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?