Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 28 January 2022

Snippet: When I get up in the morning


This is the view I have here in Bavaria early in the morning. VERY early in the morning. The earlier I go to sleep (hahaha - with the hens, we say in Germany and I feel almost guilty that it now sometimes means 22:00 -- but then: I am tired by highly amusing workouts with the triplets) the earlier I wake up - has some logic, come to think of it. 

Early sounds are: a cock, the little red train (hooting on unguarded railway crossings) - and some cars in a distance. 

So have a good morning and a bright day! 


My Quote of the day: 

Anthony Quinn: "Even with 60 you still can be 40 - but only for half an hour per day."  (rough translation by me)




12 comments:

  1. The world basically consists of morning people and evening people. I never go to bed before midnight, so I am incapable of thinking clearly till midday. Fortunately my beloved is exactly the opposite, so the children always had one adult to care for them.

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  2. Oh Helen - same with me! Our only son was glad to have a lark (= me), and an owl (husband). Nowadays I thrive in the evenings when something exciting is happening - (which I easily am, excited,) but in Covid-time those triggers become less. More of the wonderful book I can read next morning, TV isn't very exciting, and in Bavaria cinemas, bars and exhibitions (and friend) are far... Very different from Berlin.

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  3. But who brings you the fruit, egg, fruit juice and cup of tea?

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    1. Bertie W. was so kind to lend me Reginald J., Tasker!

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    2. PS: What looks like "fruit" is more substantial: every morning I eat porridge with apple and nuts, an egg, freshly ground (?? pressed?) orange-juice - and drink tea.

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  4. There is an old proverb stating: "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man (woman) healthy, wealthy and wise." This is associated with Benjamin Franklin (1735) but also goes back to earlier times. I like the morning but lately seem to sleep in to 8 AM. Bedtime is usually 11-midnight.

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    1. Dear Susan, I envy you to be able to sleep that "long"! When I was young I could sometimes sleep till 10 o'clock - during my long working time I thought: wow, later you can sleep as long as you can... now I wake with the early morning rays of the sun. And it is not depending one the time I go to bed.
      I love Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography - he was a wise man.

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  5. Breakfast by candlelight, thank you Jeeves.

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    1. Yes, Pip, I decided to extend the contract for at least another year.

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  6. I set my alarm for eight a.m., and usually get up at 7:30 and turn it off. I like your recitation of your alarm clock sounds.

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    1. I found out that if I have to set an alarm clock I sleep longer - must be a sort of funny rebel in me - but that person is clever: I cannot fool her, it must be a real event.
      The sounds outside I decided from the very beginning not to get angry at - I hear them but weave them into the sound carpet of my light sleep.

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  7. Oh Britta, I'm terrible ..... I go to bed far too late. I stayed up all night to watch The Australian Open tennis for a fortnight !!! I'm sure it's not good for me. I have never gone to bed before midnight apart from when I worked which was years ago. I take after my Dad ..... he was exactly the same. XXXX

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