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  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
  • A (very) sunny day in London. Seeing a seal in the Thames, right under the Tower Bridge. Walking through St. James's Park, eating ice-cream. Taking a beautiful picture of Laura in Covent Garden. Finally getting out of the underground. A tiny rainbow reflection in the sky over Greenwich.
  • Playing badminton in the evening with Frank. Sitting by the river, making new friends (duckies).
  • Micha. Meeting in Thalkirchen after I had just seen a half dead mouse. Walking along the river, finding a nice spot across from the zoo with a bunch of musical hippies playing the drums on the other bank. We got drunk on Toro Loco and Grasovka in ice hockey cups until he kissed me in the middle of a sentence. It took quite a while until I noticed I was just kissing my first man with a tongue piercing. At some point I re-erected a knocked over portable toilet (does drunk me have superhuman powers?) and we walked to the subway together. Such a gentle weirdo.
  • Making breakfast for someone other than me. Sharing an apple. Eating out of the same bowl.
  • IKEA has veggie hot dogs now. Excellent. I also got a new cutting board. And that's ALL I got. I'm virtually patting myself on the shoulder right now.
  • Christoph and Lauren's wedding was pretty chill. We squeezed into a car, went up a very steep hill to attend the ceremony and spent the rest of the day around a camp fire drinking gin and tonics or dancing to very bad music. I loved getting to know Michael's boyfriend of 4 years. I always received gay vibes from him... good to know that my gaydar isn't broken.
  • Taking polaroid pictures in the beautiful afternoon light. I also loved Christian's outtakes of the theme music quiz. One of them honestly looks as if I'd just won a beauty pageant - we have a host, two ladies with jealous side glances and me, all excited, open mouth, in front of the mic, waiting for her tiara...
  • Spending a few hours in my mum's garden. Doing dangerous yoga exercises in the grass. Walking barefoot. Marveling at the lush roses everywhere. Watching a blackbird taking a bath under the cherry tree. Very entertaining.
  • I want to learn Spanish and this video gives me hope - apparently I can heavily rely on my French vocabulary.
  • Why the men I like usually look the same.
  • Hanging out with Martina, Tobi and Diego the dog at the Thalkirchen campsite. Watching the rafts go by (horrible music), driving them home with their car right before the apocalyptic thunderstorm.
  • The perfect dessert: berries or peaches with fresh cream. The perfect dinner: Truffle pasta.
  • The concept of eclecticism.
  • Spending the afternoon with Franzi at Maria Einsiedel. Meeting baby Elise for the first time. Hopping into the Eiskanal, turning my body into a freezer for five minutes. Eating tiny lemon ice-cream and galia melon.
  • Meeting Catrin and Andreas at Brillengalerie in Altheim. Really good cappuccino (he's an optician AND a latte artist). I loved trying on those gorgeous glasses and talking to Catrin about the Latte Art championships and rude customers.
  • Our trip to the Bavarian Forest to make a cake tree for the wedding. We visited Lena's uncle who turned a tree trunk into a three-tiered cake stand with his chainsaw. We helped. I really want to get a chainsaw license now.
  • Once again: roses. They are incredibly lush this year. I don't know why exactly but climate change seems to have one tiny upside.
  • Drawing. Portrait practice. Filling my sketchbook from idee. Polychromos coloured pencils.
  • Using Instagram's story feature for the first time. I love editing pictures and adding gifs and colours. Immature and tacky but fun.
  • Looking trough old analogue pictures. Finding lots of my dad looking like the perfect Millennial. 90s fashion really IS back. I still loathe fanny packs though.
  • I found someone who's coming to India with me!! I'm going to travel with Bibi this summer. So excited!
  • Unfortunately: the Solitaire app on my phone. Unhealthy obsession. You know you've got a problem when you're getting REALLY good...
  • The smell of dill pickles reminds evokes vivid memories of my grandma. She used to make them herself, in heavy stoneware next to the wash room in the cellar.
  • Spending the evening with Bibi at Kulturdachgarten (having Ginger Spritz as a sundowner in the late afternoon sun), eating Israeli mezze at NANA in Haidhausen and seeing Rocketman at Rio cinema. My colleague works there so we got discount tickets and free ice-cream. Taron Egerton is a fabulous actor. If I had to describe the film in one word it'd be flamboyant. Also, I'd have loved to be the costume designer for this.
  • Iglo veggie love frozen meals. With Hela curry ketchup. Nom.
  • Extremely cute new rockery plants (who will have to do with regular potting soil I'm afraid).
  • Meeting Andre at Thalkirchen. Spending the evening on an Isar gravel bank, drinking the beer Martina brought from Croatia. Joining the... eh, what's the Mile High Club for people who prefer water to air travel? Catching the last train home. Taking dinky photobooth pictures because we still had ten minutes to spare. That fake photo strip makes me happy instantly whenever I look at it.
  • Getting better at asking for what I want.
  • The character Moe in the Netflix series Trinkets. To me, she's so much more attractive than Tabitha. And I love her attitude. And her hookup in episode seven. What a pretty man.
  • Manu making me realise how much I look like my dad. "At least jawwise!"
  • Spending the evening with Tom. Pre-theatre Spritz, Melancholia at Kammerspiele, Isar-beer near M├╝llersches Volksbad. Talking about our insights and issues.
  • It's fascinating to see the lupin in front of my balcony door open it's blossoms gradually from bottom to top. This plant has such an interesting structure and geometry.
  • Salad season. Somehow I only like salads in the summer but then I eat them passionately. With strawberries, Black Forest tofu, peaches, blueberries, mangoes, olives. Those nice, firm Roma tomatoes you only get during the summer months. I made a huge bowl of Tabouleh the other day and had it for breakfast, lunch an dinner.
  • Going home in the morning, smelling of another person.
  • Booking flights to India. 5 weeks. I've never been gone for so long and then I chose India of all places... I feel a mild panic attack coming but I'm also super excited.
  • Artificial cherry flavour.
  • A day trip with Lexi. She brought crisps and a fun Mexican dice game which we played on the train. Spending the whole afternoon soaking in the warm water at Therme Bad Aibling. Discovering the amazing acoustics in the various domes. Making a new duckie friend. Weird mirror selfies with hairdryers. Dinner at a Bavarian restaurant in Rosenheim. Teaching le Sash some obscure Bavarian words.
  • The word obscure, come to think of it. Uncanny is a close second.
  • Jupiter being so bright in the night sky. I always notice it first as soon as it's dark.
  • Librarians are secretly the funnest people alive.
  • So many things, really. I'm feeling quite happy at the moment. My only problem is that I keep gaining weight. Somehow enjoying myself is adverse to the strict regime I need in order to stay perfectly healthy.
  • Random things: Schweppes Fruity citrus and orange lemonade. Tomato sandwiches with fresh basil on olive ciabatta. That squirrel running over the garage roof in the morning. Dreaming of ferry rides through US rivers. And intercourse with a panther. The Garner Ambre Soleil natural bronzer spray with coconut oil. Nice colour, good smell, minimal chipmunk effect. And of course me regular Garnier sun oil. It's the bottled essence of summer.
  • Filling in for someone in the Natural 20s pub quiz team. Being invited to a pen and paper round with feline characters only. Meeting Sophia who, I realised later, played Rosencrantz (or Guildenstern?) at Entity Theatre's production of Hamlet last year.
  • My complete and utter obsession with Phil Collins' version of You Can't Hurry Love. I think it's going to be my next karaoke song.
  • A desire and drive to be creative. Making collages out of dried leftover paint. Drawing on the window panes. Getting out gouache, pastel chalks, oil pastels, those weird 3-in-1 coloured pencils which create such a nice texture. Drawing first thing in the morning. Spending hours drawing owls for the coffee roasters. Using coloured pencils to draw portraits of all the cool girls of Instagram.
  • Oh, speaking of art. I don't want to jinx it but I might get the chance to write a book soon! I met an editor who works at a publishing house for lifestyle books and needs someone to make a book about portrait drawing/painting for her. So. Excited. They're also looking for a trainee in the graphic design department. I really hope I get to collaborate with them in one way or another.
  • Cute summer outfits. Good colour combinations. Accessorizing. Wearing pretty clothes with a creative twist. Actually putting some thought into putting together an outfit can be a lot of fun. After all it's just another way of making a collage.
  • Polarized sunglasses providing me with the bluest skies and rainbow-tinted tram windows.
  • The Croatian man who sat down next to a visibly pregnant Bavarian woman on the subway and started telling her about his daughter Persephone and the abduction myth connected with her. I keep reading and hearing about Demeter and Persephone lately, for example about Baubo and the vulva presentations / Demeter worship.
  • Carmen Rohrbach's Unterwegs sein ist mein Leben. I was very impressed by how much she has seen and experienced. How much she knows about nature and animals. I mean, she's a biologist, too. Reading this book made my days a little more special because it gave me a sense of how much more there is to discover on this planet.
  • Eating vegan ice-cream (pumpkin seed and ginger-turmeric) with Micha. Sitting on the balustrade in front of the Art Academy. Staring into these insanely pretty blue eyes all the time. Looking for the toilets, roaming through the hallways. I love the architecture of that building.
  • A ladybug escaping the subway train through an open door. Freedom!
  • I love how the characters resemble each other so much in the different generations in the TV-series Dark. Uncanny. And they feature very nice colour contrasts, too. I guess I like their production designer / cinematographer.
  • Late-night Isar strolls. Drinking red wine, lying down, watching the stars surrounded by fireflies! (which are quite rare where I live so I was lucky - the strangest thing is that I had drawn a firefly into my sketchbook earlier that day, feels like I manifested it)
  • Tollwood gin and tonics, forgetting to go home, ending up in a gay club at 3am. Nice Thursday.
  • Making up for the lack of sleep on Friday afternoon. Waking up late. Releasing my inner Julia Child at 2am by making sushi rolls, taboul├ę and Bergsteigerbrot, something like super tasty vegan granola bars with lots of nuts and honey.
  • A little bike tour with Frank along the river. Pseudo-meditating on a log, eating some snacks I brought. Floating with the current. His alliterations ("further fodder for future followers").
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