Jun 13, 2011

Happy-Go-Lucky-Linda

Currently, I'm
Happy about: My "new" bike!! You see, since the ligament in my foot is not yet healed, I can not play soccer. I used to combine playing soccer with going to the gym and now in summer, only going to the gym is not an option (I would go MAD just doing indoor sports!) and hence, I bought a Mountain bike a few weeks ago, determined to give this sport a try and I must say, I'm really enjoying it! Yesterday, we went on a 3,5 hour bike tour up the Randen to Hagenturm, then down to Merishausen, on to the Meterwägli and then back down again to Schaffhausen. Great stuff!!! ....just one minor injury on my left leg as I was a bit underestimating how steep some areas were and this is just my 5th time on the bike, so I fell once in an attempt to follow Chris down a very steep trail =))
The route is something like this >> Click (but with some detours that I couldn't find on the map). 
Wondering: Why all sports goggles and glasses have to be so ugly and un-cool? Is there a reason I'm not aware of? Then please enlighten me ;) The ones I have found so far make me look either like Bono or like a fly.
Disappointed about: Not being able to ride down that steep trail down to Merishausen........ I know...not a realisitc target.......and patience is needed, but it would have made me so happy had I managed.
Thinking about: What a great, long weekend we've had!! We have watched no less than 4 really good movies (!!):
The Way Back (my rating: 4/5): An amazing real life story!!
Fair Game (my rating: 3.5/5): Another true story. Really good, but less action that I had hoped ;)
Another year (my rating: 4/5): Slow, tragic but oh so beautiful!
True Grit (my rating: 4/5): Fantastic film in true Coen brother spirit!!

On Saturday, we had friends over for dinner which was really lovely!! I cooked a 3-course meal and I'm quite happy with the result.
Starter: Grilled Pears with Chevre Chaud on a bed of Salad, Kiwi's and Cherries, topped with Honey and Walnuts.
Main Course: Grilled Scallops & Pineapple "Asian style" served with Glass Noodles.
Dessert: Raspberry, White Chocolate & Ricotta Pizza topped with Fresh Basil, served with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Sunday was an amazing day as well, starting with a really lovely brunch with the Hafner family (-1 person). After this, we were quite full and were a bit lazy for a while. Then we took the bikes and went for the ride described above.

Today it is Whitsun Monday and a public holiday here in Switzerland and this day is deliberately without any plans or pressure.....but I will probably either go to the gym as the weather appears a bit unstable or risk it and take my bike for another ride.
Listening to: Eastmountainsouth - Rain come down.
Worrying about: A bit about the upcoming move to Rolle. Would be strange if I didn't though ;)
Hoping: That my package from Philosophy arrives tomorrow like they promised!! Some really nice stuff in that order ;)
Looking forward to: Going home to Sweden with Chris 21-28th of June to celebrate Midsommar and spend time with family and friends!!! Yippiieeee!
Feeling: Pretty darn great!!
Inspired by: Maddie!! So young and already started her own magazine, Missfits (actually named by yours truly ;)), with her friend, Courtney. So creative and so talented. Get a copy of the latest issue here and sponsor these talented girls: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/204960
Thankful for: The rain coming down today! For two reasons.... Nature needs it desperately and so did I! A license to be lazy ;)
Wishing: That all weekends were so long and so great!!

Wishing you all a lovely week and thanks for reading!!

xox

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