We got another set of questions by Heike who nominated us for the Liebster Award (thank you very much!!). Since this blog is mainly for friends and family, I will kindly resign from passing on new questions to other blogs (and hope that I won’t be struck by lightening) but I’ll be happy to answer the questions. So here we go:
1. What do you want to achieve with your blog?
Up-to-date friends and families. And the feeling that I am still able to do something else apart from playing with toy blocks.
Since my first semester abroad I write (more or less) regular emails with updates and pictures to all of our friends and families. However, Karsten and I both studied English study programs so many of our friends don’t speak German, so we thought of a way how to keep them updated too. The blog is not supposed to replace personal communication, but it’s a good way to give a small insight into our lives and to store thoughts and stories.
2. What do children mean to you?
They mean fun. Wonderful moments. Cherishing small things. Sleepless nights. A higher tolerance towards noise (or lower, depends on the point of view…). Greater coffee consumption. Stains on my shirts. Crumbs in my hair. Smelly diapers. Different perceptions. Happiness. Pride. Life in the joint.
3. What are you afraid of?
That something bad will happen to my loved ones. I know that things can change quickly so I try to cherish the moment as good as I can. I am also afraid of creepy horror movies.
4. When was the last time you laughed out loud and why?
I laugh a lot, especially since I know my husband. I laughed out loud yesterday evening because he wanted me to check his birthday letter for his grandmother. When I read it I started crying because I was moved to tears and then I started laughing because I imagined how his grandmother will react if even I start crying while reading it…what a great birthday letter! But I might have already laughed out loud again since then. (Update 2 hours later: there you go…I involuntarily laughed out loud at lunch when the little one sneezed in my face while having her mouth full of potato-carrot-chicken mush.)
5. What bothers you most about other blogs?
Advertisement. I know that there might be advertisement in my blog too because I haven’t got the paid version yet (I’ll change that soon). But I don’t promote any online businesses or else and I find it highly annoying if business blogs follow me just in order to increase their stats (side note: if you are the writer of one of these blogs: none of my readers can see you anyway, so you might as well stop following…).
6. Tea or coffee?
Both! I love my coffee! I need my coffee! Coffee is awesome! But in the evening I love drinking tea.
7. What do you do to relax?
I read. I work in the garden. I go for a walk and take my camera with me. I sit in a café and watch people passing by. All of that ideally without a baby clinging to my leg.
8. What would you like to overcome?
My laziness. And my habit to postpone important phone calls.
9. Down-hill or cross-country skiing?
10. Facebook or Google+?
Both creepy. If at all, facebook. But I do try to be very passive and just keep my account to keep my contacts.
11. What do you think about my questions?
Short and to the point. And the last one slightly narcissistic 🙂