Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vacation, snow and books

Hubby and I spent the last few days in Bavaria. I needed some relaxation before starting my revisions on The Other Life. It was beautiful. And relaxing. The pic shows the view from the roof terrace of our hotel room.
Another pic showing the view. If it hadn't been so cold, I would have sat on the roof terrace with my laptop to write. At home I don't have such a gorgeous view.

That's the view after heavy snowfall.

That's a pic of Berchtesgaden (a small town near the Alps). Hubby and I were enjoying the small but cozy Christmas Market there. We also enjoyed the Christmas Markets in Munich, Salzburg and Nuremberg, that's why I gained about four pounds during our vacation. *sigh*

No good vacation without books, right? Right. Sadly, I forgot to pack books into my suitcase. *gasp*
Of course, there was only one solution: I had to buy new books.
I was relieved when I found a little English bookstore in Munich with a nice selection of young adult books. After I read the first two chapters of Matched by Ally Condie and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly I knew I had to have those books. Now I just need to find the time to finish them... (even my bunnies love books as you can see on the pic. Well, they love them a bit too much, especially the taste...)

Last but not least: My doggie Balu in our garden enjoying the snow! Isn't he cute?


Meredith McCardle said...

Your dog is simply adorable!

Monique Cherie said...

Balu looks like he had fun, what a cutie,
I have never seen snow, living in australia i have to drive for ever and well i cant drive lol,
it looks so cushy and fun,
hope you had a nice holiday, xx

Shari Arnold said...

Cute!! I love bunnies!
Reading Matched right now. So far I'm totally into it!

Katie Ashley said...

Oh, these pics are BEAUTIFUL! I've always wanted to go to Bavaria.

And I love the doggie pic!!!

Megan Miranda said...

Wow! Such beautiful pics!
I just read both of those books -- both AMAZING! Good choices :)

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

What an amazing getaway! I never got the chance to go to Germany. I hope to go someday soon--especially at Christmas time. Your pictures are gorgeous. I wonder what versions of those books you got? British versions?

Balu is just precious!

Susan R. Mills said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Both those books are on my list. And, finally, your dog is too cute!

Colene Murphy said...

Lovely! Glad you had a nice vacation! (and found some books!)

Abby Minard said...

Gorgeous! Wish I could just hop on over to Bavaria!