Hotel ibis Toulouse Centre

It´s been a while since my boyfriend and I were in Toulouse, but since I am in the mood for wanderlust, instead of planning another trip, I am looking back to Toulouse and the stay at the Ibis Hotel.

Chain hotels are usually a safe thing to book in foreign cities, and our stay clearly proved us right – you just know those hotels have a certain standard, and that´s been the case here aswell.

It was easy to find the the way to the hotel, even though there were no signs – probably because it really was close to the centre, and from there you were able to walk everywhere in the city. Located in a side-street, the hotel was quite silent, unless you hadd assholes in rooms that are connected to your air condition pipes and you can listen to them fighting, crying and smell them smoking. This clearly is something they should work on, even though I am aware of it being complicated. At least the people at the reception were always nice and helpful, definitely a pluspoint!

The room itself was a bit small in the entrance area – you kinda against the door or the little wardrobe when going in there, so yeah…this clearly wasn´t done too well, but anyways. The bed itself was comfy, maybe the mattress was a bit too hard and the one single blanket for us two was a bit of a challenge at first but you can get used to such things. The pillows, well, I couldn´t wait to be back home again. Or well, a reason why it would make sense to bring your own.

The rest of the room was just the right size to store all the things we had and make up for not using the breakfast buffet once. The bathroom was pretty much a one man show, because there´s not been much space for two people – and the door had quite a gap on the bottom end, which I personally found a bit weird to be honest.

As mentioned, we tried the breakfats buffet once and I am not really fully convinced that it was worth it.

It was a basic breakfast, with nice sweet bread and different other things, but something was missing for me, yet I cannot put the finger on it. Maybe that´s also why it stayed a one time thing that we went there and the other mornings got ourselves some food and had breakfast on our room.

 

 

Prices standard room
Double room ~55-70€ a night

Address
2, Rue Claire Pauilhac
31000 Toulouse

Website
http://www.accorhotels.com/de/hotel-1429-ibis-toulouse-centre/index.shtml

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Day X+245-247 – Where can I order the sun?


27.04.2017 – Day X+245
Cold got worse, and so I had to cancel today´s job interview because with hardly any voice and a stuffed nose and feeling feverish, no chance. Doesn´t work for me and also not for the other party involved. So I stayed home, inside and mostly on the couch and in the bed where it is nicely warm and cozy…and just did a little washing dishes and such, nothing big. Because I was mostly too tired and exhausted somehow, my body didn´t even request any workout or so. Why can´t the weather be warmer again and everything, so terrible for the health right at the moment…

Besides that I really have to go and check out some gyms for the time when I am having a new job because I think my body really needs more than just the soon again starting hoop lessons in order to really lose weight again and make my body look tighter…

28.04.2017 – Day X+246
The photo was not taken today, because I was in no state to actually go for a walk – but I wanted to share it from one of my last walks anyways. So yeah, I dragged myself outside just to again not be getting anywhere with stuff. Rest of the day I spent relaxing, eating chicken soup and enjoying the warmth that my boyfriend always gives me – that always makes me feel better.

29.04.2017 – Day X+247
Waking up next to someone you love is probably still the most beautoful thing that you can experience…this is why I enjoy Saturday mornings so much – and why it is so hard to get out of bed, but for a good breakfast even that is possible 😉
Anyways, afterwards I picked up my Shirataki noodles from the post office – too heavy. Just too heavy. So many. And the rest of the day I spent inside as the weather was not too inviting to spend much time outside, and I had plenty of things to do – inside the apartment 😉

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Always on Sunday (40)

A late release of the blog entry today, because I was busy with cleaning, then sewing and then going for a walk – I had to use the beautiful weather, forgot about the time and then was starving. So this kinda shows the reasons why 😉


// Done //
– 2 job interviews
– Feeling sick – and needing to stay in bed, inside and unable to do sports
– House scores – the weekly necessary evil
– Writing applications
– Sewing something that I was asked for – and I am terribly worried it is not gonna fit xD
– Photo editing (yes seriously, I am back to editing photos from Hamburg Metal Dayz 2016)

// Eaten //
– Asian takeaway (rice and meat and some veggies)
– Loads of veggie and fruit
– A good balance between meat and fish
– My beloved chocolate pancakes that I really couldn´t be living without anymore

// Bought //
– Food and more food and even more food
– New baking bowl as my old one broke
– Something for Mother´s Day already
– New fitness stuff from Gymqueen

// Listened to //
– Faey
– They have their new album “Honey & Cinnamon” out, so please go and do me a favor and check it out, you will thank we later on!
– Apocalyptica – Mostly the “Shadowmaker” album because I wasn´t feeling too well mentally and this album always just cheered me up a load!

// Watched //
– “Die Kochprofis”
– That moment when you see a chef mix alcohol into his salad sauce and probably will not even inform guests about the fact that there is alcohol in it…this just scares the hell out of me, really. And when I see in general how they cook and everything – well, no thanks. No surprise that noone wants to go and eat there even though the location so so freaking beautiful and would be a dream to have good food there…
– “Mein Kind, Dein Kind” – it´s about two families comparing their style of having their kids grow up – totally hilarious how some poeple think it´s okay to have their kids grow up and how they are being take care of. Scary as hell.

// Read //
Nothing specific really, here and there a bit about fitness food, lactose free products and all of this – so yeah I think it´s been mostly about food and healthy food choices.

// Played //
Well, a little session of “Catherine” at my boyfriend´s place, but that´s it. I wish I had a keyboard and mouse without cable so I could play stuff on my TV instead of needing to sit on the computer all the time which is not too inviting right at the moment somehow.

// Thought //
I´ve been thinking a lot about how depressions and anxiety have changed me since my teenager years, and especially how my sudden dismissal and unemployment has kinda fuelled many of these anxities. I always find it important to really reflect on my behaviour, because otherwise I´d have never noticed that I am panically checking if all windows are really closed and worrying if I did so and if I did lock the door – and that all literally just started with the moment where this “I need to survive with not much money”-feeling came into my life. And turned me into a control freak to ensure that I am not also losing something else than “just” my job as it had been. I am nevertheless happy that this gradually becomes less and less, yet I still have bad days where I feel down anyways and go nuts again…

// Happy about //
Sometimes about being able to sleep in – especially when I had a bad night or so, then it is precious to be able to sleep long in the mornings. And being lazy and sleepy until lunchtime is also sometimes nice, but I´d prefer to have a reason to get up fully motivated.

// Angry about //
The fact that everyone gives discounts for pupils, students, disabled and even retired people – I don´t get it, often students and retired people just have the same amount or ore money per month than I do, and being someone who actively works on getting out of unemployment and back into employment, I don´t get it. I seriously do not get it, but maybe that´s just the frustrated me about my financial situation.

// Wished for //
The application marathon to be over, but instead it´s been another around 2 weeks of waiting and hoping, and I really wished for me being able to stop hoping and be more objective and everything simply to minimize a possible frustrating outcome or anything like this.

// Dreamt about //
About weird Easter eggs that are chocolate from the outside, but like a honeycomb in the inside – but in a way that you could still eat it. Really odd, how I saw myself and my boyfriend robbing on the floor to find these eggs that additionally were also trying to hide and run away. I really have no idea at all what on earth this is all meant to tell me, except for maybe being crazy 😉

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Bucket List #6 – Be silent for a full day

Wow, so the day had finally come. A full day, without me having spoken a single word. No communication except for this in written words. The weekend had been the perfect time for this, as I was alone and it was no stores open anyways to do grocery shopping, everyone else was busy…

But you know actually it´s nothing so spectacular actually for me to have these silent das, simpky because I enjoy and need me-time, alone, just with myself and in silence. The little people the better, so I know it´s not hard at all for me to be all quiet, it´s relaxing as I am not a too big talker in my free time most of the time anyways.

But it was new for me that I did it on purpose, and really watched me not speaking for a day. Because usually the day comes and goes and I was silent, but this time I really watched out to not speak or anything, and this made the experience a bit more…intense in some way. I noticed I need to do many things more on purpose, more with me really watching what I do and not do it amongst a zillion of other things that I am doing at the very same time. Being more concious about the actions..

And that´s something I will try to repeat every once in a while, at least once a month on a Sunday, it is gonna be my silent me time. Will be tougher once I will be working again, but now when being home every day, it is rather easy to achieve this. And maybe there´s gonna be more than just one day a month – and maybe too many of those if I isolate myself..Let´s see what comes, but I book this bucket list entry as a positive thing 😀

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Day X+242-244 – Welcome back, cold!

24.04.2017 – Day X+242
Another job interview in the morning, and then rushed through IKEA to get some stuff to organize my little storage room, and then rushed home, went to the store to get a hyper huge dose of vitamins as I am feeling a cold creeping up onto me.

And since people around me are also not exactly feeling healthy, it´s another reason for me to invest into vitamins and a healthy lifestyle. For now. And stay inside as it is cold and windy. here did spring go to, where…instead someone sent us late autumn or even winter…

25.04.2017 – Day X+243
Feeling a bit under the weather still, it´s like a neverending story somehow thanks to the weather – even though it is only cloudy today, and doesn´t look like rain. But lord knows what still is to come…
But that´s still better than the really odd dreams I had last night, no clue why  my brain was so active once more but having quite a few job interviews makes my head go a tad crazy with ifs and maybes and nos and all of this. So going to my boyfriend and resting did really a good job because I was able to turn off the thoughts.

26.04.2017 – Day X+244
Once I have a new job, getting up early will be the major struggle as now that the course is over for a while again, I got used to sleep in again xD I noticed it this morning when I again got up together with my boyfriend and then went home again.

Rest of the day? Watching TV, house scores, and wasting a lot of travel time to get to physiotherapy and back again. Always such a hassle around the late afternoon hour because so many people are traveling and everything is crowded and …not really my fave time but no can do, I really need these therapy appointments as my neck wis still partially bitchy…but it´s good to relax, because tomorrow and Friday will be busy with each one job interview, both the final rounds sort of…

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Amadeus Hotel (Frankfurt am Main)

A 4* hotel, now you might think “she´s become a snob” – but far from that, when I was n Frankfurt am Main for a concert, it was the only good sounding hotel close to the venue (Batschkapp) so I literally had no choice but book this hotel. Here I can first of advice you to compare the prices, they vary up to 10€ – hotel homepage and other pages on hotel comparison are here a good choice.

Let´s start with the location…Actually the hotel is really not close to the center, and if you arrive at mainstation, I´d advise you to not choose this hotel – getting there is a pain in the neck to be totally honest, unless you travel by car. But once you get there and enter the entrance hall, I personally felt a bit misplaced because of how it looks like as you can see on the photo. The gentleman on the reception was nice, and really helpful, just as you´d expect it to be.

Once in the room, I was surprised about how spacy is was – looked neat and clean and well sorted, with a tad old (but probably matching the normal visitors staying at the hotel) furniture when it comes to its style, but everything was there what you could´ve asked for. I was surprised that I was even to fully open both windows though I was on the second floor. Clearly a plus point, because I hate nothing more than not being able to do so.  The bed was having a good mattress, not too hard but also not too soft – I felt like in heaven when I laid down especially because the pillow was one of the best ones I ever laid on. seriously. My neck and shoulders immediately fell in love with it!

The bathroom wasn´t too big but totally okay for one person, wuld´ve also been okay for two people though two ppl in there at a time would´ve been a bit of a challenge I guess. The toilet was squeezed in between the shower and the wall, so not exactly that nice – and for people with more weight on their hips than me maybe uncomfortable. The shower was nice and big, enough room to comfortably shower without needing to worry about hitting your limbs anywhere.

The whole room was rather quiet, seems like the walls were either thick or nicely isolated, the night was really a good one- followed by the really expensive breakfast. They offer everything from bread, bread rolls, over yoghurt, cereals and warm stuff like eggs and bacon and such…but somehow I cannot really find justice for this price as I really had the same kind of breakfast for at least 4€ less. So somehow I personally would have a second thought about if you really want to have breakfast there or not.

Overall nevertheless it really was a good stay, yet nothing for those hoping to suck up on wifi internet, as you gotta pay extra for this. And no, this is no joke and one of the biggest no-gos for me if you aren´t even in a cheap hotel or so. I think nowadays it should be included, but well, shit happens.

So you gotta set priorities there, but I really was happy about my choice of hotel.

Prices normal/standard room
Single starting from 56€
Double starting from 57€
+ Breakfast 14,50 € per person

Address
Röntgenstraße 5
60388 Frankfurt am Main

Website
https://hotel-amadeus-frankfurt.de/ 

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Day X+239-241 – Rainy weekend


21.04.2017 – Day X+239
I woke up at 5am to get ready for my workout class, but with an aching throat and sneezing and a blocked nose, I had no choice but turn off the alarm and get back to bed and rather sleep and do my own slow and laid-back stretching and workout programme split up all over the day.

In the afternoon I then went to my boyfriend´s place, for a relaxed evening together and celebrating us being tired 😉


22.04.2017 – Day X+240
Couldn´t sleep long somehow, and I have no idea why, somehow my brain wasn´t tired enough to seep longer than until 9am. really weird, as sleep could nearly be considered my hobby.  Followed by a lazy breakfast and then getting back home, I was totally lazy by the time I had entered my flat, but still forced myself to get stuff done – the more I get done today, the fewer things I gotta do still tomorrow 😉

Especially since I really had to get my butt moving, since workout out clearly has come too short lately, I really have to admit this. But I am simply lacking the power and will…


23.04.2017 – Day X+241
I started the day with a short run – in between too rainy times, and was fighting against the cold wind that nearly killd my lung. It´s those moments or temperatures that make me notice that I will always have asthmatic problems…

Rest of the day was much about sports and such, gotta catch up what I didn´t do during the last week – otherwise I´ll be regretting it once I step onto my scale again…but it´s hard as the weather really makes sports impossible outside…

Otherwise…watching series, cleaning up, and preparing for tomorrow´s job interview…

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Always on Sunday (39)


To be honest, this introduction text really becomes harder and harder each and every time I am supposed to writing it, simply because the content just comes right underneath and I suck at small talk (written and spoken, to be honest) ^^


// Done //
– 2 job interviews
– Application writing
– Trying to reach my daily goal
– Feeling worn out and partially really sick with

// Eaten //
– Tuna steak, self grilled for the very first time
– Too much meat to be honest, I really need to cut it down again – but my bbq grill invites me to eat so much of it
– Greek food again at the restaurant
– Rests of my self-baked bread

// Bought //
– Food, drink
– An ironing board
– Booked a cooking course for my boyfriend and me

// Listened to //
– Faey
– Apocalyptica
– Gus G

// Watched //
– “Türkisch für Anfänger”
– A German series that is about a German family and a Turkish family becoming a patchwork family and all the troubles that come with it – all made in a funny and humorous way with a tad of exaggeration
– No idea how it´s called, but it´s a Netflix series on Nature in the Americas – pretty cool pictures and interesting stuff, but in case you are not into insects, you are so gonna enjoy some of the scenes sooo much. Not.
YouTube videos on sewing and how to sew certain materials…

// Read //
An article on how to clean up our life – well, basically also covering the wardrobe and everything, and it´s something I also need to learn. Because I tend to do more than just one “project” a day and then things become just stressful and not freeing and relievng again…

// Played //
– “Codenames”
– a card game where it´ all about guessing the right words that are being laid out on the table, described by the other person with just one word – crappy description, if you wanna know more and more in detail, have a look *here*
– “Catherine” – it´s a video platform puzzler game – and to be honest I am totally too lazy to describe the whole, all I will say that I suck at playing with a console, but I need a while until I can really do that well – anyways, read more *here*

// Thought //
Which things I could be doing in my free time, as I am always on the look and search for new things to try out and find crazy people joining me. So this is kinda what I spent a lot of time on, and my list of possible things to do over the time grows and grows, and that´s kinda nice – just sucks I need money for that all ^^

// Happy about //
Having had a tiny little weightloss – it´s better than nothing. A tiny little spark of hope that it is going a step forward maybe.

// Angry about //
Companies that promise you to come back to you after a certain amount of time and then either need x-times as long as promised without notice, or never come back to you at all. I remember that one company where I spent like 3h of job interview (2 interviews in total) and never heard back from them even though they were so looking for a new project manager. These things are the ones that make me so freaking angry. Who do they think they are? Superior? Fuck I hate this ignorance, they are no damn better than someone who is JUST unemployed and looking for a job.

// Wished for //
Good news. In regards of a job. A second invite for a job interview is not enough anymore to make me happy, as I just wait for things to blow up after this second talk. And then I would get the no anyways after having invested even more hopes and time and power into the whole.

// Dreamt about //
About moving to a lonely island, where you only get to by boat and are the only ones living on there, have tons of nature, can grow your own food, keep your animals and everything…probably describes how I feel about humans at times xD

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Series: Grand Designs

As my boyfriend and I are always on the hung for series to watch on Netflix, we also came across this one and – jokingly at first – started watching a first episode, but then kinda enjoyed it enough to keep watching all that you were able to watch on netflix.

Spoiler: not all episodes that actually exist are on there, but who knows, maybe they´ll be adding more with the time.

But now, let´s di into the content!

Episodes generally follow a regular format, with small variations depending on the progress of the build. At the beginning of an episode, McCloud meets the clients embarking on the project; he visits the site with them, and discusses the plans for the building. A computer visualisation or computer-aided design view of the intended project is shown.

And often already then you can notice that the ideas of house design are really big and vibrant, crazy and innovative – and the knowledge about what these ideas might cost them in the end are rather badly guessed. Already then I had quite a few laughs usually, because I would never choose approaches how many of those people do, but hey, I also haven´t decided on building a house (yet).

Once ground work commences, he visits the site periodically, following the build progress, noting any changes, hitches or delays; the build frequently runs over budget and completes later than scheduled.

And actually it is pretty much fun to guess how much of a delay they will be having or how much they get ove rtheir budget – I know it´s a cruel thing to do, but it´s just too inviting to not do this. Especially when they start killing their budget already during the first two months of building but are not willing to cut down on other parts of the house, it´s time for yet anotehr session of laughing an shaking your head – but it remains really entertaining throughout the whole process.

He visits again once the building is then made watertight, and the first and second fixes have commenced. He makes a final visit to the site in its finished or near-finished state, once the occupants have moved in. A tour of the house is then given; McCloud brings the episode to a close summarising the house, its construction, and his opinions.

And sometimes these visit open up surprising not-reached goals, issues and other things a normal watcher can laugh about, as their planning had been too astronomically wrong – especially when people themselves want to be the planner or project manager on site, though they never even had been doing anything close to such a job before.

Most, or nearly close to all of the shown projects, aka houses, are finished and shown as finished pieces of art (looking at the contruction material you mostly can either love it or hate it, being in between is pretty hard as they usually aren´t showing houses made of average materials). And then the results are pretty jaw-dropping, and kinda make you want such a house as well…

Therefore: if you are into watching people overestimating their skills, struggle, but in the end manage to build their house or want inspiration for your own house and enjoy architecture – go and check it out on Netflix!

 

Sources for quotes and header-image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Designs

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Day X+236-238 – Interviews and April´s weather

18.04.2017 – Day X+236
A full day with my boyfriend, with playing card games, video games, laughing, being lazy and simply enjoying the time when both of us are actually relaxed. And in the evening we wanted to go out for dinner, but the restaurant we had picked was closing early – at least we noticed in last second when we wanted to start going there. In the end we ended up at our fave Greek restaurant again – and it was so tasty again…in the evening then my throat started aching, and I really hope it´s just been caused by not drinking enough today…


19.04.2017 – Day X+237
A day that ran by and was busy as hell – Got up, breakfast, quick shower, getting ready for job interview, bus rides to the company, an hour of job interview, then rides back. 20min at home before going to physiotherapy where I need an hour there and an hour back, and the half an hour of therapy, then food shopping and then home. And then it was already 8pm and the day over. Quick dinner, and relaxing hot bath before dropping into bed to be in shape for another job interview tomorrow.


20.04.2017 – Day X+238
Woke up at 8ish in the morning and couldn´t fall asleep anymore so I did read a few pages before slowly getting ready for my job interview at around lunch time – and so far this job really belongs to those jobs where I would really LOVE to get the job a 100% but I am keeping my hopes down to not be disappointed in the end as I had been in the past already.  Afterwards quickly made a trip to the post office to send out a parcel, and in the evening then went to pick up two parcels from the dhl parcel station…at least they brought it there, and as I still had to fill my steps count anyways…but in general I am really feeling worn out and am pretty much tired for most times…maybe it is just the weather driving me insane, but we will see…

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Day X+232-235 – Rainy Easter


14.04.2017 – Day X+232
So yesterday I spent a part of the night sewing, and today I rather got up late and felt lazy because …reasons 😉 But I did do quite a share of cleaning and some more sewing preparations for my next project, and all this daily business…including waiting for good weather to actually get my daily 11.000 Steps done which lately has become a challenge due to the weather… but there is always series and food, you know ;))


15.04.2017 – Day X+233
Rainy day oh rainy day…i hate it, because it makes it so tough for me to really fulfill my daily step goal…but as I had to hop into the grocery store and to the post box anyways, I combined one of the few not-wet times of the day – always worried that it might start raining cats and dogs any moment again. But I was lucky. But then at the store it rained coffee when some idiot ran into me and poured his hot coffee over me. But anyways, the day was full of ups and downs, but the late afternoon and evening was really lovely – amazing food, and the second part of “Alice in Wonderland” on DVD – and once not counting WeightWatchers points for the evening…felt good.


16.04.2017 – Day X+234
I woke up and had plans…and all of a sudden time started to rush by and before I noticed it was evening again – and I didn´t do many of the things I had planned to do. Simply because house scores and needing to go for walks to reach my 11.000 steps a day ate most of the time, and in the end I didn´t even touch the sewing machine but just finished transferring the shape of a dress onto paper…in the evening I then noticed that I didn´t have any bread and decided to “quickly” bake some bread and in the meantime did the rest of my workout programme for the day.


17.04.2017 – Day X+235
Got up, and it was lunchtime already because I simply enjoy sleeping so much – at like 9am I was fit but just wanted to relax a few more minutes in bed and then it was 12 all of a sudden…and then rushed to get house scores done and pack for my time at my boyfriend´s place…oh and I did the mistake to check my weight and that really got me frustrated because I have no idea what I am doing wrong that I simply don´t get any weight down…

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Always on Sunday (38)

This Sunday has somehow passed by so quickly that I couldn´t even figure it out because…man where did the day go? I was busy and tired at the same time, that I started the blog entry at lunch time – and didn´t get it all done until just now. Between walks, and sports and everything, time slipped through my fingers 😉


// Done //
– Job interview and writing applications, as well as coordinating coming job interviews
– Working out and trying to really get back on track with Weight Watchers and getting my body into a proper shape – and that´s harder than I thought somehow
– Baking bread and banana bread
– Received my electric mini grill and did a first little barbecue in my kitchen with marinated meat nd fell in love with it
– Sewing – finally again and it feels goot to be back on it!
– A lot of walks, no matter if rainy or not

// Eaten //
– Banana bread, selfmade – same for self-baked normal bread
– Casserole and even normal pasta
– Probably too much meat
– CHocolate ice cream, oh how I missed it

// Bought //
– Nothing special, just the usual stuff one needs for surviving 😉

// Listened to //
– Gus G and James Paul Luna playing an acoustic set
– Faey
-Versengold

// Watched //
– Shameless
– I finished off this series as only the first 5 seasons of it are freely available on Amazon Prime – and now I am desperate because I really got used to watching it every day and seriously got hooked on it and then booom, two seasons remaining, but I would need to pay for it…damnit!
– Die Kochprofis – always makes me shudder and shake my head and at the same time wonder if I should probably open a restaurant or similar, because I could top the level presented there. What is actually a pity is, that one of the chefs that has been there for ages left the show and now is replaced by changing other great chefs…it is like an essential part is gone missing, feels weird somehow. But let´s see how things will be developing over time.

// Read //
Already earlier on I had read an article about the restoration of the “Tomb of Christ” with its church around and even though I am totally not religious or anything, I find it kinda fascinating. The building itself, and the believe that Jesus would be buried down there…okay, I have a smirk on my face when I even wrte this because I don´t even think this is the place, but that´s just un-religious me. Furthermore I don´t even think it brings you closer to God if you kneel down in front of some tomb where he is believed to be buried. Anyways, that´s not really why I am writing about this, but it seems like during the restoration, they are facing some problems and even there is the risk of it all falling into pieces as it is built on not so stable grounds, read about it **here**

// Played //
Planet Coaster again, it is like my substitute for not being able to hop onto rollercoasters again unless I wanna risk my neck and shoulders being all fucked up again…at least I think that this is the reason why I am partially playing so much with this game…

// Thought //
That I really need to expand my job search more onto the surrounding cities as well, no matter how much I enjoy Hamburg and its people, I have to find a job and either communte or find a different solution. But I really need and want a damned job, it´s more and more getting me frustrated and permanently upset. And this is not how I want to be, and probably also not how the people around me want me to be.

// Happy about //
Having my anti-allergic pills, because without them I´d have to lock myself up in m apartment, not go outside and not even open the windows…I am really happy that my skin-doctor didn´t have any problems in giving me a new pack of those pills back then, they really save me even though I still do have my problems with itchy eyes and such, but I can handle that without a problem.

// Angry about //
The fact that my flexibility work is stagnating, no improvements to be see at all and this just drives me nuts as I am doing it more or less 5 days a week for 40-50minutes each time. At the start a lot of progress was visible immediately but now…nothing. It rather feels like I am doing steps backwards and I have no idea why.

// Wished for //
Proper sunny spring weather to be back, but maybe without all the pollen shit because…allergies. But april weather really kills my nerves, going for walks has become nearly impossible because you never know if you will get soaked the next second…this is no fun anymore, especially because I have to get my steps done and need good weather. So yeah, good weather and the usual like no allergies, a job and such…

// Dreamt about //
Nothing in particular, odd dreams, stuff I can hardly remember when waking up…maybe it is better that way – and I really think it is if my brain leaves me alone 😉

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Sewing: Short Dress

Size: XL (longer than initial pattern)
Fabrics: Summerfleece (Dresowka.pl)
Pattern: Tunic / Schneidern-Nähen
Instructions: Written & with pictures
Time needed: ~6.5 hours

Well, we all have these projects that start as one thing and end up as something else – at least that´s become nothing uncommon for me when sewing, and this short dress clearly is fitting into this category.

I started off with making the initial pattern longer, because I wanted to have it at a comfy length. All good and fine, started cutting the pieces and putting them together as they were supposed and when trying it on for the first time I wondered who on earth ever could have such tiny thin arms as the pattern insisted. That clearly was not possible at all, and as I lost my nerves I kinda ditched the project for quite a while unfortunately.

Then searched for ways how to make it wider, and all the cutting, applying, sewing one more thing it really did cost me quite some time and will, but all of a sudden things went really smooth, and within two hours I managed to add the widening parts and finish it all off.

And then I looked at the mirror and was like “fuck, I look like…a ghost. Just in black. And fat and…” – so I had to sew a little belt to match my little dress (bye bye tunic, you looked like shit) and you have no idea how happy I was when this finally was all done!

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