Splashes of colour

July 4, 2017

Saw some colourful simple things today, like this hot dog wrapping paper – I felt like I was a kid in the 80’s again.

Beautiful colourful origami.

Passed by Herr Nilsson and bought a small bag of pick and mix candy.

Then it was time to walk back home to the studio again and work.

I think I’m going to spend the rest of the evening in my studio.
Happy to be blogging more again and I’m grateful for those of you who are still here, I would love to know more about you! Feel free to share a small presentation of yourself in the comments. Write however you want, or if it’s easier – use this list:

1. Your name and where do you live?
2. What is your passion?
3. What is your favourite food?
4. What are you looking forward to?

Looking so much forward to getting to know you better 🙂
If you have a question for me, feel free to ask and I will make a blog post with my answers.

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  • Reply Joanne July 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm


    It's so kind of you to ask, I would have been too shy as I don't want to seem pushy!

    My name is Joanne, I'm British-German and live in Mainz. I know Berlin well and would love to live there and here and in Freiburg all at the same time. I've often traveled to your home country.

    My passion are details, nature, structures, knitting (I'm a part time designer here: finelightness.com), drawing with fine liner, art, food and my daughter and man. Oh and weather, sustainability, life!

    I looooove fruit and vegetables and ice cream and basically anything except sea food…

    Looking forward to every single day and to being more creative. I spend too much time admiring others!!

    I've been reading your blog for over ten years and you are an incredible source of inspiration. I wear a pair of wrist worms whenever it's cold enough. I am very grateful to you.

    Can you recommend any podcasts?

    Best wishes!

  • Reply Gina July 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Hello Sandra!!
    I've been reading and admiring your beautiful blog for a few years now but I've never commented. However, I couldn't resist your invitation to your readers.
    My name is Gina and I live in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA in the U.S.A.
    Some of my passions include photography, art journaling, adventuring, social justice,nature, admiring other people's beautiful blogs, my dog Lady and my family.
    Ohhh, it's hard to narrow down my favorite food because I love to eat, but I love Italian, Mexican, Japanese and Korean food to name a few. I also love snacks (maybe too many snacks). :(.
    I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of Summer and getting ready for my favorite season of Fall. I'm also looking forward to slowing things down and trying to capture more photos.
    Thank you and have a great day!! Keep up the beautiful photos!

  • Reply Claudia July 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    1. My name's Claudia and I live in Wolfsberg, Austria…half way between Graz and Klagenfurt and 2-3 hours drive from Vienna.
    2. My passion is simple, easy living which isn't always simple or easy to achieve.
    3. My favourite foods are vegetables, pasta and cheese, not necessarily together.
    4. I'm looking forward to visiting Berlin again one day…until then – thank you for taking me there with your posts.😘 Claudia

  • Reply Unknown July 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Sandra, how are you?
    I've been reading your blog for ages and love your photos! I have one of your print-posters: the Krets Filmfestval one from 2009.
    My name is Pia and I'm from Dublin, Ireland. My passion is travelling, especially in Spain where I hike long-distances every year along the ancient Camino routes. I am also into wine, coffee, eating, reading, photography, hibernating, nature, gardens, renovating, recycling and restoring. My favourite food is Korean and Mexican and especially Korean/Mexican fusion 🙂 I'm looking forward to more travel and to moving into a bigger place soon. Bye! -p

  • Reply Sugar Plum Eats July 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm


    My name is Janis and live in Scotland.
    I love all food, but especially pizza and noodles but not together.
    My passion is entertaining and design. I try to hold an Easter and Christmas party every year.
    I'm looking forward to gaining employment using my new qualification in Display Design, hopefully our trip to New York and eventually moving to Germany.

  • Reply taraneh July 5, 2017 at 12:03 am

    hi sandra :—) i love your blog! it's a big source of inspiration for me. thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts.

    my name is taraneh, and i live in toronto. i'm passionate about art in most forms, nature, cities, biology, equity, languages, design, food, and more. there are few foods i don't love ! my favourite staple things are cheese, bread, beer, and coffee. i love all kinds of pickled things, fish, and fruits and vegetables, too. i'm looking forward to formulating and getting into a new routine this summer, where i'm strict about making time for myself to explore, reflect, and create more.

  • Reply Ulrike July 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Hi Sandra
    I have been reading your blog for ages but never comment – shame on me!
    I am from Cologne but lived in Berlin (Friedrichshain) for five years and moved to Bristol in the UK twelve years ago.
    I am passionate about enjoying the little things in life, about reading, films, animals and raising my daughter to be a strong, independent girl. She is only three, but she certainly knows what she wants!
    I am a vegan, so Berlin is food heaven. Every time I go and visit my sister there, I pretty much eat my way around town. I will try anything as long as it's vegan and favourites include a simple but delicious falafel with peanut sauce. Nil on Grünbergerstraße has always been a favourite.
    I am looking forward to doing more travelling as my daughter grows older, I want to explore Scandinavia next, I have only been to Malmö and Copenhagen so far.

    sending you lots of love, keep blogging!

  • Reply Gwen July 5, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hi Sandra!
    I love your blog and have been following you for years! I'm glad you're feeling better than you were recently.
    1. My name is Gwen and I live in Nantes, in France.
    2. My passion is music (I'm a singer) and food, and art, and science (sorry, I don't have just one).
    3. Pasta and pizza.
    4. I'm looking forward to knowing if my partner and I will have a family soon, and my holidays in Québec where I'll join a dear friend of mine living there.

  • Reply Anonymous July 5, 2017 at 6:40 am

    hi sandra,
    i read your blog since a long time- but i give no comments, because my english is very bad. but now- i will write something- when you ask..;-)
    i love things what you do, and i like your pictures. i love berlin- and i wish can visit berlin again- to see all this places from your pictures.
    i live in bonn and i am upcycling artist. i make jewels and clothes from old trash and s.th. more.i love pasta and pizza and drink cappuccino. but also i love salat and fruits.

    I'm looking forward to have enough money from my design- and did not work any more in an office, to stay in the middle of the nature, to live near the sea (ostsee)at a comunitie.

    i hope you understand my english..;-)

  • Reply Anonymous July 5, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Hi Sandra! I'm Pia and I live in Finland.

    I can't remember how I found your blog but ever since I've been reading it and enjoying your fantastic pictures. I want to thank you for this amazing blog!

    My passion is to create something, mostly with my hands using yarn and knitting needles. Nature and my cat are important to me.

    I like to eat new potatoes and fish with some fresh vegetables.

    Right now I'm looking forward to visit the local library. Need to find some good book to read.

    Have you ever visited Finland?

  • Reply Beatrice July 5, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Hello Sandra!
    My name is Bea and I live in Italy. I've been silently but constantly following your blog since 2008… because I'm a bit to shy to comment 🙂
    My passions are illustration, graphic design, food and knitting. When I'm not too busy in front of a computer (I'm a graphic designer and a soon-to-be master graduate in Graphic Design for Publishing) I also love taking long walks and listening to audiobooks in order to relax myself and detox from the screen.
    I love to try new foods and tastes, but my staples are good coffee, wine and bread. There are few things I really don't like!
    I'm looking forward to find what and where my path will be this autumn; in the meanwhile I will try to take the best from this summer drawing, exploring, studying new things and relaxing.

  • Reply Hilde July 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    My name is Hilde, and i live in Stavanger, Norway. I love cooking, hiking, gardening and knitting, and to be social! I get inspired by spending time in nature, and love to make beautiful things. I don't think i have a favorite food/meal (it's hard to choose), but i love italian and greek food, cheese, and prefer savory over sweet.
    Right now I am looking forward to painting my living room the most beautiful green, and to my four weeks of summer holiday that starts in two days!

  • Reply Ida July 5, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Hey Sandra,
    I've been reading your blog for years. Really love seeing your particular city filtered through your eyes. The blogs I follow are mainly chosen because of their mood, the feeling I get reading it, the same affecing my choice of magazines – mood is more important than theme. In the case of your blog, I really like your theme too 😉 We share the love for urban environment, walking, working from home and COFFEE.

    1. I'm Ida. Originally from Sweden but now I live in Paris.
    2. I guess writing and reading with coffee is in the core of my life. Wouldn't mind doing that forever.
    3. Pasta with tomatos. Since I was a kid. Also lemon risotto. And figs in savory ways.
    4. I'm yet to start yearning for autumn, but usually romanticising of cardigans and heavy red wine is a big part of my summer.

    Question for you, from one freelancer to another: what do you do when you are in a low-inspiration/low-energy phase in your freelance life? When everything feels hard and overwhelming? Any strategies that usually work for you? (Assuming you get bad periods once in a while.)

    Thanks for posting and showing us a glimpse of your Berlin and life!

  • Reply Tudor July 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Hi Sandra, I love that your posts have become more frequent and more… bidirectional? 🙂

    My name is Tudor and I live in Luxembourg, I don't think I have "one" passion unless consuming a lot of pop culture could be a passion (as opposed to being just escapism…). My favorite food must be Greek Yogurt mixed with Walnuts (bought separately)- it's anyways what I end up eating when I have nothing else around :). I like thinking of my next visit to Berlin… or Amsterdam… or Como – some of my favorite destinations.

  • Reply ka_oh July 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

    1. My name's Alina and I'm from Lübeck, Germany.
    2. My passion is illustrating <3
    3. My favourite food has to be pasta with my special salmon sauce. Could eat that everyday. Oh … and peanut butter.
    4. I'm looking forward to this weekend when my new TV is supposed to arrive. I never bought one for myself, so that's special. Movies and TV shows all weekend! 😀

    And I have a question for you, too (:
    I told you a few times before that I really love your photos and that you have this unique "Sandra" style. I would love to know how you pass certain of your motifs. Like … do you stop and take several pictures to choose the best or do you just take one and move on? A strange question … but I'm honestly curious! (:
    Have a great day <3

  • Reply nataliapatalia July 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Sandra!
    I love your blog, your photos of Berlin and your work – crochet and illustrations are amasing.
    1. My name is Natalia and I live in Bratislava with my Irish-Slovak family.
    2. I love blogging, crochet, reading nordic crime novels, photography, Barcelona and Prague are my favourite cities.
    3. I love Italian cuisine and sushi.
    4. I'm looking forward to visiting Berlin again sometimes soon.

  • Reply Mary July 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Sandra!
    1. My name is Ana Maria. I'm Hungarian by descent but living in Serbia, in a town called Subotica, about 15 km from the Hungarian border.
    I've been following you for ages. I like the photos and text. Your blog is so simple, yet so inspiring. You have a great eye for details. Looking at your photos I get the feeling of walking the streets of Berlin or whatever town you are writing about at that moment.
    2. I don't have any passion. However, I like traveling, reading, visiting museums, nice food (although I don't like eating much at home) and walking. I'm thinking about pretending to be a tourist in my town for 10 days and visiting all those places I would not normally do. We have some really nice restaurants, bars and wineries. There's a lake some 10 km from the city center. There is also a bunch of nice old buildings in Neoclassical, Jugendstil and Art Deco style.
    3. I like pasta, pizza, BBQ… I don't like rice. I could be starving to death but I would not eat rice.
    4. I'm looking forward to having some time just for me (all those beauty treatments a girl needs from time to time).

  • Reply Jazmín July 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Hello Sandra,

    I've been reading your blog since the smosch days!, I enjoy your photographs really much, finding beauty in torn buildings, leaves, food… Berlin is one of my favourite cities 🙂

    1. My name is Jazmín, I live in Tijuana, México.
    2. My passion is yoga and west-african traditional dance. I enjoy movement.
    3. Portobello-lentil stew with a simple salad (lettuce, shaved carrot, cucumber, mint, lemon, olive oil and purple onion) on the side.
    4. Looking forward to traveling to Mexico City and amazing areas in Pachuca Hidalgo in a few weeks!

  • Reply Holly July 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Hi Sandra! I have loved following your blog for several years now. When I started following you, you were on the verge of your move from Sweden to Germany. I have loved looking at all your pictures and stepping into the world you have captured through photography.

    1. My name is Holly and I am from Oklahoma in the center of the USA, but will be moving to Copenhagen this year.
    2. My passions included knitting, crochet, coffee, coffee roasting and traveling.
    3. My favorite food is Thai food, but I could pretty much enjoy any food.
    4. I am looking forward to our move Copenhagen! I am also hoping to visit Germany in the near future and try out the coffee shops you have taken such great pictures of 😉

  • Reply Ravenwaves July 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    1. Jonna, Finland.
    2. Books, traveling (Berlin!!!), photographing ue-places and cemeteries, music..
    3. Indian food, especially Madras Shorba -soup in Amrit, Berlin.
    4. A trip to Paris next month.

  • Reply sonrie July 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    1. sonrie (internet name); I'm a therapist and don't like to use my real name online. I live in St. Louis, MO USA
    2. I love learning (reading and visiting places/travel) and making with my hands (gardening, cooking, art and craft).
    3. a good stir fry, omelette, chocolate, salad, but almost any type of food is good to me (German, Indian, Thai, etc).
    4. A road trip next month, then catching up with friends. Also, I always look forward to a day off.

    Questions for you: What brings you joy? What is one thing you like at your age now that you did not like as a younger person? What will you like when you are older that you may not like now?

  • Reply Anonymous July 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Sandra!
    My name is Marta, I live in Tarnow, it's 100 km from Krakow, Poland. I read your blog for ages, I love your photos, particularly how you focus on the color (for exemple in this post). However I found your blog becouse of your crochet works. It's catch my eyes couse my passion is knittind and crocheting. About the food – my favourite is Russian Dumplings, don't let be fooled by the name, it's traditional polish food 🙂 And the last question, I'm looking forward to finish my knitting sweater, it's going to be sooooo soft (it's with mohair)!
    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us:)

  • Reply Genna July 6, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Hi Sandra, what a fun assignment – I've followed your blog by keeping it an RSS feed for several years now and love it.
    1. Genna, San Diego
    2. Plants and gardening, home decoration, eating and cooking, travel, the ocean
    3. Rice pudding, broccoli with lemon and pecorino, roast lamb
    4. A trip to a small beach town in two weeks to see all my family and read a lot!

  • Reply MEGHANN July 6, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Hello, Sandra! That is my first time typing this even though I have been following your blog for many many years now. It’s been exciting to see you posting more recently. Somedays your photos feel like a nice hug.
    My name is Meghann and I currently live in Seattle.
    My family and friends are my first passion, followed by things like knitting, sewing, reading, gardening, cooking, art & design, history, and book design (which is how I make my living).
    My favorite food is always and forever pizza, of all kinds.
    Right now I am looking forward to a two-week trip to Norway that I am taking in August.
    Thank you for your questions! It feels nice to finally say ‘hello.’

  • Reply ECG July 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hello Sandra! I'm Elisabeth! Love your blog! I lived in Europe for several years, but never been to Berlin! Your pictures give me this good feeling of beeing walking Berlin streets.
    1. I live in Brasilia, Brasil
    2. Passionate for art, travel and the "Chapada dos Veadeiros" an amazing place with beautiful nature and waterfall near Brasilia
    3. Love food – dificult to pick a favorite, but must say love all kids of pasta 🙂
    4. Looking forward to get back to visit Europe again, and finaly get to visit Berlin! Until then, thank you for sharing a bit of it with your posts.
    Abraço ! Elisabeth

  • Reply Anonymous July 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Hello! I've been starting my mornings by checking your beautiful blog for a few years now. You have made me fall in love with Berlin, even if I have not yet visited (but a trip is planned for September!)
    1. My name is Jade and I live in San Francisco, USA.
    2. I am also constantly knitting and crocheting 🙂 I am passionate about reading, cooking, camping and hiking, and spoiling my silly orange cat named Chicken Wing.
    3. It's very hard to chose a favorite food! I love homemade tortillas, really crispy fries, pickled veggies, and the cocktails that my boyfriend makes.
    4. I'm looking forward to swimming more this summer with good friends, traveling back to Europe, (hopefully) a promotion at my job, and as always– Halloween!
    Thank you so much for sharing yourself, your beautiful photos, and your art with us. I hope you have a lovely weekend xoxo

  • Reply Kate and Alex July 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Sandra! I've been reading your blog for many years! It always inspires me to appreciate small, daily joys, and try to see my city through curious eyes.

    1. My name is Kate, and I live in Boston, USA
    2. Lately I'm not sure – it used to be art, and after being away from that for a long while, I'm rediscovering it. Other than that I love to travel and explore new things.
    3. My favorite unhealthy food is tofu pad thai, and my favorite healthy food is raw veggies (the crunchier the better)
    4. I started sketching again after a few years of not doing much of anything creative, so I'm looking forward to seeing what spills out of my brain and onto the page.

    Thank you for sharing snippets of your life with us! 🙂

  • Reply Happydog July 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I've been reading your blog for years and love your photos and seeing Berlin from your eyes. I also love your crocheting. I made the Grannysquare Blanket from your pattern for our kings size bed. It took me ages but looks fantastic!
    1. My name is Pamela and I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada it's on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.
    2. I've had many passions over the years but books and reading have been pretty consistent. Oh and DOGS! Missing having a dog right now. *sad face*
    3. Chocolate! Anything chocolate but especially chocolate cake.
    4. I'm looking forward to travelling to Mexico with The Husband this winter and getting a dog sometime in the New Year.

  • Reply Anonymous July 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Hi Sandra, My name is Christine and I live in London, UK. I discovered your blog from reading the first issue of 'The Simple Things' and I enjoy discovering more about Berlin through your writing and photographs.
    I love books, I have them everywhere and everything from fiction to art, photography, poetry, vegetarian cookery, knitting and crochet. I like second-hand books the best and love to spend time browsing. I drink copious cups of tea each day. I like visiting small theatres. My favourite food is vegetable curry (especially made by my husband) with garlic naan bread.
    I am looking forward to completing a giant granny square blanket for a friend over the summer. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and creativity.

  • Reply Anonymous July 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    1. Hi Sandra! My name is Dale and I live in the Southeastern US – Athens, Georgia
    2. What is your passion? Music, playing fiddle, architecture, art, flowers – organic gardening, food, cooking, rivers, hanging out with close friends and meeting new ones while enjoying all of these things. I also enjoy knitting and, thanks to you and this blog, crochet – and creativity in all forms. I could see traveling being a great passion if I could just do it (time, money)!
    3. What is your favourite food? Most food, especially when it's produced and prepared with love (sounds cheesy, but can't think of a better way of saying that). Coffee, chocolate and cocktails make me very happy also!
    4. What are you looking forward to? the end of three (hundred) steps backward so we can join the world and go forward…
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful and fun world. When I first found your blog you and Johan had just gotten married. It's a daily stop for me ever since. I love how you can tell a story with just a few words and photographs. So inspired every visit! I haven't thought about Berlin as a place I must see, but now I do. Thanks for sharing your art.

  • Reply chris d. July 8, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Hej hej Sandra !
    1. Christina from Switzerland (french part of the country)
    2. Literature (I'm a teacher), photography, traveling (this summer I'll taste all my passions : I will stay 10 days in Arles for the Rencontres de la Photographie, 4 days in Berlin (!), 1 week in Stockholm Archipelago, youhou !!)
    3. My favourite food is my "tian poivrons jaunes, tomates et mozzarella" (yellow peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano and lots of olive oil, to oven for 45 minutes). I love Italian food so much !!!!!!!
    4. I'm totally in love with your photographies, your creativity, your blog FOR YEARS !
    (p.s. : pardon my English)
    Bel été à toi, Sandra !

  • Reply chris d. July 8, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Oups, I complete.
    4. I'm looking forward to this sunny Saturday, like everyday ! And I'm looking forward to visit the 40 photography exhibitions in Arles end of July !

  • Reply CK July 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Sandra,
    I'm one of the people who comment only very rarely although I've been reading your blog and loving your photos since the Sweden days..

    1. Your name and where do you live? Charlotte. I live outside of Boston, Massachusetts in the US
    2. What is your passion? art and reading fiction (two!)
    3. What is your favourite food? oysters and lobster
    4. What are you looking forward to? going to the movies tomorrow

  • Reply Sarah H July 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Sandra. I've been reading your blog for years, ever since a friend told me of "this really cool girl who lives in Berlin and just walks round taking pictures of the city."
    1. My name is Sarah and I live in Sydney Australia (but from Manchester UK originally)
    2. My passions are books, photography, travelling and art….I look for beautiful things wherever I am
    3. Favourite food – a toss-up between Nutella or dulce de leche, I can eat both from a jar with a spoon 🙂
    4. I'm looking forward to Spring in Sydney, it is so beautiful. And my parents are coming out to visit in December, I can't wait to show them my adopted city 🙂
    Thank you for all your lovely words and pictures over the years!

  • Reply Tinsel & Tar July 9, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Hi Sandra!
    I, too, have been reading your blog since your sweden days. And … I too, don't ever comment. =) But I love your blog. I can really connect with the way you view the world. I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, a nature lover, no kids, I have wonderful partner in crime and i'm rather introspective and enjoy my quiet time but crave genuine human connections and friendships. I feel like when I read your blog, I can almost picture myself in your shoes and truly imagine it. Berlin is on my short list of places I need to visit now, all because your blog, beautiful photography, and creative expression. So thank you for this blog and being a part of my life for over 10 years.

    Now on to your questions.
    1) Colorado, USA
    2) Passion? I move from passion to passion. Past passions have been: living off grid, zero waste, crochet, painting, fashion, and now I'm on to video and animation. That too shall pass… and i'll move onto something else. =)
    3) Food? I LOVE all food. So i'll list what i don't like, Liver and Beets! YUCK. But, I grew up in Hawaii, so I have a soft spot for Manapua, mochi, and spam musubis. YUM!
    4) At the moment, I'm excited for a new campaign to launch. Which is not very exciting, I realize. I've had a couple great trips this year. But, it's time to get some new amazing stuff planed!!! Thank you for the reminder.

    Now… a few questions for you. Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years from now? Secondly, do you spend the majority of your work time on personal projects or client projects for your income?

    Thank you for your blog and inspiration.

  • Reply karen July 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Sandra, my name is Karen…I have followed your blog for a long time. You inspired me to visit Berlin for the first time recently, (I loved it!!) and I love your Swedish posts as my brother lives there and I visit often. I live in England, in Lancashire.
    My passion is hand embroidery and my children….children first of course…lol.
    My favourite food is fried chicken, not healthy I know…oops.
    I am looking forward to deciding whether to visit Berlin or Northern Spain this Autumn….decisions, decisions…

  • Reply ELENA July 9, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    1. ELENA, spanish living in Porto, Portugal.
    2. Traveling, writing,Berlin,Copenhagen,Paris,coffee,history…
    3. Spanish TORTILLA (omelette)
    4. I will love to become a writer.
    I have to say that you are like a friend, the only different thing is I know you and you don't know me… I follow you since 2009, but I never leave a comment (I guess only once). When I check your blog I feel like a stalker… LOL

  • Reply Jyll July 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hi, I'm Jyll from Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    My passion is living simply and immersing myself in nature
    My favorite food is anything with butter
    I'm looking forward to traveling more and enjoying every minute of what life brings to me

    ps. I am continually inspired by your blog and use it as a "treat to myself" during my workday…I also love the Pet Shop Boys.

  • Reply Anna S. July 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    1. Anna, Greece
    2. Reading, gardening, nature photographing
    3. Greek salad, cheese, black coffee & red wine
    4. Travelling to Cyclades islands! Again!

  • Reply Emilia July 12, 2017 at 1:55 am

    1. Emilia, Buenos Aires
    2. Books, cats, movies, rollerskating and Tango dancing (too cliché I know)
    3. Pizza & Empanadas
    4. The Depeche Mode Concert next March (yay!)

  • Reply Nancy July 12, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Hi Sandra,
    I've been following your blog since I came back from Japan in 2010. I often think of your blog as "my friend Sandra." When work is hectic, I know that during my break I'll be able to take a peek at what you've been up to so it's uplifting to know you're there.

    1. Nancy, I live in Vancouver, Canada.
    2. My passions are food, traveling, reading books, crocheting, sewing, and enjoying each day as the seasons change during the year.
    3. I love most foods, particularly seafood.
    4. Always looking forward to the next holiday and a really good cup of coffee.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  • Reply Valentina July 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hi Sandra,I've also been following your blog for many years but (shame on me!) never commented!
    1. My name is Valentina and I live in Italy.
    2. My greatest passion are books (reading them, editing them, translating them!).
    3. My favorite food is pizza and all kind of veggie food!
    4. I am really looking forward to summer holidays: sea, sun, a lot of time to read and walk and drink beers on the beach 😉

  • Reply Lucy July 14, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Hello Sandra ( or Hey Sandra! as we would say in the South – US South, that is),

    I have been following your blog ever since you made that first beautiful crocheted blanket. I love to see your photos and I really appreciate the snippets of your life.
    My name is Lucy and I live in Greenville, South Carolina in the US.
    My passion? I am passionate about being kind even if I don't succeed. I love my bicycle and last year toured from the Cascade mountains in Washington State to the Sierra Nevadas in California. I love to make little cardboard houses.
    Food – no contest. It's pasta, pasta, pasta. And that included southern macaroni and cheese.
    I am looking forward to taking time off again and riding my bike to some place different. On my bike I get to know the land in a different way from being in a car.

    Thank you for asking. Lucy

  • Reply Debdor July 14, 2017 at 11:24 am


    Looking through the other comments, you have a very cosmopolitan following…

    1. Debbie from Gloucestershire UK
    2. Passion – films and crochet ( usually together )
    3. Chocolate!
    4. Looking forward to going to New York for the first time in October…

    What an interesting post!

  • Reply Doina Anghel July 19, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Hi Sandra,
    I am Doina, I live in Hamburg now, after Bucharest and Montreal. I think it was in Montreal when a friend of mine recommended your blog (she is into knitting and said you make beautiful photos). Now I read your posts every few weeks. I love the moments of life you choose to share with us.
    A few days ago I saw someone in Hamburg looking like your husband and, at the beginning, I didn't know where to "place" him and I squeezed my brains for a few hours until I realised where I knew him from. I thought afterwards how weird it would be to tell him out of the bloom: You're Sandra's husband! Now I told you :)!
    Passions: Reading, writing (I am a journalist ) and I have tried to fix and paint furniture a few years ago, I'm not sure I am determined enough to pursue this to more than just a hobby.
    Eating: pretty much everything – now I have a Zucchini and garlic phase. Cheese. And Wine – red and dry.
    Looking forward to: Renting a boat and rowing on the canals with my husband on Friday

  • Reply Amanda July 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    1. My name is Amanda, and I live in St. Louis, Missouri, in the U.S.
    2. My passion is graphic design and quilting. I work at a newspaper where I design ads, and I'm a member of the local modern quilt guild. I also love to read.
    3. My favorite food is cheese, and chocolate, and coffee.
    4. I'm looking forward to taking my son for his first trip to the beach in a couple of weeks, and I'm also looking forward to my husband starting a new job, conveniently right across the street from my job!

  • Reply Vanessa Landry-Claverie August 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Sandra,

    I've been a reader for a long long time, and wanted to comment even if it's too late.
    My name is Vanessa, I live in a tiny village near Quebec city in Canada.
    My passion is mindful living. Travelling, doing triathlons and races, having fun while working whatever that is (I multitask everyday and that gets me going), Yoga.
    My favorite food is thai food. I wish I could eat it everyday.
    I'm looking forward to my second triathlon at the end of August and getting the shows I'm working on, on the road.

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