I don't think i've ever taken a break this long before, and trust me, i never wanted to.
But recently a few people have let me know that they miss the blog, and that's really nice to hear.
And i am one of them! Although i miss posting more than reading. You know what i mean.
So the reason i haven't updated here in so long is pretty simple; no internet.
I have internet on my phone, but i've never been much of an iphone blogger, and using my phone for wifi is also expensive.
That hopefully explains the lack of email replies too, i hope. I don't really have time.
I hope some of you are following me on twitter and instagram at least, cause those are the only two things i update daily!
Damn, i honestly don't know where to start...
You know when you're in love and everything is just weird, and dreamlike?
The first couple of weeks here were like that.
I didn't even notice all the construction crap lying around, or the fact that everything was in boxes and my clothes were covered in paint.
Those first weeks were just so intense, and i was a little sad when the feeling slowly went away and got replaced by... everyday life?
But not quite, you know. I don't think our lives will ever be normal again. At least i hope they won't.
Although we're not going to Bauhaus at least twice a week like we used to (bad example maybe, as Allan is there right now), we're still up to our necks in renovations, and trying to run a half finished shop at the same time.
It's tough, and it's fun.
I am very proud of us for nearly finishing renovating a whole house, and shop, all by ourselves in just two months. If you could see the size of this place, and the amount of crap we have, you'd understand.
I've all but given up on trying to describe the last month and a half, so can we leave it at mostly magical with few average days in between? We go to the worlds best coffee place in the morning and have delicious coffee. It snows a lot, we walk the dog and go to flea markets. Allan tattoos a bit while i paint shelves or put up paintings. We spackle up walls or put up masking tape so we can paint. We find new ways to decorate, and we take on a million projects at a time. We rent movies at the 1 euro video store across the street and we go out to eat all the time, almost always bringing Lucifer with us, just because we can.
Oh, and we haven't had much alone time either lately. I believe we've had about 18 visitors since January 1st, but that's what happens when you move into a castle, and it's fine by me.
Life is very different here, and i am, honestly, happier than i've been in years.
Only sucky thing i can think of, besides the internet companies here being just beyond terrible, is that all the renovations did a number on my wrists and arms, and now i'm not allowed to work or lift heavy things... i cheat a bit, but don't tell the scary Chinese acupuncture lady that.
Seriously, the carpal tunnel thing does worry me, but hopefully it's fixable.
Ok, so i took a folder with 75 pictures of questionable quality and cut it down to somewhere around 60 (!), so don't forget to click the "read more" thingie.
Yeah, i hate the jump too, but i'm sure we can all agree that it's necessary in this case!
Sorry this isn't the eloquent, triumphant return to blogging that i'd been hoping for, i guess i'm not quite there yet.
Let's hope we get internet soon, so i don't have to delete the word "blogger" from all my online bios altogether.
Awful, but still worth it
Café in Schöneberg
Bedroom monster, before i got the right light bulbs
Arkonaplatz flea market, on a good day
A rare sunny day
Antiques and breakfast
Still getting used to the fact that i have a tub... i've only used it twice!
Ready for spring much?
Annoyed at Bauhaus
Bathroom sign, made by my mom, all the colors of the house on one ladder, leftover wallpaper, our coffee maker George, pre-wallpapered kitchen, Lucifer pooping in the yard...
Wallpaper in progress (that's like the one thing we don't do ourselves, good thing we found a wallpaper wizard... or, witch, i suppose)
December 31st and January 1st
When our stove finally arrived
More kitchen, plus our first home cooked meal in the house
Dessert with Martin and Christel at the best pasta restaurant i've ever been to
One of many DIY projects
Flea market finds
Office, a few weeks ago... things change so fast
Outside Double Eye, pretty much the best coffee in the world (but don't tell the guys at Sort Kaffe & Vinyl!)
Best flea market find ever
There's something lovely to look at everywhere
Present from Allan
My grandfather made this
Painting shelves in the basement
Always with us, here at a restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg
Trouble room, trouble floor
Great for sock skating, though!
These guys remove snow from our hof... why, i don't know, but i'm very grateful!
My mom and dad came to visit and that was pretty much the best thing ever, i was so happy and excited to show them our new home, and luckily they loved it here
We took them to a jazz club, where my dad played with the local blues band and crossed Berlin off his list
Poster wall, shop peek
Too expensive, too bad
Library, a different brown
Seriously, so good
Whoa, that was way too much, wasn't it? The pictures?
And way too random, but i think it had to be this way, for me to even get started again.
Apart from blogging, the only thing missing from my life is drawing, painting and sewing, but since we just got lamps put up in our future office/work room, maybe that'll happen soon too?
Oh, and i kinda miss dressing like not-a-hobo, and maybe wearing make-up once in a while, but i'm sure that'll happen eventually too.
Thanks for the patience, and for sticking around, i wish i could give you all a real life tour of the house, then you'd understand my absence for sure.
Maybe some day!