29 September 2019, Florian and I celebrated our first anniversary. It's been a whirlwind of a year as many of you may know. We had a whole lot of highs, and a huge hit-the-ground low. Still, we're standing together, stronger than ever and looking forward to another year ahead. I expected this anniversary to have … Continue reading We Are One.
We spent the 6th and 7th July weekend around Hamburg. It was really a touch and go trip because we were there specially for Flo's good friend's wedding. It was located in an old castle about a 2 hour drive away from the city. The Hamburg weather was decent when we arrived. The ceremony took … Continue reading Hamburg Stopover.
Dad's birthday was on 11 June. The day before, I thought to treat him and Mum to lunch at Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, after our 13 week scan. Dad isn't big on celebrating his own birthday and doesn't like the whole cake and candle surprise business, so I knew a nice meal would make his … Continue reading Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental. & Folklore, Destination Hotel.
This birthday meal for Florian was planned since December just because I'd read quite a bit about Magic Square. Furthermore, Les happened to have eaten there end of last year and was blown away by the food so with Les vouching for them, I couldn't resist going there knowing that Flo also enjoys good food … Continue reading Magic Square.
30 Dec 2018 - Sunday. Last weekend of the year and we were treated to a sumptuous brunch of German pancakes aka Pfannkuchen by Sangita. She used bananas to help sweeten them naturally and we were spoiled by her having them cooked for us ala-minute. Honestly, I love the crêpe-traditional pancake hybrid so much that … Continue reading Blasting into 2019.
22 Dec 2018 - Saturday. An hour's flight away and we were in Hamburg where Ute greeted us and had us home in Buhholtz a jiffy. She prepared us a warm, cosy bed for the night and even... had cute little pieces of chocolates on our pillows so that we'd dream sweet dreams. 23 Dec … Continue reading A Very Merry Hamburger Christmas.
In Singapore, you get married, then you live together. Flo and I did the more Western thing and lived together before getting married. I can see the pros and cons in both. The Asian thinking is that if you are married before moving in together, you'll work harder at making sure the relationship succeeds. Perhaps. … Continue reading It Takes a Village… to Make a Wedding.