Sonntag, 16. Dezember 2012

Sunday Social 16/12/2012

I love the idea of this "Sunday Social" and really wanted to participate this time!

This weeks questions:

1. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone? 

As I am very low-tech at the moment [partly due to my financial situation, partly due to my only ever buying new stuff when the old stuff stops working] - I have a very bad picture of the Leibniz temple in the Royal Gardens of Hanover on my cell phone. I lived in Hanover for almost three years and this place was my favourite [a temple of the same design features in one of my stories]. This is a much better picture of the same temple:

source: Wikimedia Commons - photographed by Breogan67
2. What do you keep beside your bed? 

Well, chaos basically. All the books I want to read as soon as possible, the pink docking-station for my iPod, pencils [for writing in the margin of books], a list of all the books I have read this year [I am currently on number 108], a lot of hairpins, nasal spray [I had quite a bad cold and still keep this by my bed for emergencies], my keys ... a retro design liquorice tin [now empty].

3. What is your least favourite chore?

Hoovering. Everything else pales in comparison.

4. If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be? 

Cleaning my cat's litter box. But I love him - so this has to stay on the list.

5. What do you do to vent anger? 

Baking bread [kneading dough is perfect for this]. Eat. Silently fume. Not very healthy, but well ... this is how I deal with it.

6. What is your favorite Holiday of the year and why? 

Christmas. Because my family has made up all this quirky traditions which nobody else has. For example when we get together to pick out our Christmas tree [for this we drive to a fir plantation and carry an assortment of various saws] we have oysters afterwards. The Christmas tree will be decorated differently each year - we had an "Ocean Tree" with lots of shells and nautical thingies, we had a tree covered in real flowers [my brother worked in a lab and brought home lots of test tubes which we made into tiny vases], we had a tree covered in butterflies ... this year is going to be flowers and birds.


  1. I EAT bread when I'm angry. Haha I don't even try to make it. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


    1. Hi Les! Thank you so much for stopping by! Wish you a very joyful weekend as well!

      Love, Qaroline

  2. I have never heard of kneading dough as a remedy for anger. I will have to try this, and just keep some on hand for those stressful moments.

    New from Sunday Social

    <3 Amanda @ 3lilapples

    1. Hi Amanda - it helps when the dough is really firm and springy - a bit like a punching bag ;D!

      Love, Qaroline

  3. Haha, aww the little kitty! I feel the same way about the chinchilla. I think it's awesome you make bread, i wish i could do that. Wow, 108 books, that's awesome. I'm stopping by from the blog hop & I hope you've had a great day!


    1. Hi Nikki! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment! I hope you had a fabulous Sunday too!