Archive for June, 2009

wind, water, sunshine and lots of fun

What a nice trip! Everything went well and we had the greatest fun ever!

IMG_3158We’re all packed up and ready to go. Please notice that it’s my bike with our luggage… A decision I might regret later on…

IMG_3161All happy, about 5 km into our trip.

IMG_3163Eeeaaagle (Morten has watched too many episode of Scrubs)

IMG_3169I liked the fact that Sweden has this many bike paths. We were really lucky with the route Google maps suggested.

IMG_3175After 20 km we had a little stop near the water. We were surrounded by swans and lady bugs. Really cosy!

IMG_3176Homemade sandwiches with tunasalad. YUM!

IMG_3178My man =)

IMG_3190First glimpse of Rügen – the chalk cliffs on the north-eastern coast.

IMG_3199Biking in Germany was somehow a lot harder. Lots of hills but also really nice bike paths through the woods.

IMG_3200Almost there: the houses on the right belong to the little village my parents live in.

IMG_3202After having biked 55 km we enjoyed a nice dinner in Ralswiek (a place I will tell you more about in a couple of days) together with my little brother, Felix, and my mom.

Today is a day of planning. There’s so many things to do and so little time… I will keep you posted!

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bike trip

In an earlier post I told you guys about how we would go on a vacation to Rügen, Germany. Well, our vacation starts today and we’re making it into a bike trip. We’re taking a train from Copenhagen to Malmö, Sweden (you can’t really bike over the Öresund Bridge) and from there it’s a 32 km bike trip to Trelleborg. On the other side of the ferry trip there’s another 21 km to where my parents live.  We’re really excited and I promise you to post some pictures we’ll take along the way!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!

i did it

Just went up to my oral exam – I passed =)

Now I’m on a 9 week summer break.

How awesome is that?

And not only did I do good in school, I apparently also do good here in blogland. Sam gave me this wonderful award:

6a00e554e97d5c8834011570490617970cThank you Sam!

how i got my name

Susann Romy – not the most common name. A blog entry on Gabbi’s weblog inspired me to do a post about how I got my name.

When my mom was pregnant with me  she would be staying at my grandmothers place in Eilenburg for the last 4 weeks of the pregnancy.  My big brother frank, by that time he was three, was staying with them, since my dad was in the army and couldn’t look after him. When my mom was in labor my brother and my grandmother would be waiting at home by the telephone. Every now and then my grandmother would give the hospital a call to hear if I had been born yet. At some point the nurse would say, ‘if you stay by the phone now, you can witness the childbirth’! Of course they wouldn’t miss that show for a thing ;-) My parents agreed on the name Romy, calling me after the famous actress Romy Schneider. My brother however had another plan. When I finally got born he would take the phone and say, ‘my little Susann has been born’! Back then he had a big crush on his friend Susann and liked the name so much that my parents decided to name me Susann Romy instead. Up until I was 19, I would never use my middle name. But when living in America I found out that everyone had a middle name, so I got the dust off of mine and started using my full name. Now I really like the sound of the name Susann Romy!

I would die for the stories behind your names! So if there’s one, be so nice and share it with me!

sissi08Romy Schneider, here in the role of Sissi, the Austrian Empress 

pay it forward

I’m a big fan of the things the blog community comes up with to create a bond between all of us. When visiting Lina’s blog yesterday, I came across a little game called ‘pay it forward’. I instantly knew that I wanted to play along.

Here are the rules:

I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment. I am willing to post overseas (I am in Denmark).

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. (unlikely!) Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address – after I contact you.

Welcome to everyone. I will however, make an effort to do something that you like based on what I see on your blog.

Come on, don’t be shy. Even if you don’t think you’re the creative type, you might end up surprising yourself – and making 5 other people very happy too!

So there you go, be the first 5 to leave a comment and be a part of it! Please leave your email address as well so I can contact you :)

Shalini-8794-Mother-Nature-best-mother-nature-great-canyon-visions-earth-glen-wild-crusade-california-alps-cletic-realm-at-her-ppt-powerpoint-118_88This picture was a google image result when I searched for nature. Isn’t it just beautiful?

dinner with friends

Last night we went over to Brinja’s house. Anders made a lovely three course meal and served good wine. We shared stories about our lives, acting as each others therapists. Niller’s stories were so good, we applauded him several times. 

IMG_3141Main course and dessert

fashion friday

When cleaning out my closet, I (re)discovered this black and white tube dress by only. Trying to take pictures of myself in it, I realized how impossible it is to take a good shot of yourself. So to all the people out there with the ability of taking great self portraits – you deserve my respect!

Here’s some of my desperate tries:

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