16.12.10

Let it Snow

Berlin Mitte
It's been a hard first week back in Berlin.  After a month of being constantly surrounded my family and friends, returning home to an empty apartment has been tough (Matthias isn't back for another week).  And then there's the snow.  One of the odd things about Berlin is that there is no 'civic responsibility' to shovel snow. The local government doesn't get paid to do it and residence aren't expected to do it.  Not surpisingly it doesn't get done. While I'm the first to admit that I am not the most experienced "snow person", my experience after living in Boston is that shovelling is good.  Ice is bad and shovelling at least gives you a small 'ice free zone' to walk.  Anyway, I'm back to wearing my ugly winter snow-boots and after wearing summer dresses through Australia it's a little like rubbing salt into a wound...  To top it all off I'm sick. I still have a stack of photos from my trip to Central Australia to show you all, but right now all I can think about it curling up under a doona and watching Mad Men. Bah, Humbug!
Winter

18 comments:

HRANDICA said...

Welcome back. Hope you'll get use to this snow and ice soon.

Kristina said...

Hope you feel better again soon... Any the good thing about the snow is that you took wonderful pictures, love the second one :)
Gute Besserung, Kristina

germangreeneyedmonster said...

It's never easy to adjust to the "other" home again and the damn snow surely doesn't help but I'm sure that when you are not sik anymore your mood will improve too :-)

justine said...

oh you poor thing, coming back after time away is so hard. Hope you feel better soon.

Kelly said...

Feel better, Clare! Not shovelling snow sounds really dangerous! Be careful.

Ashley Sisk said...

Well at least you have all of us to keep you warm? I'm no fan of snow at all and shoveling is not my friend either.

Kat Sloma said...

Curl up and watch Mad Men. You'll feel better quicker. The photos and blog can wait. :)

Punctuation Mark said...

i've always loved to see other people's winter images... beautiful!

Jamie said...

Snow is miserable when it doesn't get cleaned up - so sorry that's what you've come back to. Hope you feel better soon.

SJ said...

if it's any consolation, it's just humid and rainy outside in sydney at the moment, at least snow is pretty!
you should totally just get under the covers and watch mad men- that's what i would like to be doing right now!

Stephanie said...

I can sympathize about the snow (even though technically people here DO shovel - we've just had so much there's no where to put it anymore, ugh). I can't wait for *my* three-week break from the snow! I like to knit in times like these: gives me a reason to like winter. :)

urban muser said...

welcome back! glad you had a good time in nyc. hope the snow clears up soon.

Chrissy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos Clare, I especially like the first one. Hope you feel better soon and don't worry, if there is one thing that is certain time does pass and matthias will be home before you know it!

S and O said...

What beautiful and mesmerizing photos :)
I love how gorgeous that snow looks...
xoxo
Olivia

Jen said...

Look at all that snow! So beautiful for the holidays!

Jess said...

The snow does look stunning though! I think I would love to spend the day somewhere like that as long as I can come back to our summer straight after!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos, I lake it!!!
Kisses and big regards from Croatia.
Zondra Art

allyn said...

welcome back! it must be hard to return after all the warmth of being with family + friends. do take care. looking forward to seeing your adventure in photos when you're feeling better!