialĀ 


I heated the sterile glass bottles for 30 minutes, 125Ā°C;

Boiled the sifted cordial;

Put the bottles in a preheated sink; 

And ladled it into the bottles and capped them. 


Tastes sweet, flowery and nice! 
Next year I’m trying lilacs too šŸ™‚


Bathroom guest


 

This is why I need to lock the bathroom door. A jump, and then a furry black paw presses in through the crack. 

Tonight she just wanted to hunt silverfish. 

It’s very much like having a precocious toddler around the house. Except she doesn’t need help to go potty, dress herself or go to bed. 


Rosebay willowherb cordialĀ 


I’ve tried something new. 

My garden has quite a few rosebay willowherbs, and I have read about people making cordial from the flowers. I found a recipe and decided to try for myself. 

  • 150 g flowers 
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 l water
  • 7 dl sugar

First of all, 150 g flowers are a lot! About two litres, actually. I picked 50 g  a couple of weeks ago, but I gave up because I’m a slow picker and the plants were not yet in full bloom. 50 g flowers in the freezer. 

Today I got a little help from my friend, and with the handful of flowers mum gave me earlier this week, we reached 150 g!

The bluest are the frozen ones, the pinkest are fresh. A sliced lemon is at the bottom of the glass roaster. 

Because of the next step, a roaster is essential. Boiling simple syrup is hot and you will need a suitable container for it. 

Next step: making simple syrup. 

1 l water, 7 dl sugar, heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. I let it boil for a couple of seconds before I took it off the heat and ladled it over the flowers and lemon. 

This is what it looked like. The smell reminds me of sugared tea with lemon. 

A couple of hours later, it had cooled enough to get a new home in the fridge. The colour is now this:

It’s supposed to stay in the fridge for five days before I filter out the flowers and the lemon. 

This is my first try, and I’m looking forward to the result. Looks good so far. 

I think I will use a couple of plastic bottles and freeze the cordial. Unless my brilliant brother comes up with a better plan of preservation šŸ™‚

Will give a little update when I’ve tasted and hopefully bottled it. 


It kind of smiled…



Stupid humans


You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. 

Why does it seem like we are moving backwards in time and are on the brink of repeating some of the worst chapters in history? 

God, the human race is its own worst enemy! 


Mercedes of stumpsĀ 


This stump is for real! I saw it with my own two eyes. 


Ballerina (2017)


Usually I post a trailer for the movies I have watched, but this one is just one of those that is a whole movie in two minutes.

I liked it, though. Even though it’s kind of predictable and all that. Yeah. I think it’s nice, and it will get a slot in my film library.

But whyĀ is this movie called “Leap!” in the US? It makes no sense to me whatsoever. Is it because ballerina is too girly? (The rest of the world don’t seem to think so).


Too tight?Ā 


My new pants have a message for me:


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