“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Hello and welcome to the spring edition of High Five For Friday. Today, I am going to present you 5 signs that let you know that spring is in the air:
1. It is warm enough for a mountain bike tour
Last Friday afternoon we decided to do our first mountain bike tour of the year! As I am usually lacking condition after the winter break, we normally start very slow and only go to the neighboring village which is 5km away. That makes 10km for the round trip which is certainly enough to begin with! Most of the roads are flat with only a few and not too steep uphill situation – perfect to get into biking again!
2. You can watch a football game in the stadium without freezing
The week before last weekend, I was actually afraid that we would freeze to death in the stadium as the weather did not look promising with everything covered in snow… But then, it changed back to spring temperatures and we had the loveliest weather ever the day we went to the stadium! I had a fantastic time and am very grateful that I had the chance to do this!
3. You can finally wear summer shoes again
I love these new shoes that I already got a while ago from Tamaris but have not been able to wear them due to the cold temperatures. This week was their first outing and I am still in love as they are extremely comfortable!
4. You can make cakes with fresh berries
Even though, berries do not grow here in Germany yet, we can still get them for a reasonable price in our local supermarkets. They are imported from Spain and already taste delicious!! Last Sunday, I made this yummy créme fraîche raspberry cake (another easy and great recipe from the Zucker, Zimt und Liebe baking book). I made it for our swiss visitors who came along for a quick visit on their way home to Switzerland.
5. You can sit on the balcony at night and drink cocktails
This is what I love most about spring and summer: The possibility to sit outside on the balcony in the evenings and until late in the night. Of course, at some point, you will have to wear a light jacket but it is still great! We usually have a glass of wine or have a barbecue outside. Wednesday night, we had some delicious cocktails while enjoying a mild evening!
This weekend, we do not have that many plans. There is going to be a party in our village tomorrow night which we are going to attend but apart from that it will probably just be house planning stuff (we are starting the renovation in less than a month!!!!) and preparation for our upcoming trips to Prague and South Tyrol.
I am also very much looking forward to my Sunday Recipe Link-Up. This week, I am going to share the recipe for my very own creation of Pizza Muffins. Here is a little preview of what will await you:
If you wanna know how to make them, please stop by here on Sunday.
How was your week? Please tell and join the fun! Take part in Lauren Elizabeth’s High Five For Friday and also link up with The Diary of a Real Housewife. I look forward to reading about your week! Please let me know if you’re stopping by from the Link-Ups so that I get a chance to visit you, too!
I wish you all a fabulous weekend ahead!!!