So many cool things here - I've been doing some wandering this weekend and looking down side streets and such, and have so far found two Christmas markets (!!) and a tonne of cool shops that I definitely plan on using for Christmas shopping, when I have money... But yeah. I did find some pretty things in Butler's on Hackescher Markt that I couldn't NOT buy - firstly, my first EVER Christmas bauble - it's a penguin made of teasel!! Hee :) I plan on actually having a mini Christmas tree this year, since I'll be here until the 23rd of December, so I want to start collecting ornaments. Also they had penguin wrapping paper... so cute.
I also bought a muffin tray, because I'm making my amazing raspberry cobbler things again for the Filmabend on Friday, and you have to cook them in a muffin tray. They're sooo good - doughy muffin-y outside, with a mushy sugary raspberry filling. It's basically butter, milk, sugar, rosewater, and then frozen raspberries and more sugar for the fruit part. Mmmm... food. I made leek and potato soup too last night, because it was so cold here. Yum.
I joined the comm bento_lunch
, and I really want to start doing that sort of thing. Atm I just tend to take a bag of chopped up veg and cheese and stuff as lunch to uni, with some strawberries or something, and dried apple crisps. Soo tasty, cheap, and filling. I decided I needed to do something vaguely healthy here - my housemate (who is vaguely talking to me again. Sigh.) goes to the gym, swimming, ballet... loads of stuff. So does everyone here, it seems. I'm so crap with all that stuff, and I eat so much Bratwurst and stuff here in the evenings that I decided lunch needed to be a tad healthier than pizza-schnitzel-bread stuff from the Bäckerei. But the bento thing does look really cool, I love making and eating things like that. When I get my grant through I plan on buying some stuff and starting doing that for lunch. I found a fresh fish shop yesterday, so that's a start :)