Friday, December 31, 2010

Heidelberg in the snow

Yesterday we went to Heidelberg. It was the first time for me to see it with snow and it was very beautiful.

Not so many tourists were there...

We went to Vetter brewery. It has famous beer with the highes "Stammwürze" 33% !!!
And it tasted very rich and delicious.

Leberknödelsuppe (liverdumpling-soup)

And here a funny phrase on the wall... meaing "don't spend all your money for drinking, rather buy beer for it!"

Schweinehaxe with beer-sauce ^^

And here are some scenic spots of Heidelberg...

later we went up to the castle...

the big barrel in the castle.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry X-mas

First of all, sorry for not updating here so long, but before the holidays, my life was so busy. We all caught a cold, I had a water damage in my appartement and this time I needed to write about 120 X-mas cards and I still did not manage to write everybody. What a year !!! It was busy, exciting and full of new experiences for us all... we went to Singapore, moved from north to south of Japan and so much more... Looking back, it feels that it was 5 years instead of just one...
O.k but enough of this... right now we enjoy a wonderful X-mas at my father's place... so let me tell you all about our stay.
When we started from Fukuoka and took the plane to Tokyo we had a wonderful view of Mt.Fuji.

At home at my father's place the beautiful X-mas decoration, my Mom made in my childhood's days welcomed us. I will never forget when she made those pics and hang them up every December. Without them I can never get in the X-mas feeling.


While I prepared the X-mas dinner... mostly salads with fish, eel, caviar and the crab-cocktailsalad, my Mom always made.


and YES !!! We really have a white X-mas this year !!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2011 Year of the rabbit

Due to the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 is the year of the rabbit. Right now there are NewYear cards on sale everywhere over here and I love all those colorful and playful designs. In the last days I tried my own version of rabbits and it was a lot of fun.

These here are not for sale, but I can do further commissions. Please contact me, if you are interested to have your own year of the rabbit painting. 

The size of those 3 is about B-5.