Weekly Smile 37 #weeklysmile

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

A big smile from me, everyone! It has been sunny this week in Bavaria and we’re really enjoying it. It was the first week for schools and so nice to hear children in the morning, waiting for each other on their bikes to go to school. We’re also spending a lot of times in our garden. Here are some of our flowers.

Our grapes may be ready in a couple of weeks.

Not a lot of apples this year, and they’re quite small. Still, we’re grateful to have them 🙂

Our niece from the Philippines came to see us last night. I cooked adobo, rice and pancit, followed by summer fruit and ice-cream. It was nice to see her again. She’s attending a Doctors’ Conference for a week. Have a safe trip back to the Philippines, our beautiful niece!

What made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 37 #weeklysmile, Three Things Thursday, To Market, To Market – Echoes of my neighbourhood, FFF252 – DIEFFENBACHIA


Hindustan Organic Garden

Part of our trip to Thekkady was a visit to Hindustan Organic Garden where we had a half an hour tour of their garden. The garden was full of spices and herbs. Great opportunity to learn more about plants and their power. Friendly guide explained everything, starting from names and description of each specie to its utilisation. We even tasted some herbs and chocolates.

For: August’s theme is Open Gardens, or a Flower Show, Three Things Thursday: August 18, 2016, Visit to RAK – Ras Al Khaimah – Echoes of my neighbourhood, FFF248 – HEBE ‘BLUE GEM’

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My Weekly Smile in the Neighbourhood

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. It has been raining here for quite some time and quite cold, but never mind. I’m sure the flowers in the garden need some water.

Not to mention, some herbs, our grape and apple trees

And the bees and butterflies who come and visit our flowers


Which reminds me, we’ve got an insect hotel for the little ones


And last weekend, it was children summer fest at the park

What made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile #28 #weeklysmile, Three Things Thursday: July 14, 2016, City Walk – Echoes of my neighbourhood 27, Thankful Thursday: My Job, FFF243 – SPEAR THISTLE