Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hen party (Junggesellinnenabschied) at the farm shop

Hello my sweet Mau-mau's,

my sister is (finally) going to marry and although she actually refused to have a "hen night", my mom and I thought that it simply need to happen. \(^///^)/

My sis isn't the kind of person who enjoys partying through the night and trying to sell useless bits and bobs to passers-by in the city by wearing a vendor's tray
(To my dear future witness: I hate this kind of hen parties also and I would probably kill you in case you would come up with such a "groundbreaking" idea for my hen's night. >__<" ...............just sayin X'D)
So, what else to do? My mom came up with the idea to visit a farm shop nearby. She told me that when they pass a farm and cow pastures, my sis started talking about how much she would enjoy to pet and feed the cows. Pretty cute, isn't it? Ever since I can remember my sister had this special connection with animals. From an early age we both were used to pets and my sister was always the one who seems to have a more direct line to them.
We contacted the owners of a farm which only keep mother cows. Mother cow means that this cows only produce milk for their calves and they are not milked. 

Luckily we could arrange an appointment and the surprise was perfect:
My mom and I went during the morning to my sisters home. Well, my mum was once again to EARLY at my sisters place so I had to initiate the "assault" by my own :P . I told her to get ready, we bandaged her eyes and went then straight to the farm by car.

Here we go - my sis and my mum

My sisters "surprise face" was really cute as she could finally open her eyes again. So we made our way to the pastures with the farmer:

my sis amongst the cows of the limousin cattle breed.

Next up where the goats.

Then two bunnies caught our attention just to steal our hearts by being simply incredible cute (It was almost to difficult to handle such cuteness XD)


Isn't it just adorable ?!? 


*__* cuteness overload

The bunnies were relly tame. They used to people due their part of the petting farm just like the goats.

We afterwards went to the PapaTai Restaurant for some Sushi. <3 It is my favourite Sushi Restaurant in Aachen. Of course we had a seat at the traditional japanese short-legged (dining) tables (so called "chabudai"). The waiters even noticed that it has been a time since I came last time along with my "girls in pretty dresses" (we had more than once a seat there during the Aix-La-Chapelle Lolita Meet-Ups).

I'm glad that it was a real surprise for my sis and that she had lots of fun. <3
I really looking forward to the wedding now <3

Monday, October 3, 2016

Staycation - Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial & Aubel

Hello my lovely maucha's,

last weekend we started another "Staycation"-trip. Following the advice of a colleague of mine, we headed to visit Aubel. Aubel is a municipality in Belgium in the Wallon province of Liège. On our way to Aubel we made a stopover at the American Cemetery & Memorial in Henri-Chapelle. It is located around 15km from Aachen.

sign of the american monuments battle commission

By entering the cemetory through the pillars entrance you get a fascinating but also sad sight:

archangel with bay leaf is the patron saint

The memorial contains the graves of around 8,000 american military members who died during World War II. Most of them were soldiers, but there were also a few priests or diplomats.

Next to the cemetery is also a chapel and a little museum which we could not enter that day.

Nearby the cemetery, you have a beautiful of Belgiums countryside:

Before we made our way further to Aubel we took a few souvenir photos:

autumn is coming

doki doki

Next up was then finally Aubel. Here we actually only visited Val-Dieu Abbey and took a stoll through the gardens.

I really enjoyed our little roadtrip and the whole weekend with my "better half". For the next few weeks we will be both pretty busy and won't be able to spend that much time together. Well, maybe this is the reason why our joint trips are then even more better. <3

Sunday, September 25, 2016

27th Aix-La-Chapelle & 10. Loli-Pott Lolita Meet-Up's

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

during summer I'm always quite busy because a lot of Conventions and Meet-Up's take place. That's the reason why Im quite late again with a few new blog posts and therefore I write about two Lolita Meet-Ups in just one post:

On August 27, the 27. Aix-La-Chapelle Lolita Meet-Up took place. Unlike the last Meet Up in Aachen, we had very sunny weather, well "sunny" is a friendly expression, actually it was HOT as ****. Due to that, my Lolita Outfit that day was quite Casual but I experimented with my hairdo:

the brave six
summer, summer, summer time <3
It was a real cozy Meet-Up, due to the heat we just enjoyed our picnic and our greatest physical activity was to seek shade from time to time.

Only one week later, at the 10. Loli-Pott, the weather was intemperate again: Rainstorms almost hindered us driving torwards Essen. I could hardly see anything at the motorway but in the end we made it still in time to the Meet-Up.
This time we visited "Villa Hügel" in Essen and even got an exclusive tour through the premises.

For this Meet-Up I couldn't resist any longer and needed to wear my new JSK "Fairy Season":

This JSK is an Angelic Pretty x Disney collaboration. It shows Ariel, Rapunzel and Cinderella. I bought this JSK with the matching headbow from closetchild and I'm totally in love with it. <3

After the guided tour we had still time to do a few photos and look around the premises on our own before we went to the nearby restaurant. It was a fun day and I'm looking forward to the next Loli-Pott.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Usai in Japan 2015 - Senso-ji / Asakusa Shrine

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

after days full of Shopping and consumption, Mochi and I wanted to have a more "cultural" day again and we decided to make our way to the shinto Asakusa shrine / Senso-ji. Both are the most popular of their type in Tokyo.

The more we got close to the area the more crowded it got. The shrine / temple area is a real hot spot, but no surprise, it is simply gorgeous:

 At the Chozuya, a sort of water ablution pavilion, you actually can purify yourself before entering the main shrine.

five stored pagoda

 Next to the shrine there is the buddhist garden with several buddhist temples:

Mochi at Awashima-do

The sign of "O-Waraji" is a lucky charm and should support you in being a "good walker" by touching it.

Nakamise Street, the street of approach to the temple, is lined with a lot of small shops in old japanese styled huts. You can get a wide range of souvenirs and dishes here like f. e.  Kimono, Robes, Buddhist scrolls, T-Shirts, pendants, noodles, sweets...

..but the street is very crowded @___@

Askusa Shrine is a MUST see when you're in Tokyo. Its quite fascinating entering the "old / traditional" Japan admidst the loud, hectic Tokyo.

Thank you for reading! <3

Sunday, August 7, 2016

8. Golden Rhenania - Schloss Augustusburg Brühl

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

last sunday the 8. Golden Rhenania Lolita Meet-Up took place and the Location for this Meet-Up couldn't be any better: Schloss Augustusburg in Bruehl.

I love this dress so much p__q / it is from "Metamorphose, temps de fille":  Fancy Egg

I went to Schloss Augustusburg already two years ago as part of another Lolita Meet-Up (1. Castles & Princesses - Lolita Meet-Up in Brühl ) and felt in love with the beautiful Augustusburg Palace and the gardens.
Due I had partaken at the guided tour already, Kuraude and I used the time for a lot of photos and simply enjoying the beautiful premises:

lovely Kuraude in lovely red 

We attracted the attention of quite a lot of people and they were all friendly and polite, asked whether they could take a photo with us and why we were wearing such fancy dresses. Some people just adressed compliments. <3
Sadly, those above written reactions are quite outstanding, usually not a single Lolita Meet-Up Ends without cathing up some silly comments and/or opinions you actually didn't asked for. But this time - not even a single one (this day is a turn-up for the books!)

Well, before we then had a seat in a nearby cafe with the whole lovely Lolita crew we need to take a group photo of course:

Thereafter we chatted for 3-4 hours in the cafe Time flew by very fast and the cake and cacao were both very delicious. I really had a fun day and looking forward to the next "Golden Rhenania"-Lolita Meet-Up in around two months. XOXOXO