#MomentsOfJoy

I think all of us make good use of some distractions. Why not sharing something funny, uplifting or beautiful? It can be a joke, a picture with a beautiful view, a song, a video, a story or whatever comes to your mind. It only needs to be positive with only positive words for creating positive feelings in everyone who visits.

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#MomentsOfJoy

I think all of us make good use of some distractions from the current #1 theme. Why not sharing something funny, uplifting or beautiful (at least) once a week. It can be a joke, a picture with a beautiful view from the area you live or a place you like a lot, a song, a video, a story or whatever comes to your mind. It only needs to be positive with only positive words. I picked Wednesday for me because it is my guest quote/community day anyway. Who would like to join in (on a Wednesday or any other day of the week)?

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Versatility is calling!!!

My lovely and adorable friend, Ritu from But I Smile Anyway considered me my blog worthwhile the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Ritu! You are an example of versatility. Being gifted with this award by you really means a lot! Please check out Ritu’s blog in case you don’t know her yet. She is one of my rays of sun here on WordPress. Read more ›

Trip to Williamsville!

Now I finally get to my beloved area we lived for more than a year in 1998/99. To me it was the most wonderful year in my life. Only my little family and I in a country I always yearned to live for a while. My dream came true and it turned out better than I could have ever thought in my dreams. Of course there where times I felt a little sad when I thought of traditions with my parents and sisters which I could not keep up that year. But that did not matter at all because all the other impressions like our new friends, the new traditions we built up, we all integrated in the daily life, my daughter going to pre-school and speaking fluently English with 3 years, our first son born over there…. what a year! We are still in touch with our friends and also with the director of my daughter’s pre-school. She was so sad when I told her that we are going back to Europe and my daughter would leave.

I am happy and so very grateful to have this year embedded in my memories. Because of this move I lost my roots and have come to know that there are so many places on earth where I can live happily. I found another home over there and would have no problem to go back and stay!

My son and my daughter in front of the townhouse where we lived 15 years ago.20140724_094403

My daughters former pre-school.20140724_105356

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Her former director. Linda was so happy when we just dropped in!IMG_4109

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Clarence Hollow – beautiful park next to Williamsville.20140724_124131

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Mister Cool. I remember that ice cream truck driving up and down our street. It was always pretty exciting when we heard it coming from far playing its melodies.IMG_4126

I hope I could give you an idea why these little part of the world has become a big part of my heart!

In Love and Light!

 

Trip to Buffalo Downtown!

My last report has been some days ago. But now I am back on track! I love to share some impressions of the rising City of Buffalo. Buffalo used to be a center of industry up to the 80s. During the 90s and the crisis it all fell apart. Buffalo Downtown was pretty dead and empty. The suburban instead started to grow. When we came back to Williamsville (in the suburban of Buffalo) this July our friends told us to go and see the beginning changes in Buffalo. They are working hard on making the city a new place to explore. Also it started to become a center of medical research – most of all in neurology. All the old factories are remodeled as lofts for the medics and scientists.

When we entered the city it was a wonderful sunny and hot summer day. They have worked on the Metro line and Main street. Also towards the shore things are getting new. When we walked around we definitely felt more pulse and light. Here we go:

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The Stadium of the Buffalo Bisons. When we lived in Buffalo in 1999 we went there for a game. We thought it was exciting to see a Baseball game when we are living in the states. I guess I wasn’t enough into it…. Anyway, I am glad we took the chance and we had great weather on that day in June 1999.20140724_155340

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The Stadium of the Buffalo Sabres. In 1999 the Sabres where very successful and even reached the Stanley Cup Final. It was a 5 hour nail biting game with the Golden Goal of the Dallas Stars in the end. The Sabres did excellent! I bought a little flag for my car and drove around during the Stanley Cup! Since then I am an ice hockey fan!IMG_4143

 

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The Shore and NAVAL Park. When we were there this year they had prepared everything for a big festival on that night in the lawn next to the shore. What a setting!  20140724_165045

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I have to say that Buffalo already is worthwhile to visit… and this is only the beginning. Also it is a great place to stay for trips to Canada, Niagara Falls, Amish areas and lots of other trips! Check it out! I’ll be back!!!

In Love and Light!

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