Share Your World – 2016 Week 31

What is your favourite part of the town/city you live in?  And what Country do you live? I live in Munich, Germany and I love it – the city, shops, people, mountains, parks, museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, etc. We can cycle in the summer and ski in the winter.

Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day? I’m really not keen of wearing either one, but if I have to choose, probably clown shoes.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? Over.

What do you do to make a living or during the day?  If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying? I’m a freelance English teacher/trainer so I can pick and choose when and where I teach, mostly in companies and language schools.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I was in the UK last week to visit my mother and brother and my brother’s kids. We had a great time bonding. My mother goes back to the Philippines in two weeks’ time.

Him Indoors and I fly to India tomorrow for HRH the son and his beautiful K’s wedding, Indian version. Looking forward to it!

 

For: Share Your World – 2016 Week 31

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Ten Things of Thankful 161 (Courage, courage) #10Thankful

Hello everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We had a quiet one and I’m very grateful for it. Just a cosy watching tv or dvds in the attic. Just me and Him Indoors. That’s my first thanks – to Him Indoors, who’s there with me through thick and thin.

Next – HRH the son and his beautiful bride and I’m going to see them this weekend. And then we all go to India for their wedding, the Indian version, with 500 guests.

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My beloved Mother, who still rocks at 79, and I’m visiting her in the UK this weekend before she flies back to the Philippines. Next year for her 80th birthday, all of us will be flying to the Philippines to celebrate it, probably on a Christmas time so we can all be able to take some holidays.

To my siblings, my sister and two brothers and their families – all my nieces and nephews, bless them all. I love them.

Very grateful for our health – well, sort of healthy-ish. We just have to enjoy and be active by cycling, swimming and walking, try to eat healthily and be positive.

Very grateful for the flowers in our garden.

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

And the bees and butterflies who come and visit our flowers

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

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

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Ten Things of Thankful 161 (Courage, courage) #10Thankful by Lizzi

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Happy Shark Awareness Day!

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Great fun to be under the sea
Swimming with the fish and algae
Clear azure sea is amazing
Such adventure this snorkelling

Coral reef is another world
It’s like being in a dream world
I can swim for hours, that’s the thing
Such adventure this snorkelling

Saw a school of fish and turtle
Swimming with them is so blissful
Such a wonderful life, floating
Such adventure this snorkelling

Great fun to be under the sea
Such adventure this snorkelling

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For: Shark Awareness Day

Fine Dining

Hi everyone. Last weekend, we celebrated our Pearl Anniversary and we had fine dining at Das Kranzbach. We dined for two nights and here are some of the luxuries in life that we’ve tasted. They were all exquisite!

These were our starters.

Our main meals.

Our desserts.

For: Tasty Thursdays: Chinese chicken salad, #MySundayPhoto – View From The Shard

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A Walk from Kranzbach to Elmau to Fernchensee Lake

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. Last Saturday, we walked from Kranzbach to Elmau Castle and then to Fernchensee Lake. As part of our Pearl Anniversary and Him Indoors’ birthday, we stayed at Das Kranzbach Hotel. This 4-star-superior hotel is located in beautiful forest countryside outside the village of Krün in the Bavarian Alps. This upscale spa retreat set in a 1915 country house with an annex is 16 km from Partnach Gorge and 15.9 km from Bavarian Zugspitze mountain railway. We were given a biggish room on the top floor of Mary Portman house. In the main house, the stylish rooms are furnished in a modern, Arts and Crafts style, and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Annex rooms add balconies and modern pine furnishings. Quirky treehouse and a 1915 gatehouse suites are also available.

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our view from our room (we were on the top floor of the main house)

The weather was lovely, so we decided to go for a walk. Because it was raining the day before, we thought it not a good idea to be walking up the mountains, so we opted for a flat walk. From the hotel we walked for half an hour to Elmau Castle Hotel. Built in the early 20th century, Elmau Castle is set in the Bavarian Alps by the Wettersteinwand mountain range. Elmau was originally a castle built in 1916 by philosopher Dr. Johannes Muller for his readers who wanted to enjoy nature, classical music and personal development. In many ways, the hotel continues to embrace the direction of Dr. Muller; there are concerts, world-renowned speakers and authors that frequent the hotel both as guests and lectures. The castle was destroyed by a fire in 2005 and rebuilt and expanded in 2007 by his grandson; the renovation was so detailed and meticulous that it is difficult to tell where the old ends and the new begins.

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We carried on walking until we reached Fernchensee Lake, 2 hours later. It was well worth it! The lake is located at an elevation of 1060 metres. Absolutely magnificent. Just pure natural beauty. They have a couple park benches to sit on and I think we took at least a half hour to just sit and enjoy it.

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On the way back, we witnessed the Salomon Ultratrail Event. Around 2,200 runners gathered on the base of the Zugspitze to experience a very special trailrun weekend around Germanys highest mountain together. Then it rained on our way back to Kranzbach.

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At the hotel, we swam, stayed in the jacuzzi to relax our aching muscles. Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : a Tale of 3 Churches, Share Your Posts! June 20, 2016 by Jacqueline and Our World: 20 June 2016

Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard

Summer Holiday – yay! My favourite season of the year, fun, sea, sand and sun! In the summertime, we usually have some fun – cycling, swimming, walking, having some grill, going to the park or beer garden, meeting some friends and eating ice-cream.

We’re all going on a summer holiday
No more working for a week or two
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday
No more worries for me or you
For a week or two

We’re going where the sun shines brightly
We’re going where the sea is blue
We’ve seen it in the movies
Now let’s see if it’s true

Everybody has a summer holiday
Doing things they always wanted to
So we’re going on a summer holiday
To make our dreams come true
For me and you

We’re going where the sun shines brightly
We’re going where the sea is blue
We’ve seen it in the movies
Now let’s see if it’s true

Everybody has a summer holiday
Doing things they always wanted to
So we’re going on a summer holiday
To make our dreams come true
For me and you

For: Song Lyric Sunday – Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald and Summer