Two years ago I was sitting in my boyfriend' s place in Saxony. We were about to move here, together, and I was a little anxious. What to expect? In a small town like this? My -then- boyfriend told me not to have too many thoughts about it. Just give it a go, and you'll be surprised, he said. Don't feed your prejudices. So I tried to be open. And it worked. It was easy to meet people, and after two weeks or so people started greeting me in the street. It has continued in this fashion and I even found myself looking for houses around here, not that we could afford one, just dreaming about it. Particulary one very old house in our street. Every time I walked by I thought about what I would do with it. Still I was very happy in our little flat. I guess I just felt at home here, house or not. We had decided to spend our next holidays at Lake Constance. Many places we wanted to see.
Then one day in autumn my husband came home saying: how would you like to live in Cologne? Not that we had a choice:) I was really exited first. Big city! Lots of people! Places to go!
But after a while my mood changed. I thought of all the nice people I had met. Different people living different lives. And I guess this place really has my heart now because we got married here one August day and our son was born here, too, one year ago. So many things have happened, and I am really happy and grateful about that.
In the last few days I have also thought about how I discovered the blogosphere two years ago. I am not a big fan of anniversaries but I think I started my little blog at that time, too. With gaps and timeouts, I must say. Still I am enjoying it and want to say thanks for all those who read and/or leave comments or even emails. I do SO love reading them. It has also become a great source of inspiration to look into other peoples sites. I am looking forward to share pictures, projects and other things from our new place with you. It'll be a while because there'll be no Internet for at least three weeks. Maybe not too bad for me. Time to explore.
A belated happy New Year, and see you in march!