Officials say, winter is over

According to German meteorologists, winter is officially over and I can’t help but agree. Today it’s 13 degrees Celcius, the sky is blue and the sun is shining. Heaters are off. On the weekend it was so pleasant, warm and sunny that we went off for a wander in our nearby forest.

Here’s a peek of what it was like:

Forest adventures

Forest adventures

I mentioned us joining a gym last week but we were so busy during the week that we only got a chance on Sunday so we headed over there with our gym gear, signed up and did our first session. It was a good feeling to get active and do something for my fitness. Also the gym has a water bar that’s included in the membership with berry-flavoured drinks that you can have still or sparkling as well as still and sparkling water. We are also thinking of signing on for the Krav Maga course. If you’ve seen How I Met Your Mother then you’ll definitely know what this is! Israeli Military Self Defence. You have to pay extra for this because it’s taught by a specialist from outside the gym but it may be well worth it.

Let’s hope the sun keeps on shining for a long time and that winter really is over. Hope it’s clear skies and lovely weather wherever in the world you are too!

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New Year, New Challenges

New years are always about new beginnings, and for the first time in my life I am joining a gym! This sounds like a typical resolution but for me it isn’t. First of all, I am not joining the thousands who join up in January all gung-ho about losing weight and getting fit and then giving up in about March.

I am joining with Michael this week and we will go every second day. I know we can keep it up because Michael is a long-time gym-goer and always did that, and now that we will be going together, we can motivate each other more.

Also, I have goals to get fitter in general and to get ready for next years wedding.

Speaking of which, we have possibly decided on a colour scheme: Purple, Green and Grey (and of course by default, white). The list of invitees is also in progress but it’s tricky with so much family and so many friends spread out all over the world!

Here is some wedding inspiration:

White poppies

I think I have discovered my favourite flower (or one of): White poppies

Lanterns are lovely!

Lanterns are lovely!

Grey, white and yellow decor

Grey, white and yellow decor

Grey, white and yellow decor

Grey, white and yellow decor again

That’s my weekly update for now…I will report on our progress but in the meantime I have to write a thesis! At least the weather is looking up…we’ve got 11 degrees Celcius today! Have a great week!