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My blog has been my constant companion throughout the past four years of performer's life and it is my favorite way to keep in touch with my audience around the globe. I hope you enjoy reading! 

  

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AUTUMN SUNSETS

Posted 10/16/2019

 

I am back on a Wednesday - and now more often back with "usual" blog posts (not only vlogs) :-)I am back on a Wednesday - and now more often back with "usual" blog posts (not only vlogs) :-)

Magical nights in October: I don#t like rain, I don't like cold and autumn storms, but I like this: Dramatical sunsets in North Germany!Magical nights in October: I don#t like rain, I don't like cold and autumn storms, but I like this: Dramatical sunsets in North Germany!

I take my photos with THIS camera, THIS lens and THIS tripod. (AdLinks)

 

 

Hi everybody, this time on a Wednesday hehe! I hope to get used to blogging more than once a week again now, I really missed it!

Autumn is here in full bloom – from endless rainy cold windy days to golden October sparkles and a few days ago this sunset magic surprised me when I was at my parents, completely distracted doing laundry (very glamorous, I know!). A slight look outside the window of the facility room and I could not resist to grab my camera and enjoy this magic for the next half an hour outside… how beautiful life in this world can be!

 

I always thought I was the summer-vibes-all-year girl, living in a bikini and never ever tired of too much sun and warmth… usually, I stay by the Mediterranean (the southern part!) in July and August and never do I complain about heat or lack of shadow but this year I realize that I seem to get used to the seasons and its changes and try to enjoy (not only: take) them. Maybe this is somehow an obligation now since I spend so much more time here in Germany?

I told you weeks/months ago about my next winter stay southern, I was so much looking forwards to it, but last week had to make a turnaround decision to skip it this year because of my parents’ current health status. My gut feeling decided to stay here, to be there for them if they need me, hopefully they don’t but you never know and I feel much better knowing that I am 300 kilometers away from them instead of 2500 km.

I am very very lucky that I can work from different places, get used to new work spaces quickly and that I am able to put family first if needed, not giving up my career, but acting from the position of being able to work 24/7 (and doing it most of the time) and therefore squeezing in a few hours of family time whenever I feel like it. This is my little reward for all the Saturday nights and Sundays Ralf and me work all day/night!

At the moment, since I am back in Hamburg, I try out different “most productive” work periods – like now, a super early post, or mid-day, or late afternoon or at night… I just play with it to find out what will work out best for me the upcoming busy Christmas season. Since I recently joined the YouTube game now more ambitiously, it has changed a lot in my usual routines. But don’t worry, next to autumn sunsets in North Germany you’ll still find a loooot of summertime-related vlogs from the Mediterranean in my playlist!

Now coffee and breakfast are awaiting me, after trying out to blog at 6 .am., certainly for the first time in my life or at least in years haha! Have a nice day! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOLLOW ME AROUND MY LIFE IN GERMANY

Posted 10/13/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just some snaps of this week: At my parents' in the countryside where Ralf surprised me...Just some snaps of this week: At my parents' in the countryside where Ralf surprised me...

 

Hi everybody and welcome back to my blog! :-) This week was rather uneventful, I went to my parents to care a bit for my mum - at the moment they are facing some health issues, so I always try to help them whenever I can (a natural habit towards your parents, isn't?). Anyway, I wanted to film a new vlog in "follow me around" style and even though not that much exciting happened I filmed one, together with Ralf who surprised me at my parents'. We could take some time for us two, went to the gym, had a spa day and Friday we returned back to Hamburg and filmed all the way back home with two stops for shopping along the way. It felt so good for me to have a little bit distraction after this week!

Filming vlogs is so much fun, beside the fact that it consumes a lot of time to make it, but I like it a lot and hope, you guys too! I now have a full vlog playlist on YouTube, beginning in 2016 LOL that you can find HERE if you are looking for a YouTube/video night. To me, watching YouTube videos is my favorite night activity right now, I like discovering new channels and how different we all create content in our own style.

Now Ralf came to me with the rest of his Birthday cake, so we'll enjoy this now. Hugs and kisses <3 <3 <3

 

 

MY VLOGGING EQUIPMENT (PHOTOS HERE TODAY ARE ALL SCREENSHOTS! FROM THE VLOG)

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DEUTSCHLAND
Vlog-Kamera: https://amzn.to/33f0veP
Memory Card: https://amzn.to/337tQYw
Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2ojUHS6
Großes Stativ: https://amzn.to/31Kq9rg
Ringleuchte, dimmbar: https://amzn.to/32Y83SW

FRANCE
Vlog Camera: https://amzn.to/2VdVlwN
Memory Card: https://amzn.to/30RZVlo
Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2ALWous
Large tripod: https://amzn.to/2LMvjxw

ITALY
Vlog Camera: https://amzn.to/357Vg2a
Memory Card: https://amzn.to/2IsveNc
Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2AIGIYC
Large tripod (similar): https://amzn.to/2oRuBWM

 

 

... to Ikea shopping and Swedish lunch ;-)... to Ikea shopping and Swedish lunch ;-)

..ideas for a living room update (future project, though!)..ideas for a living room update (future project, though!)

... and the accessories section where I ALWAYS find something! (anyone not?)... and the accessories section where I ALWAYS find something! (anyone not?)

I always take care to schedule some time for workouts, no matter how busy my weeks are. 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by a few exercises, that' keeps me in balance :-)I always take care to schedule some time for workouts, no matter how busy my weeks are. 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by a few exercises, that' keeps me in balance :-)

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YOU WON'T IMPRESS ME WITH A FANCY CAR...

Posted 10/7/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and more things about me that might surprise you!

I made another vlog (as every Sunday :-)) and this time just wanted to speak open about a rather serious topic - eco-friendly habits and what we can do to improve and save our planet a bit better. I think it is hard to speak about that in general or to act too instructive, so I decided to just tell you how I handle things personally... and why you won't impress me with a fancy car, hehe!

The true fun fact about that is actually, beside any eco aspect that I try to show awareness for today, that when I was a kid I went quiet often in a Porsche sports car and as kids don't look at status or price, all I can remember is that the Porsche was damn noisy and the backseat (where my brother and me sat) the most uncomfortable seat for a car ride. I had quiet a realistic look at that young age hehe and was the happiest person on earth to drive an old Volkswagen Golf after getting my driving license many years later!. Today I drive seldom and like public transportation in my day- to-day life... more about this and my big love for drinking tap water too in the video above!

I am still in my creative bubble (writing mode) but have two more videos from here to share with you.

I hope to get back to a more frequent blogging routine so that the blog feels again more like a diary...sharing my day-to-day happenings and thoughts with you loves! <3

 

 

MY BLOGGING & VLOGGING GEAR:

 

MY BLOGGING & VLOGGING EQUIPMENT:

 

DEUTSCHLAND

Vlog-Kamera: https://amzn.to/33f0veP

Memory Card: https://amzn.to/337tQYw

Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2ojUHS6

Großes Stativ: https://amzn.to/31Kq9rg

Fotokamera Blog: https://amzn.to/2oeXz2E

Lichtstarkes Objektiv: https://amzn.to/32Zr2fM

Ringleuchte, dimmbar: https://amzn.to/32Y83SW

 

FRANCE

Vlog Camera: https://amzn.to/2VdVlwN

Memory Card: https://amzn.to/30RZVlo

Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2ALWous

Large tripod: https://amzn.to/2LMvjxw

Photo / Blog camera: https://amzn.to/2VgWSCa

Lens: https://amzn.to/2njXhY1

 

ITALY

Vlog Camera: https://amzn.to/357Vg2a

Memory Card: https://amzn.to/2IsveNc

Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2AIGIYC

Large tripod (similar): https://amzn.to/2oRuBWM

Photo / blog camera: https://amzn.to/3337s2i 

Lens: https://amzn.to/2oSPtwH

 

 

 

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