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Sufjan

Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House
Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House

Oh Sufjan.
I am so glad I got my hands on tickets for the Sufjan Stevens show at the Sydney Opera House last Friday. It was mind-blowing. Amazing. I really loved every second of it. Not just that the wonderful Owen Pallett played as suport-act, but the whole atmosphere in the opera house was just full of excitement and it was so great to hear his new songs live, especially Impossible Soul, I was blown away...The funny thing was that Will also got his hands on tickets (we both wanted to surprise each other) and so we saw him on Thursday and Friday. Well, if you have the chance to see him, please go, it is so worth it. so worth it. I felt like a little kid when the last song he played was Chicago and when the first seconds of the song started and suddenly all the ballons came down from the ceiling, it was magic.


Thank you so much for all wonderful comments on my last post
Maria
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"Sufjan" was posted by: Yalin in Imgs Free blogs, under category music and permalinks http://imgsfree.blogspot.com/2011/01/sufjan.html. Ratings: 1010 Votings: 97,687, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 9:55 PM.

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Here are a couple of images, which I took yesterday and today. There is so much colour around here, it is wonderful.

Like I told you last week, I wanted to do something nice with the lavender I got at the farmers market. Well, the blossoms dried very quickly and today I started to sew little bags and filled the dry lavender blossoms in them. Maybe you know that such bags are great to put in the closet to keep clothes moths away but I also saw another nice way to use them. You can actually put your hot teapot on the little bag and the heat of the water brings up the wonderful smell of lavender...If you like the smell of lavender try it out...it is so easy to make and looks nice, too..

For everyone in Europe, I think these are quiet exciting news :)

Have a great start in the new week. I am quiet excited, because we will see Sufjan Stevens on Thursday and Friday at the Opera House.
Maria
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"Jan 22" was posted by: Yalin in Imgs Free blogs, under category weekend and permalinks http://imgsfree.blogspot.com/2011/01/jan-22.html. Ratings: 1010 Votings: 97,687, Saturday, January 22, 2011, 10:37 PM.

Lavendar

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Everleigh Markets
Everleigh Markets
some nice Australian flowers
coffee and newspapers on a Saturday afternoon
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Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a lovely weekend....

#1 We got up early on Saturday morning and went to the Eveleigh Farmers Market in Redfern - i
#2 The markets are next to the heritage listed Eveleigh Railyards
#3/4 it is a wonderful market with over 80 stalls offering amazing vegetables, fruits, breads, flowers and all sorts of other things. It is also a great mixture of people, who go there an it is just fun to stroll around, try some goats cheese here or drink some fresh juice there. Just wonderful to start a Saturday.
#5 I got those wonderful flowers and I look at them right now. They are so exotic to me. Just like many other plants I see and smell here in Australia
#6 After we we came back we had a nice coffee and were reading in our newspapers. I got a German one of a friend the other day, which I was very excited about to read
#7/8/9 Later I took the Lavendar I got at the markets and made little bundles, which I put up to let them dry. I a couple of weeks I will get the dry blossoms and start a little project with them :^)

It was a very humid week this week here in Sydney and on Tuesday I decided to get my hair cut shorts again. I always used to have short hair but I started to let it grow since mid 2009. Now they are short again and I am quiet happy with it. I have the feeling I am just a short-hair girl :^)

Hope you are all well
Maria
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"Lavendar" was posted by: Yalin in Imgs Free blogs, under category Sydneyusweekend and permalinks http://imgsfree.blogspot.com/2011/01/lavendar.html. Ratings: 1010 Votings: 97,687, Saturday, January 15, 2011, 9:30 PM.

hot days and some more knitting

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mini avocados
at the markets
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some more colourful woolthe new project

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my last post and all your nice wishes for the new year.
It was so good to go through all the images I took during the last year, to remember many moments and also realise that all the changes, actually really happened.

Here are a few images from my last Saturday. It was a very hot Summer day and pretty humid, too.. We visited the markets and made a wonderful cous cous salad with all the fresh veggies we got there. I will take an image next time we make one again. We also added lots of fresh herbs, it was wonderful.
Oh and look, after I (finally) finished my long-time knitting project I started a new one, this time I am using the perl pattern. It is wonderful to see it growing.

Have a great week,
Maria
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An old year and a new year

Oh 2010, what a year.
Full of emotions, thinking, decisions, farewells and significant changes. Those of you, who follow me on this blog already for a while know that this is the year in which I moved from Hamburg to Sydney ...
I wanted to say thank you for coming by here, for leaving lovely comments or just for saying a little hello....

2011, hopefully you will be a year of exciting, surprising moments, moments in which we feel well and comfortable and also full of love, luck and just what we want from life

Let's have a wonderful new year ....
Maria

I would like to show you a couple of moments of my last 12 months....

In January I said 'Goodbye' to Will, who moved back to Australia after living with me in Hamburg....we had a sad but wonderful time at the Café Johanna on his last day in Hamburg....
January 2010
After rearranging the apartment I found my new favourite place. I loved to sit there ....
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In February, I discovered my mom's old hand-knitted Norwegian jumpers, which kept me warm during the cold Winter
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I cooked a little Valentines meal and sent it to the other side of the world.
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Had wonderful Sunday afternoon catch ups with my friends....
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In March I flew to Autralia to visit Will for three weeks, it changed my life...
March 2010
not just because I learnt how to paint my own teapot, but
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because of a question I got asked and to which I said yes
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I was back from my exciting trip in April...back at work and realising step by step about all the things which will be changing in the next couple of months..
April 2010
I got more and more excited about everything which was about to happen, I also knew that my move to Australia in August means to move out of my beloved apartment....to leave dear friends and family, who mean so much to me
April 2010

April 2010
I also gave things some more colour as Spring was a little late that year
April 2010
In May I visited my great friends Nanna and Maria in Copenhagen.....
May 2010
and had visitors from Munich and Berlin staying with me in Hamburg.
May 2010
I also went on many photo excursions with Frau Sieben :) (who will visit me here soon) It was also a month of change as I quit my job...

May 2010
In June I loved the colours of a fresh Summer snack....
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and the signs in my neighbourhood, after having a wonderful evening eating the best pizza with dear friends in Hamburg
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In July Will came by to help me move. It was a sad month of farewells and tears in Hamburg...
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but also sad back home at my parents place....
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On the 1st of August I landed in Sydney. Welcome new life!
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I went out for hours to explore the city....
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In September there was still much left to discover and orientate....so many new neighbourhoods
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I also got myself a second-hand sewing maching which never stood still ever since...
September 2010
In October I thought many times of my friends back home, of Hamburg, my family...missed so many things..tried to think positive ....felt how it is to be homesick...
October 2010
discovered the best café in Sydney....(Single Origin in Surry Hills)
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and more beautiful things this city has to give....
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In November I started my new job....realised that I will miss Autumn this year...enjoyed the beautiful light of a night in Sydney...
November 2010
In December I went to the wonderful Finders Keepers market....got excited about my first warm Christmas...
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and birthday
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.... to be continued.....
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