Sunday in Lüneburg

Today started with sunshine and spring in the air, so the dog and I took a morning walk through the park, admiring the wood anemones.

Since the pandemic began life has become a bit monotonous. Most days I am communiting between our home, the foodstores and the job in Hamburg. On workdays I walk the dog around the neighborhood, at the weekends we explore the parks and woods nearby.

Today I felt for seing people and celebrating spring with a big icecream and SH, my partner, and I set off to some of our favorite places in Lüneburg. There are some magnificent magnolia trees in the yard of the old townhall and we were happy to see that they are in full bloom. Just a few meters away is the courtyard of the library and the entrance to the children’s library. That was my favorite place while growing up, each book a promise of adventures …

From there it is not far to walk to the “Stint”, as the streets around the river Ilmenau are called. There you will find most of Lüneburg’s night life, but it is also lovely to sit in one of the many outdoor cafés and restaurants. However, most of the are closed now, but it is allowed to sell food and drinks to take away. As you can see, that’s what a lot of people do, and even though we are wearing masks most of the time and cannot enjoy meals in restaurants it is still possible to have a good time.

We did have an icecream – white chocolate with cranberries and yoghurt with sallow thorn (Sanddorn – I hope my dictionary is reliable 🙂 ). It was so yummy that I forgot to take a photo.

All that walking left us hungry and guess what we are having tonight. We do have to support our local restaurants during the pandemic, don’t we?

Evening Mood

Now and then during this pandemic we miss going to a café or restaurant. Therefore we took the car, bought a coffee and some cake at a bakery and drove to the harbour in Lauenburg. Sipping our coffee and enjoying a sweet bun we watched the sky change until it grew dark.

I’ll be back

“Hi Trina, where have you been? Haven’t heard from you in a long while.”

“Sorry, I don’t really know how to answer you. Fact is, didn’t really know what to talk about.”

“Life in North Germany is what this blog is about, isn’t it?”

“Yes, but my life has been very boring during the last years. Since my spouse, SH, got sick we have hardly been able to take any trips. With this pandemic on top we have more or less been stuck in the house.  There was nothing interesting to show you.”

“What about this lovely little town you moved to? Couldn’t you show us more of that? Or write about what is going on in your part of the world?”

“I guess I could. It is a lovely town and I still like taking walks.”

“So, no more excuses. Start writing again. Take photos! So what if they are not perfect. Take us on your walks, get personal, and let us know what is going on in your life.”

“Ok, I will revive this blog, but don’t expect too much. The next four weeks I am on sick leave and got plenty of time to think and write. Taking pictures will be difficult though.”

“Why?”

“Cut my hand while doing the dishes. Severed sinews and a nerve.”

“Left or right hand?”

“The right hand and yes I am right handed and typing this with the left hand.”

“OK, write short posts and show us some of your old pictures.”

“I will. Here is one I took the day before the accident. Not far from where I live there are big woods. There are wolves in the area too. Take care for now. I will be back soon!”