A poem: spicy salty bittersweet

A plunge into the salty waters of an exciting new spot
Sand tingling between your toes, massaging your feet as you get out
Your left strap slipping off your shoulder revealing tan lines underneath
Feelings of soundly relaxation reaching your all senses while you stretch it all out

A spicy affair that evolves in foreign summer nights
Sights and touches that make your heart beat faster and your smile happier
The routined days are still so new with every sun rising
A rush of freedom flows energizing your body

The bittersweet moment when goodbye is on the agenda
The nights and the ocean getting colder as the summer days pass by
What stays are not only the happiest memories of shaping adventures
But the sense of a completed, fully content you

-your tiny woman in a giant world

post scriptum: “Every summer has a story.” Summer 2017 has begun. Where will your story take you?

a magical Christmas tale

On Christmas Eve, Eddie McSquirrel is even more squirrelly than his usual self already is. Eddie is sitting at home – in their cozy tree trunk – and staring at the Christmas tree that he and his three siblings have happily decorated. Their home is located in Hyde Park, London. A beautiful place to live, but also dangerous as there are streets nearby. Unfortunately, Eddie’s mother, Lynn, got hit by a bicycle on one of those streets and has her leg put in plaster. But Lynn takes her accident as an opportunity to get the most of the holiday season spending time with her little ones indoors. Tinsel, colorful lights and nice little ornaments grace the Christmas tree and mirror the very jolly spirit at the McSquirrel’s lovely home which is sweet with freshly baked cookies. It is only little time left until Eddie and his brother and sisters have to go to bed, so that Santa Claus can bring the presents that they impatiently anticipate. His sisters thoroughly place a cup of milk and delicious cookies right next to the chimney in order for Santa to find them immediately. Maybe this raises their chance to get exactly what they wish for?

“Come on kids, Santa can’t stop by when you are still awake”, Mr. McSquirrel warns. “Good night, cuties”, their mother says kissing every one good-night. Trying to fall asleep, Eddie can hardly keep his eyes shut – he really needs his wish to come true this year! Counting nutshells, he finally falls asleep…

“Eddie, wake up, it’s Christmas Day!”, his twin-sisters Jenna and Jenny shout shaking him up. After waking up his brother Joy as well, they race downstairs to the living room to find their Christmas tree to be surrounded with many many presents. Eddie and his siblings are speechless by this view, their jaws drop wide open. Their parents are pretty amused by this sight. Slowly getting closer to the presents at first, Eddie’s siblings soon start randomly unwrapping them in high-speed. But Eddie stands still at the last step, looking somewhat heart-broken. “Oh dear, what’s wrong, my darling?”, his worried mother asks him. “Eddie, come on, maybe Santa got you what you were wishing for! Come on, open a present and you’ll see”, Jenny assures. “I can see that he didn’t make my wish come true…”, Eddie replies with a teardrop running down his cheek. “Oh my baby, don’t cry! Your dad and I can get whatever you wish for. What is it?”, his mother says. “I wanted Santa to… I wanted Santa to make your leg be healed… I don’t want you to have pain, mommy!”, Eddie says hugging his mother. “Oh my little boy!”, his mother cannot hold back her tears either by now. The whole family being touched by the thoughtful little Eddie’s wish, they hug each other endearingly and exchange i-love-yous, comforting Eddie. “Merry Christmas, I love you all”, Eddie replies.

-your tiny woman in a giant world

a declaration of love & deep appreciation

Thanksgiving is already over. But let’s just take a second and be thankful for our daily companion.

The one companion that we look forward to the most when going to bed. It is the first thing that we think of in the morning. The only companion that keeps us walking out of bed when it is still dark outside. The companion that – with its marvellous smell – puts a sunshiny smile on our faces even when the weather is frightful.

The one companion that catches our midday low and fills us up with energy to make it through busy days. The only companion that we indulge in during long working hours. The companion that warms our tummy and that we reward ourselves with every now and then.

It is the one companion that we allow when we spend long hours talking to our friends about life. The only companion that is our favorite excuse to meet with special someones at late hours… The companion to snuggle up with on cozy Sunday mornings.

It is there for us whenever we need it, it pleases and enriches us emotionally, physically and mentally and gives the badest days a positive touch. Thank you, Coffee, for everything you do for us!

-your tiny woman in a giant world