couple things

Here are some various things that are going on with us at the moment.

Little Bitty Peach PiesEdeka’s got nice white-fleshed nectarines from France in stock. I bought five of them, feeling nostalgic for France last month. Guess what? They were every bit as good. So I stopped eating them and the rest are going into some personal-sized pie pans I bought at Little Bitty Peach Pies cookmal! at the DEZ. What a neat store! I am sure that is going to be a dangerous place for me/us (like Pryde’s in Kansas City). Plus, they sell KitchenAid standmixers…now, if only our Siemens-branded Küchenmaschine would sputter and die…

the new clock

the new painting

In other longing-for-France news, we finally hung some stuff on our walls. We’d been planning this since having bought a painting and a cute clock at the Sunday market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue back at the beginning of our France trip. Odd thing though: we couldn’t, for the life of us, find our hammer (necessary for wall-mounting light stuff not requiring drill-in wall anchors). Fortunately the Real store is only about 7 minutes away by bike and they’re open until 20:00 on Saturdays. Else we’d have to wait until Monday when the stores are open to get our wall decorations up.

mid-pie And these photos were brought to you by some new gadgetry: Sarah’s new point-n-shoot camera and my new flash for the DSLR. I love my DSLR and trying new stuff out with it, but I don’t always love lugging it around with me. Samsung E55 Samsung E55This little number should be ideal for the sneaky snaps at the grocery store or capturing German Man Short-Shorts while out and about.

One last thing: give us your Southern-Spain travel stories. AirBerlin has published their fare specials for Spain up to and including summer 2010, and we’re thinking about a four of five day trip, with a flight into and out of Sevilla, sometime in the Spring – like March or April, but preferably not in the week leading up to Easter.

Early April Potpourri

A rare (lately, anyway) mid-week post!

Here are some random pictures from random stuff taken by me and Sarah while we were actually doing other stuff:

Dramatic CloudsChokellaAll you can eat!Yes We Can (Move Your Stuff)I got these groceries for a song!

We’re thinking about a fairly cheap but decent quality P&S camera for less than 100€. I’d prefer something with compact flash or SD memory cards and powered by AA-cells (ideally rechargeable NiMH ones) would be ideal. Any recommendations?

And, to take us outta here, check out this cat stalking this other cat, courtesy of icanhascheezburger.com: