How was your Monday? I hope you had a nice start into the week?
It's strange right? Mondays are always drab in winter. We had the brightest sunshine here over the whole weekend but as soon as it was Monday morning we had drab and foggy and damp weather. It's getting colder and colder again in Germany, today it even began to snow for half an hour or so. Well, I can't complain because I love winter!
And I had a day off today anyway and put up with a 1 hour trainride only to go shopping, but I'll tell you more about it next time... :)
♥ pants, shirt & cardi: h&m ♥ jacket: vero moda ♥ scarf: accessorize ♥ belt: thrifted ♥ shoes: akira ♥
I took these photos with the self-timer yesterday. Look at the background, do you remember Penelope the boat?
Patrick had to take me to his band rehearsal because we were invited to dinner by his parents afterwards, so while the band was rehearsing I went outside to see if the old mill estate was still the same. Basically it was, only the bad weeds had been removed so the whole yard looked much tidier than the last time.
Poor old Penelope was still standing there in her corner under the holey corrugated metal roof, letting the time pass her by. Somehow it feels like she was waiting for me to visit her because I think I'm the only person who roams this abandonned mill from time to time. All the other people only park their cars there and hang around in the newer building next to the mill where the rehearsal rooms are.
Hmm, Penelope always makes me sigh...
Isn't it funny that I unconsciously chose a navyblue outfit to match the boat? :)
As if I had subconsciously known that I would take photos in front of Penelope (I had not planned it)!
I actually chose this outfit because of our dinner date. Greek restaurant means stuffing your face with grilled pork and tzaziki to me! I was so looking forward to the Greek food, especially after the mistaken evening at the Russian restaurant yesterday! That's why I put on the comfy pants and a loose shirt that would hide the full stomach later on. Furthermore I love the combo of navyblue and brown!
Trying to smile away the cold.
Can you tell it was freezing cold outside? I don't know if I look cold in the photos, but I was so glad when I could put on my jacket again in the end. We had -3°C with an icy wind, which is not so nice in a floral viscose shirt. I even dug out my gloves again although I had thrown them back into my closet because of the warmer weather the other day.
♥ necklace: accessorize shoes: akira ♥ ring: h&m shoes: akira ♥
After the yummy Greek food we went to Patrick's parents to see their new kittens. Aawwww I love kittens! So cute! They were so terrific that I forgot to take photos...awesome. I promise I'll take some next time! They have a black and white little kitty with a black spot on the nose and a little tiger, Mimmi and Looky. Looky got his name because he looks at everything with his cute big brown eyes. And Mimmi is the funniest kitten ever! She doesn't like Coke, so when I raised my glass she jumped onto the sofa, climbed onto my lap and wanted to see what was the black stuff I had there. I put the glass down to let her snuffle and as soon as the Coke smell entered her nostrils, away she ran.
Anti-Coke kitty :)
I have some more photos of the old mill for you here:
I love to take pictures of decaying buildings. I don't know why but I think you can find the best motives in places like these! Decay is a fascinating thing to capture on pictures in general. It's this ambiguity that makes it interesting: on the one hand it's beautiful, but on the other hand it's also frightening to be reminded of your own mortality right?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed all of yesterday's photos! :)
Have a great day!
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