2017/02/20

Monday thoughts

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Sun is almost down and it's raining, it feels like Fall though in my mind it's more like a Spring party after learning what's "wrong" with me because after that I have been much kinder to myself, I have accepted things and I feel hopeful about the future. Thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments on that post (also, other good news: my face healed within a week, couldn't believe it).

So, what's up this week?
I'm gonna take the next couple of days as they come and on Thursday Johan's parents arrive in Berlin and we're going to have so much fun. Most important: We're going to eat so much good stuff, that's what we do best together. Will make sure to bring my camera!

Gotham Imbiss

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Johan has been working on the graphic profile for a new place on Simon-Dach-Strasse 7 (finally some better quality food than the regular tourist trap happy hour bullshit) called GOTHAM IMBISS. It's opening later this week and if you're a fan of (The Bird Xberg, you will be very happy! Was hanging out there the whole weekend assisting, drinking beer and laughing. Last night the kitchen was up and running for friends and we all celebrated with burgers, wohoo!

2017/02/18

Commonground Opening Party

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My friends James & Morgan (Silo) have opened a new café/bar in Mitte, Commonground. Last night was the opening party and I had the pleasure of sipping on the amazing Made in Cuba Welcome Drink and some beers surrounded by good friends. Not only do they serve great drinks (my sweet friend Fiona is working behind the bar, she's one of the greatest bartenders this city has to offer!) - they open early in the morning serving delicious breakfast and also cups of amazing coffee, continuing until late night. I'm moving in.

2017/02/17

My hero

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My hero, Johan. We have had, and we still have, so many ups and downs, because here it comes: I am very (very) sick. Johan always told ME: Sandra, you've showed me what love is. All I can say is: THAT man has showed me what true fucking crazy loco fantastic love is. What he's done for me is... Pure love.

I'm 38 and it's about time I start taking care of myself, which means GO TO A DOCTOR and tell the whole story. I used to think taking care of myself meant to leave everyone else out, doctors included (only went to doctors a few times to calm down friends/family). Someone who deals with my disease professionally on a daily basis, and who knows me since I was born, has recently diagnosed WHAT I suffer from and it helps a lot to know what it is. Now that I know, it's so obvious - everything is hopefully going to fall into place, instead of pieces.

This is going to be a long, life-time long (because it's chronic), struggle that has been a fucking WAR for so many years and hopefully (hopefully) the war is going to be over soon. I can live with the struggle, but this war that I'm at now is about to kill me.

I want to be open about this, and I will tell you more when I'm ready. Until then I will focus on getting better and still post pictures here and maybe not too many personal stories (unless you are interested, sometimes personal stories can be scary, but I hope to help other people by telling my story). Thank you for reading.

2017/02/15

Daydreaming

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The sun is out and you get a hint of Spring. Daydreaming of sitting in a Biergarten.

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Or maybe on that terrace overlooking the TV-tower.

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Or outside an Eck-Kneipe (pub at a corner) listening to Bonnie Tyler's voice stumbling out of the door via the loudspeakers.

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Daydreaming of long walks with Johan, now and when we're old.

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This makes me long for feeling inspired again.

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To do something new.

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It's getting lighter, brighter, easier. I hope.