5.17.2016

CELLE // RIO'S & THE MORNING AFTER

Happy Monday again! See this? This is called consistency, which has been a foreign concept to me since I first started blogging.

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent a few days sunny days in Celle. The Friday after the kayaking trip, we had a slow morning with some attempts at fishing and lazily lying in the sun. At around 5ish we went to Rio's (which I'm told is the only worthwhile bar in Celle) to start setting up for some sort of welcome-back party for one of Chris' friends who had recently come back from having spent a year in Australia.

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To be honest, I can't quite remember what happened between setting up and actually going to the party, but I assume I took a nap. The party itself was relatively low-key, and I assume this is because everyone who was invited was so tired from the kayaking the day before that they were unable to get back into party mode. That, or everyone was suffering from extreme sunburn. Nevertheless, it was nice to spend time with good people. At one stage I believe I contemplated taking a nap in the bathroom upstairs, but decided against it because that has become a far too common occurrence in my party life #grandmaforever

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The next morning we all met up again to have breakfast at Rio's, which I can only describe as being the best breakfast I've ever been served at a bar (okay, it's a cafe too, but still). Excuse me, is that a full on salad you made me? EXCUSE ME IS THAT FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE?! Maybe I'm easily pleased (name of my sex tape), but it was a really nice breakfast and, again, with really lovely people.

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5.10.2016

CELLE // KAYAKING, FISHING, BREAKFAST

Hey there, Monday!!

Fortunately for me, my Monday has been extremely chill and lazy. After such a hectic (but very fun) week, I'm glad to not have to do anything and have a chance to stay inside and be the lazy chipmunk that I am. Since my Monday has been uneventful, let's have a look at the first part of my crazy week:

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Drove to Celle with Chris on Wednesday evening in order to have ourselves a quiet night before the craziness that would be father's day. Father's day in Germany appears to be an excuse for people to get drunk, or so I've been told. We got up bright and early Thursday morning and met up with some friends before heading to Allerleih (I hope I've remembered that correctly..), which is basically a boat house owned by two really lovely Celle folk/friends who are totally okay with a bunch of hooligans getting drunk up and down the river. Luckily for us, the weather was fucking gorgeous and the company superb. It was my first time experiencing the annual father's day kayak trip and I think I can say that it was a success. I even managed to finally get a tan!! HALLELUJAH.

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As you can see, there really was quite a large group of us and I can honestly say that everyone I met that day was so lovely to me, it was a true pleasure to be acquainted with them all. We got back to our friend's place pretty late and ended the night tired, sunburnt, but with some bigass pizzas bigger than the size of my head.

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The next morning, a few of us met up for some epic breakfast time. Pancakes, candied bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs = awesomeness. What a way to cure a hangover.

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The last few days, we visited the water sporadically, whenever we had time, and it was always equally as fun and relaxing.

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A huge thanks to everyone who made our stay in Celle the best time ever!

4.22.2016

LETTERS BACK HOME // HASBRUCH

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Dear New Zealand,

Last weekend was really lovely for several reasons, the first being that my boyfriend came back from a two week trip to Thailand (but UGH he's now as tan as I am? AND I WAS BORN THIS COLOUR WTF) and the second being that we spent some time wandering the woods just outside of Bremen with his brother and his brother's girlfriend. It was nice being out of the city again and into a quiet space full of greenery. You know, the kind of quiet where you could hypothetically murder someone and not get caught for a couple of days. Yeah, that kind of quiet. Overall, it was a surprisingly relaxing, pleasant weekend adventure with wonderful people.

On a slightly less awesome note, my friend got hit by a truck and is very much alive but, goddamn, she nearly gave me a heart attack jfc.

Today is a sunny day and I think I might go enjoy the rest of it whilst I still have time before work. I hope you have all been well and continue to be the lovely hobbits I know you all to be.

With love,
Macy

FRENCH INHALE WITH THE BEST

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Definitely not celebrating Hitler's birthday.

Love,
Macy

4.11.2016

FRIENDS FROM FAR PLACES // BREMEN & SYDNEY

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Greetings, humans!

As you may know, I haven't been home (to New Zealand/Australia) since leaving for Germany over two years ago, which sucks, but on the bright side, I've been fortunate enough to have friends who are willing to visit me in this little city called Bremen. For the past few days I've been hanging out with my friend Milena and her partner Tim who are both equally wonderful people who decided to visit me while they're in Germany. Fun fact: Milena has known me since I was still an awkward, very uncool, emo kid. To save you the embarrassment,I have attached no photos of myself or her during that period. We are all aware of what puberty looks like, and retracing those steps will be uncomfortable for the both of us, buddy.

It's always the case that showing someone the city you live in gives you an outside perspective of everything you've grown accustomed to and probably take for granted. Without realising, there's things here in Bremen that I have indeed taken for granted and only by showing my friends around did I realise just how great this city is and can be. Of course, the weather wasn't as bad as it usually is, so that might have something to do with it. I showed them around the main areas of Bremen and we've had lots of time to catch up after so many years of being apart, it really has been such a happy few days and I'm genuinely gonna be bummed when they have to leave to continue their travels. As they're currently weighing their options and deciding whether or not relocating to Germany semi-permanently is a good idea, let's all just keep our fingers crossed and hope that they do eventually decide to move here... because having them in Germany would make life here much, much nicer.

Till next time,
Macy xo