Trina's North Germany

A glimpse into an ordinary German life


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A new look

I have had this blog for about a year now. After finishing the 1 day – 1 world project I feel it is about time to go back to what I originally had intended with this blog: taking you with me on our Sunday trips exploring the area, sharing my thoughts on life in North Germany and some of my memories , talk about daily life, customs and traditions.

Now and then, when I have plenty of leisure, I like to participate in writing prompts. And since it also happens that I am empty of ideas of what to tell you about North Germany I will once in a while show you some impressions of Norway.

Sharing my life with a Norwegian I have been spending most of my vacations in that lovely country and consider it  a second home.  It is the place I like to be when I need to charge my batteries.

When there is something changing within me, I usually change my look: different style of clothes, a new haircut, more make-up or none at all. I felt it would be nice to do this with my blog, and hope the results are pleasing to the eye.

 


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11:00 pm to 12:00 pm: Kartoffelfest in Hohenlockstedt

There are potatoes grown all around Hohenlockstedt and 2 weeks ago we celebrated the annual potato festival. At 11.15 the parade passed our house:

Karteffelfest 3bKartoffelfest 1

I made these photos having  with the one day – one world challenge in mind. It was a pleasure to participate, even though I did not manage to cover every hour. I enjoyed reading all the different posts from all over the globe and discovered many interesting blogs which I am sure to visit again.


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1 day 1 world project : double feature

I have been very, very busy both with my job and various other matters and have neglected my blogs. I even missed writing about what I did at 4 pm on the last Saturday in May.

 

Our sidewalk ends at the tree, but there are 2 more sidewalks, as we have a corner prpertyAs I have mentioned before, Saturday is my day for doing all the chores both in and outside the house. On that particular Saturday I cleaned the sidewalk in our street. In our community it is a rule that every houseowner is responsible for keeping both the sidewalk and the gutter outside one’s house clean. It is not a nice job to do, cars passing by close to you, whirling up sand. It was around 4 pm that I was finished with that job and  felt I had done enough for the day. I took a shower and sat down on the terrace reading

Our sidewalk ends at the tree, but there is another long sidewalk to clean as we have a corner property. Saturday, 7th of June, 5 pm.

Saturday, 7th of June, 5 pm. 

Now, last Saturday was different.  I spent that day in Lüneburg, the town I grew up in. My son who had passed an exam just the day before invited both me and his grandmother for a late lunch and we spent some nice hours in a shady garden restaurant. It was shortly before 5 pm when we started walking back to my parent’s home.We passed the old townhall just 3 minutes before 5 pm and carried on through   the pedestrian zone which was still very busy.  Shortly after 5 we passed a place, called ‘Am Sande’, where you can see some of the  olthe gables Lüneburg is famous for. They date back from the 14th to 16th century.

We passed some very idyllic looking old streets and the Michaeliskirche. You can see it’s tower on the foto. My parents were married in that church  and both my brother and I were christened and confirmed there.

Lüneburg - old townhall

 

Lüneburg - Shopping on Saturday afternoon

 

Lüneburg - Am Sande

Typical street in the old part of Lüneburg

Michaeliskirche in Lüneburg

I am sorry about the fotos being a bit crooked. I am from one of these families that don’t take fotos. My son was teasing me all the time for being such a “paparazzi” and at the same time my handbag kept sliding off my shoulder and the dog was pulling on its leash.

1 Day 1 World Project: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm