365 days project – week 52

This is it. The end of the year. The end of a project. All the boxes ticked & all the work is done. We thought a lot of things when we started this project. We thought it would be fun, we were sure it would be challenging at times (and believe me, it was:) & we hoped we would have the determination to finish it. But I guess we never truly imagined how much we would come to love the creativity it brought back into our lives. What a challenge, what a thrill; this wonderful, colorful, creative adventure our friends have taken us on…teaching us how to make extraordinary days out of ordinary days, giving us new ways to look at all those things we thought we had seen, truly seen, so many times before. Taking our daily life, with all its trivial moments & spin it around to make every day unique once again. It’s been a remarkable journey & we can only hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Make sure to stay tuned for a little farewell party tomorrow & some news on next year’s creative plans. We also hope to delight you with some behind the scenes footage & our ‘playmobil-in-real-life pictures’ in the weeks to come.

A happy, healthy, delightful, bright, colorful, exiting & thrilling new year for you all! And hope to meet you back here in 2015!

365 days project – week 51

Rounding off the year; wrapping it up like a little parcel to place underneath a Christmas tree. Hours wonder off into grey, windy days & our friends live these precious moments with their eyes & minds wide open. Listening to the song they love, folding stars from bright yellow paper & discovering new beauty as they go. They sit & wonder about a year gone by, feeling the weight of both the end of something beautiful & the promise of all things new.

Hope you’ll enjoy this week’s post & don’t forget to come back for our very last update next week:(

365 days project – week 50

Wind blew the days away. Our little friends realized that the end of the year was drawing near. And so, lists were made, in the hope that wishes would still come true in time. Words of wisdom were pinned down on notice boards, in an attempt to capture all of life in a few simple words.
For days the rain poured down, until the sun came out. They found the beach, adventures & the day waiting. And as they walked into that sunny day, they thought of the all the days behind them.
The end of the year; coming closer & closer…..

Maybe next year


I wish I was better at this whole blog thing. I admire all those people out there who somehow manage to post something on a daily basis. Those hardworking bloggers who take time to document all they do & manage to write beautiful things all the time. It’s not that I don’t want to, or that I don’t have enough ideas in my head. Plenty of nights I lay in bed; wide awake, my head brimming with words, thoughts & possible things to share here.

So, in my mind, I’ve put together food blog after food blog. I took all the necessary pictures, wrote the appropriate text to accompany them. I shared recipes & stories, telling you all about the love I poured into every single spoonful. Needless to say, those blogs all turned out great, exactly the way I wanted to. In my mind they did.

Yes, in my mind, I’ve been writing plenty more letters to my psychologist; long, heartfelt monologues filled with both doubts, questions, but also glorious moments of personal triumph. I wanted to let him know that I was going strong, despite the world seemly going crazy around me. Wanted to stand tall & let him know I don’t worry about incurable diseases as much as I once would have. That I can look at myself critical without crushing every last bit of confidence in the process. I wrote & wrote, there in the darkness of my bedroom, words falling from my head into my dreams. And in the morning they’re were nowhere to be found.

It’s in my mind where I considered the end of the year & all the words I could possible write about those twelve incomprehensible months behind us. I thought about the long poem I usually write at the end of the year, covering the world news & I wondered how to wrap so much suffering into something as simple as a few words. That’s when I knew I wouldn’t be writing that poem this year. But can I just let it go by, I asked myself, shouldn’t I make an effort & think of a different way to pay tribute to all those hours, days & weeks…And so I came up with an elaborate story about both the hardship & the happiness, the grief & the gratitude. And what a beautiful story it was, up there in my wondering mind…

I have an amazing blog. In my mind. Heavy with content, brimming with excitement, beauty & wonder. Words for the cranes who migrated across this narrow piece of land; delighted as a child as I stood & stared. Words for the incredible modern dance choreography my sister took me to see; how I sat mesmerized in the dark, pulled away from reality during all those incredible minutes. And words for the songs I discovered & instantly loved; singing & dancing through the kitchen, my heart unwinding.
Words, so many of them, coming together as a perfect whole in this far corner of the worldwide web. Words for all those 365 unique days I spend walking, thinking, singing, cooking, discovering, crying, laughing, celebrating, writing, remembering, sleeping, dreaming, hoping, imagining, creating & more than anything, living.

An amazing blog…..Who knows, maybe next year?


P.S. Dear Playmobil Family, please don’t take this personal. It’s been marvellous documenting our lives together, don’t get me wrong:). In fact, we have had so much fun, that it will be hard to part ways in a couple of weeks. And it’s this parting which worries me, cause who will make my blog lively, colourful & fun when you’re no longer around to help me? That’s why maybe we should think of new ways to make a year round commitment to this place. What do you say; are you in?

365 days project – week 49

Grey skies, yet colorful days. Loads to do, but plenty of time to do it. Our friends felt happy & free, as the days grew short around them. Each of them went on a journey. Some wandered far; into green pastures & onto muddy paths. Some made themselves at home at their favorite coffee place. Some sat in the darkness of the theatre & were momentarily taken on away by those who took the stage. Tired, some journeyed in their heads, while others journeyed ahead in time, thinking of days to come & new things to do.

Week 49; spending one day at the time, hour by hour, photos making up our life of many colors. And what a lovely life it is…

365 days project – week 48

Another week gone by & what a wonderful week it was; filled with lovely surprises, muddy walks & delicious treats. A week to recharge, regroup & reboot. Our friends set out on an adventure, made plans for the future, while thoroughly enjoying the present. And boy, did they have a great time….

Hope you will like this week’s update & see you again next week:)