I opened the windows to the apartment to hear the lawn mowers and people feverishly preparing their gardens for spring. You know that smell of freshly cut grass that makes you feel warm on the inside, well that’s exactly how it made me feel, home! I have been longing for my home and more importantly my bed, there is just something special about being in your own bed. I love bed, completely obsessed with it and for me that it my safe place to recharge and relax. Nevertheless today was massage day with Jutta and the crew back from New York! I was excited to see her, I don’t know if I have said it before but that woman is a gift from a another planet. She is warm, kind, caring and real earth mother who settles all nerves and anxieties. My scars are hardening under my skin which is completely normal and the Endermologie helps to loosen everything up, wow it was sore today but a very welcome pain!
Today we were considering heading to Berlin but with washing and planning to take place we decided to head to Berlin first thing tomorrow morning. I have booked our accommodation near the start of our walking tour that I have booked also. I don’t know how I will go but with such limited time and not wanting to spend heaps of money, I will just need to suck it up and go with it! We have booked a panorama window hotel room so we can see both sides of Berlin at night, I need to feel like I am on holidays rather than a self inflicted pain and torture journey! With the sun beaming through the window as I booked everything I convinced Brendan to take me to Bad Steben for a coffee and cake. Such good food but so bad for us lippy ladies, I will be going home for a diet that’s for sure! Bad Steben was just beautiful, we walked the whole town and stopped at Riechels, a must stop for anyone that loves chocolates and cakes! For those that like a lot of milk in their coffee you need to ask for a macchiato latte, which is a small shot of coffee topped up with warm milk. I also included in my indulgences a slice of pineapple torte, Brendan had a mousse torte but trying to photograph that was almost impossible as he inhaled it LOL.
Behind the Therme in Bad Steben there is a beautiful park and walking trails, well that leisurely stroll turned into another 2.7km walk through beautiful forest like settings. The flowers at this time of year are also magnificent! I love flowers but I am a terrible gardener, but the tulips that are in bloom at the moment are breathtaking some are bigger than a decent sized orange! The colour palette is also so different and varied from deep red, to pale pink and variegated colours or ruffled petals, at every turn there is just colour everywhere! Pansies, hyacinths, daffodils and the list just goes on, for someone not that into gardening I am blown away by the colours and designs!
With tired legs and full belly we headed home for another relaxing evening so I can dream about all the wonders that Berlin will bring me tomorrow!