I realise that this pic is not perfect, it's blurred, etc. But I thought it was quite interesting. It was pure chance, as I was trying to take a pic of this bird on a branch and it just flew away at that moment.
I went to pick Tim up at work at lunch and we had sushi in town. I love going to that place, it's pretty cheap at lunch time (8.90 EUR) and you can eat as much as you want for that price. The boys love it too!
Yay, I have graduated to the level 2 of the 30 day shred. I originally thought I'd do 30 sessions of level 1 then move up. But, level 1 didn't seem to be challenging enough anymore, so I decided to give a go to level 2. I have just finished my first session and, it was harder than level 1, but still do-able, so I'll stick with this level for now.
Maybe you've seen my picture of the day from three days ago... I have decided that, after 30 years of knitting, it was finally time for me to learn to knit socks. I found that book about a method to knit both socks at a time on a round needle and thought I'd give it a try.
I started last night and was met by some frustration! Today, the technique seems to make much more sense. Now, I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to reaching the heel...
I made biscuits with the boys today after school. It was hard work, but they enjoyed it. I only have pictures of the decorating phase, because Tim was back from work. Before, I was way too busy overseeing everything to even think about taking pictures! ;)
This is a detail of the Bismarck statue from the previous post
Darmstadt Castle and a weird statue on the opposite square. The statue always ends up holding a can of beer for some reason LOL
Darmstadt has a castle because it was the residence of the Archi-Dukes of Hessen (the region) and they lived there until the last century
This is the old "Rathaus" town hall, that dates back to the 16th Century. It's now mostly a brewery/bar, but there are still offices from the town hall, where they do weddings (there was one going on, you can see a limousine at the front) and where you have to go to register the birth of babies (both Logan and Connor were registered there)
A detail from the Rathaus
This is the main square of Darmstadt: Luisenplatz. All the trams and buses pass this point and the man on top of the column is a former Grand-Duke of Hessen, Ludwig. He was a great patron of the arts and instituted a "Kunstler Kolonie" - an artist colony - at the beginning of the Art Deco period and Darmstadt became one of the main Art Deco centers in Germany
And here is Ludwig
The "Weiss Turm" (white tower)
This is the "Central Station", Darmstadt's former train station, now a venue for concerts
This morning, I went to town (Darmstadt) and wandered around the center with my camera in hand. Yesterday, it rained all day, so it was very nice to have a beautiful - if cold - day. This is a statue of Bismarck that is in the center of town, in the pedestrian zone.