Monday, June 28, 2010

Its harvest time

We just made it at the right time this year around. I think little bunny's persistence helped ensure that we made it exactly in the last week of the year where we could harvest our own strawberries.
It was fun despite missing the lush display of fruits which would have been the case if we had made it couple of weeks earlier.
Little bunny had fun looking under the bushes and screaming out in delight everytime she would find a nice juicy red fruit waiting to be plucked.
I don't know if it was my mind playing tricks on me, but I was sure that these freshly plucked strawberries were definitely sweeter and tastier than the store bought ones.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What a match!!

It's not very common that you see public display of national pride here in Germany. But today was a day of celebration indeed. What with Germany thrashing England in the world cup 4:1. The match was just awesome, the first goal by Klose was just perfect and then the momentum just kept building up.

The team work was so evident in every move the way the ball was passed superbly among the team members. After the match driving around town was so much fun. Everybody was filled with glee and complete cheer.

People in their cars honked away loudly, blowing their vuvuzelas everybody totally in a mood to party.

Now I am looking forward to next Saturday (July 3) when Germany will play Argentina. Already makes me nervous but I am just hoping that Germany will win again!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Vacations are always a good time to reflect on things that sometimes you don't think about too much. Since the 25 May I am on vacation visiting my brother and family in the United States. I had a great time visiting Washington DC with the family and seeing some of the most amazing buildings and sights. Enjoyed some awesome food in some great eats in the city. Talking about food, every now and then my mind keeps wandering back to this art piece at the National Mall in Washington DC. Now I don't consider myself a serious meat eater but I do enjoy an occasional indulgence every once in a way. But this trip for various reasons have gotten me to think seriously about the whole affair with the kind of food we put into our mouths. Even thinking about where your food comes from and what kind of processing happens before it is presented sometimes can trigger a lot of mixed emotions that is not always appetizing.