Thursday, October 3, 2013

Things that brighten a rainy day....

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for another Random Thursday post with these girls and this topic. 







I don't even mind rainy days once in a while. I kind of like the atmosphere when it is raining outside. Also, going for a walk in the rain can be fun if it is not pouring down. 
But yeah, here are some things that brighten the ugly fall days.

Books.

Reading always makes me happy and relaxes me so much so I love to hang out on the couch on a rainy day with a good book and a cup of tea. You can't beat that. 


Watching a movie.

I love to spend an evening with David on the couch, watching a good movie or a show and just relax. Definitely a great thing to do on a rainy fall day when you don't want to leave the house. 

Animals. 

Animals always brighten my day. That's for sure. I mean, look at them.






Food. 

Yes, food makes me happy. Not just eating it but also preparing it. I think a rainy fall day is the perfect occasion to try some new recipes.

Online shopping.

I don't necessarily have to buy anything, it's just fun to look around and make a virtual wishlist. 

Taking a bath.

Preferably with a good book and a Lush bath bomb. I always feel relaxed after taking a bath and it's definitely a good thing to do on a cold day. 

Tea and Hot Chocolate. 

In combination with a good book, of course. Right now, my favorite teas are chai, peppermint, Irish breakfast tea, green tea...well, I like all kind of teas. What's your favorite?



Redecorating. 

I love to rearrange the furniture, add some new decoration, paint the walls, sort through my books. Perfect thing to do on a rainy day.


What are the things that brighten your rainy day?
Have a lovely Thursday!

PS: My friend Stephanie from meet.make.laugh. just reminded me of doing a puzzle. I love it and I can't wait to start a new one soon. It's so relaxing!

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  1. Those are exactly my favorite things to do when it's raining or when I'm sick at home! Happy Thursday, sweetie xxx

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    1. Glad you agree! :) Hope you are having a wonderful evening, sweetie! Hugs!

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  2. I love doing puzzles on rainy days. Though we have had a lot of rainy days lately, and I have not yet worked on a puzzle! ~Stephanie

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    1. How could I forget about puzzles? I love puzzles and recently got one which I want to start soon! Hope you'll enjoy yours!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I want to kiss those little bunny noses. Cuddling is always good on a rainy day--sadly Jiao is not a cuddler but Max has been very snuggly lately. And books and tea are awesome--I think that's all I've done all week, read and drink tea, get a refill and carry on! I like green or peppermint best I think, but I need to try some different kinds.

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    1. I am sure the bunnies would love your kisses! I love to cuddle with the cats, they are both huge cuddlers, especially Tiger. I will probably spend the rest of my day reading and drinking tea, it's pretty rainy over here today!

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  4. movies are at the top of my list for rainy days, accompanied with a blanket, some hot chocolate, and a snack.. perfection!

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    1. It's definitely perfection! That's what I will do tonight!

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  5. There's nothing more to add :) I'd do exactly the same things on a rainy day :D
    The first thing that popped into my mind was a good book and a hot chocolate.
    That's something I really look forward to in fall and winter. But I do hope we won't get too many rainy days ;)
    Ich denk an Dich und drücke Dich ganz feste, liebe Katrin <3

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    1. We have so much in common, Beate! I hope there won't be too many rainy days either. I mean, I love to go out for a walk so it should not rain too much for that!
      I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
      Ich denke an Dich und drück Dich ganz dolle! <3

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  6. i love rainy days too. just sitting by the window pane, book in one hand, coffee/hot chocolate in another. hearing the rain pitter-patter.

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    1. I love to hear the rain falling, it is kind of relaxing!
      Have a fabulous weekend!

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  7. There's nothing like a hot drink and a good book on a rainy day! :-)

    I actually rearranged some furniture yesterday, but it wasn't raining... we just wanted to move some things around.

    Love the photo of the kitty peering out of the leaves!

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    1. Hehe, yeah, she is a fun kitty! :)

      So cool that you rearranged some furniture. I really enjoy doing that. It makes your place look like a completely new place. Haha.

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  8. Good choices, although I love rainy days so mine dont need any brightening. Books are always better and tea is always yummier when its raining outside. Plus naps are the best with the patter of rain on the roof!!

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    1. Yeah, I really enjoy rainy days too. Sometimes it could stop when I want to go out for a walk but when I want to spend the day at home then it is pretty relaxing!

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  9. I like rainy days once in a while so I just stay home and be unproductive and do fun little hobbies! Those are all happy things!

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    1. Those are definitely happy things to do. I love to just stay at home and do the things I enjoy. And rainy days are perfect for that!

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  10. Well since we're basically twins, it's no surprise that I agree with almost all of these. Except the cooking. I do not like cooking - mostly because I panic when following a recipe and not only forget something important, but also make a huge mess that I then have to clean up. It's an ordeal. I'm EXCELLENT at jam on toast, though. I looooooooove tea! Somewhat obsessed. I don't do well with caffeine, so I tend to go for decaf, herbal and rooibos, which is probably my fave. We have a store here called DavidsTea that is heaven! If we do a swap, I'll send you some to try. I also like Harney & Sons - and the tins are so pretty!

    Your pets are ADORABLE, I just want to cuddle them! Do you have 3 cats?

    Thanks, as always, for linking up & sharing with us! Love your list!

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    1. Haha, we really are! :) Glad you agree with almost everything on my list! I always make a huge mess when I cook and I never really follow the recipes. It's more like experimenting. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it does not, especially when I bake something. I am sure your jam on toast is delicious!
      I love rooibos tea too!I have heard about David's Tea and I looked at their website and they have so many fantastic teas! I always wanted to order some of it! It really looks like tea heaven! I have never heard about Harney & Sons though so I have to check that out!

      The cat behind the flowers is my Dad's cat Jerry! Love her so much!

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  11. Something that would brighten up a rainy day is exactly that, rain, haha! I SO love rain and miss it so much.

    Eating goes really well with it, hehe.

    And I love how your cats are always cuddling! :D

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Katrin!

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    1. I guess you don't get that much rain in California! I would miss it too!
      The cats really always cuddle, they are such sweethearts. They are doing it right now. Sleeping and cuddling. And eating. Way to go. :)

      Have a fantastic weekend, Miki! Hugs!

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  12. I live for the occasional rainy day! It's only really when it rains that I don't feel guilty spending the day doing nothing. It's supposed to be dark and rainy all weekend here and I couldn't be more excited :)

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    1. Haha yeah, exactly! It really is the perfect excuse to spend the day relaxing!
      Hope you are having a fantastic weekend, Sara!

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  13. Online shopping and books? We must be twins because that's what I did this rainy day

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    1. I am sure it was a fantastic day! :)

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  14. Reading and watching a movie are my favorite relaxing moments. I <3 animals, especially stray and feral ones, I come visit them whilst traveling. I just built my virtual wish list for 2014 :)

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    1. I am sure your wishlist is awesome. :)
      Yes, I love stray animals too. I wish I could offer them all a home. If I ever win the lottery and own a castle, I will! :)

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  15. The rain here used to bug me, and okay sometimes it still does because it seems to rain every time we go somewhere. But I'm getting used to it. Now that I'm unemployed I kind of like rainy days. I've been on sort of a third shift schedule so they're good for sleeping during the day. I agree with your list also. It's funny I should read it now because it's another dreary day and I'm about to take a bubble bath with a book.

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    1. Yeah, I agree, sometimes it starts raining as soon as I plan to go outside. That can be a bit annoying! But that weather is perfect when you plan to stay inside anyways because everything is so cozy and comfy then. :)

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