Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

I Stayed At Home





Sorry to let you in the dark: I had cancelled my flight to Amsterdam.

We thought it too risky - Schiphol is a huge airport with oh so many tourists from all nations - and though I missed a very special birthday, I am content with our decision.

You know: hopefully age is giving us a little more wisdom (Does it? Look around --- well... I  sometimes wonder...)

So I sit at home. Well - I do not sit all the time - I made provisions for long lonely days not by buying bulks of toilet paper (so I bought some), but in "Soul food":

 

... which means painting with water colour  (I bought more colours and brushes)

Then:



Yep - my fitnesses studio closed. I can do it at home. (though not THAT!)

And: this poster at my entrance door:



to give us all poise and decency and kindness - and reassuring thoughts...

As do:



Lots of spring flowers on my balcony...

Also important:


Something to work my brain... (I have a lot of books too, real ones, not only in the cloud)

I have the following video on Whats-App, but do not know how the bring it here "live":




Hilarious - I have them all on DVD (not in the cloud...) I need humour!

And of course I am not reckless - I take precautions!


Haha - too much - I was overcautious - I cannot drink my coffee!!! I need the proverbial "last straw" to drink it!!!

Seriously:

Take care! but live! Be cautious - but keep your joy of living! Be kind!

Best wishes for you all!   Britta XXX


10 comments:

  1. Thank you Britta. Best thing to do, stay home. Happy birthday whenever it may be.

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  2. Mine is on December 29, but thank you nevertheless, Rachel!

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  3. Any excuse not to visit Schipol airport is good enough for me. It's a horrible place.

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  4. It is very crowded, yes. And - same as in the tube or Ubahn: people don't keep the simplest hygienic rules - never, and not in time of corona. Disgusting!

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  5. I have the same Keep Calm and Carry on sign - these are unprecedented times that we are all living through which seem to get worse with each day that passes - I love your photo though, it made me smile.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary! Your blog is an inspiration for me too: I read it to plan our trip to England in July/August - I believe in it. And it is almost as good as a real journey - makes me dream, your beautiful photos!

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  6. You are funny, and careful. Stay safe.

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    1. Same to you, Joanne! I love your wit and humor! Take care!

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  7. I am glad I found your blog today, I love your humor and good spirits. Very cute of your head wrapped in a towel, possibly a new fashion trend. Come on over and say hi on my blog.

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  8. Dear Terra, thank you! My comment went into the air (but my followership on your blog will have been received, I hope!) So my answer again: Thank you for your kind words!

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