Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ten On Tuesday. Slow German mail, vegan gummi bears and a capybara.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for more random things on Ten On Tuesday. 

Number 1. 

Yesterday I got some birthday mail from my best friend Julia.  Sometimes the mail from Germany is really really slow but the package finally made it. I can't even put into words how much I love getting mail!

Number 2.

Julia knows me very well so she sent me a pack of vegan gummi bears. Well, gummi hearts with cherry flavor to be correct. I got so excited that I immediately ate half the bag and then felt a little sick. But it was definitely worth it. 
Where can I get vegan gummi bears in America? I haven't been able to find them yet.

Number 3.

She also sent me a DIY cuckoo clock which is totally awesome and also totally German. It immediately got a special spot in the living room. 

Number 4.

Yesterday was an awesome day for mail because I also got a new case for my iPhone which David ordered for me. It did not make it in time for my birthday but as I mentioned before: I love getting mail so this was an awesome surprise. It is blue with white dots and red edges and there is a little red anchor on it. 

Number 5.

I am in love with this little bat and her/his stuffed animal. 
I am pretty sure you will love this too, Martha!

Number 6.

The ingredients for my favorite pasta sauce right now are: tomatoes, peanut butter, chili, horseradish mustard, garlic and pepper. 

Number 7.

My sister-in-law will fly to Australia on Thursday and I have to say that I am a little jealous. Hehe. But I do hope that she will have an awesome time. I can't wait to see her pictures.

Number 8.

My desk is a huge mess. But I would still call it an organized mess. It is full of papers but I know where everything is. 

Number 9.

What would you say is the best DSLR camera for beginners? What camera do you use? I need some recommendations, please.

Number 10.

A capybara is an awesome animal. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


  1. isn't it funny how exciting mail is now when like 20 years it was the norm? haha but what an awesome present! i can totes relate on eating-half-the-bag-in-one sitting bit. story of my life ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    1. I have always been excited to get mail, it is just such a personal thing! :) and yeah, I had to eat half the bag, it was just too good!

  2. Hi there!
    Wait, how are you cooking this pasta sauce? With tomatoes and peanut butter?!
    I need that recipe, pretty please! :-D
    Have a great week!


    1. It's totally easy. I would send it to you via email but I don't have your email address. Okay, I think I switch to German.
      Also, als erstes brate ich immer den Knoblauch und die Chilis zusammen in der Pfanne an, mit Olivelöl. Dann kommen die kleingehackten Tomaten dazu, ich nehm meistens die aus der Dose, geht schneller. :) Dann lässt man das ein bißchen köcheln. Und dann mixe ich nen guten Schuss Meerrettich-Senf und so ca. 2 Esslöffel Erdnussbutter drunter. Dann schmeck ich das mit Salz und Pfeffer und manchmal ein bißchen Curry ab. Fertig. :) Schmeckt total lecker!
      Have a wonderful week!

  3. Gosh I wish I was flying off some where! Umm vegan gummie bears? I am guessing the west coast. Oregon most likely

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

    1. I am in traveling mood also! Well, that is a bit far to travel for vegan gummi bears. :)

  4. I go bananas over mail too! Whenever I'm waiting on something in the mail my husband says I lie in wait behind the blinds to watch for the mailman, I say I just HAPPEN to spend a lot of time near the window, lol.

    You should be able to find vegan gummy bears on Amazon, or maybe through a local health food store. Perhaps your grocery store has a "free from" section for vegans/gluten free? I know Annie's is a good brand for organic/vegan treats.

    That bat is soooooo cuuuuutttteeeeeeee!!! I can't get enough of animals.

    I don't know anything about DSLRs, sadly. I'm still using an old-school film camera!! Or I use my super-cheapie digital camera from Walmart.

    1. Haha, I am exactly the same. :) I also spend a lot of time next to the window when I wait for mail. It is just so exciting.

      I looked at some supermarkets here and they don't have any, not even the vegan ones from haribo. I need to go to the health food store and look or order some online! My bag is almost empty!

      I thought you would love that bat and his stuffed animal! :)

      I love that you use an old school film camera! So cool!

  5. Haha, cool that you found my blog on BBN, I like yours, too!! If you want we can make a button swap :)
    And capybara is exactely the name of the animal we were looking for with my friend as we talked about guinnea pigs two days ago^^

    1. Thanks so much! We can totally do that!
      And it is so funny that you recently talked about capybaras! :)

  6. A bat with it's stuffed animal!!! WHAT?! I can't handle the cuteness!

    1. Me neither. It is soooooo adorable!

  7. I got myself a Nikon D3200 and totally love it. Before I decided on this one I also checked out some Canon models and I think, the Canon Rebel T3i or T4i are supposed to be pretty goog. It just depends on what you like and want out of the camera. Good luck. P.S. I love German mail too. :)

    1. I will have to check them out and compare them! Thanks so much for the recommendations, Susi!


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