Saturday, 3rd of May, 12 pm

One day, one world project, hosted by Northwest Frame of Mind 


It was exactly 12 pm when the local voluntary fire brigade started testing their  sirens. They always do it at precisely 12 pm on a Saturday.  I was just putting on my left sock.

“What a trivial thing to do, when I promised to post what I was doing at this time of the day”, I thought. I was in a rush to get ready, as we had planned to  leave before 12.00 pm to visit an aunt of mine living on the other side of Schleswig-Holstein. Instead, at 12.00 pm,  my hair was still wet from the shower and I needed to get dressed.

I managed to be ready at 12.20 and on the way to the car I noticed that the big chestnut trees in our and the neighbours garden are getting leaves. They are the kind that produce sweet chestnuts,and  rare in North Germany, There were clouds forming above us and wind coming up and I was glad to get into the car.

Chestnut tree in our and the neighbour's front garden on a stormy May day
Chestnut tree in our and the neighbour’s front garden on a stormy May day