So this is a random post without a real focus. Bear with me! First of all, I´m still baking! Christmas cookies this time, or "Plätzchen" as we call them in Southern Germany. I am not an enthusiastic baker of Plätzchen, mostly because I don´t like to eat them all that much (I know!), but I manage to make 2-3 varieties every year - always Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescents) and Brabanzerl (chocolate cookies filled with jam) and today I made sourcream cookies with plum butter for the first time. They turned out real good, and even quite pretty, even though I am usually hopeless at this! My cookies taste fine, but they definitely don´t win a beauty contest. I don´t know how other people do it - you should see my mother´s Plätzchen, they´re basically art!
And a few weeks ago I made fruit bread with dried pears and apples from my garden (or, in case of the pears, from other people gardens)! Also a first. It was a terrible pain to make so I hope it will be good! It will be ready to eat around Christmas. My grandmother always used to make fruit bread and I never really knew how much work goes into one loaf. So Oma, wherever you are, I hope you approve!
Here´s a picture of me and Ludwig on one of our Sunday walks last week, no make-up and all, because #keepingitreal, right? I am pretty good at getting dressed each day (as in no sweat pants) but I can´t be bothered with make-up on most days. That´s what working from home does to you!
Last but not least! We played around with the cupboard in our dining room today. It´s made from modules so depending on how large you want your piece of furniture to be you just stack them on top of the other. Since we had another cupbaord like this in our bedroom that isn´t a super great fit there we thought we´d try to extend the one in our dining room. I think I really like it! The upper half would be painted the same dark color of course (Down Pipe from Farrow & Ball). I think the room suddenly looks terribly grown-up. Ha! Thoughts?