Liv Hambrett

Germany + Australia + Culture + Motherhood + Home

Travel + Life Abroad

Zu Hause

We’re home and Kiel is in high spirits. Spring, it seems, sort of sprang while we were away. There are clusters of daffodils bowing modestly, people are sitting outdoors and appearing to actually enjoy it as opposed to simply enduring it. Our cab driver was pumping Taylor Swift. The sky is not yet dark and it’s a few minutes before nine. Our windows are wide open and the breeze that’s rolling in is barely noticeable, indeed it’s rather pleasant.

The first load of laundry is on, the milk-run has been made and my tea is in a mug with a generous splash of the just-purchased milk. We’re not in Turkey anymore, Toto. There are lessons to plan, 1000 photos to upload and edit and what has turned out to be essentially a month of to-ing and fro-ing, bouncing between cities and countries, celebrating with family, over-eating and drinking, to fully absorb and process. Leipzig, Göteborg, Berlin, Weiden, Istanbul.

Istanbul – oh, Istanbul – will come. But right now, we’re finally home. Hurrah.




  1. Isa

    18 April, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Look forward to the photos. My main Turkish trip was all apple tea and bargaining, sort of; and men asking me if I was really Turkish – I go really dark in the sun and have weird green eyes – scary! Talk about blending in with yokels, until I opened me gob! Did you pick up any cool cds? Now I have an Ohrwurm – and I cannot for the life of me remember the song’s name, just remember the melody; it dates back to ’91 or ’92. Need to find that song—-now……

    1. Liv

      19 April, 2013 at 7:32 am

      I am shocking at bargaining, gave the game away instantly with ‘oh, great!’ when being told the prices of various things. Utter failure. I did drunk plenty of tea, though. And raki!

  2. Isa

    19 April, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I wasn’t able to find the song I raved on about. The cassette is long gone now, although I can remember the cassette picture, front cover or whatever, just not the name of the band or the song I like. Annoying. One day, one day…. Oh, and were you given pressies along the way, trinkets n stuff “come in for an apple tea and I’ll give this present to thee” — hoping you’ll be tempted to buy ‘things’.

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