Week 48 through the phone

The last week of November, I made those chunky Wrist Worms, love the aubergine ones and should make myself a pair. I’m curious – do you have a pair of Wrist Worms? Which colour?

Made my standard pasta (whatever shape I have at home with a super simple tomato sauce which I tweak every time I make it & mozzarella). Went to the pharmacy to get medicine.

Took a walk in the evening and had a flat white, glad Fine Bagels is open until 8pm. I sent the picture to the right to Johan with the words I love living in a big city.

Our bodies started telling us both they were tired of carbs, so most of the week we ate prison soup (various veggies in broth) & salads with beans or chickpeas. More Wrist Worms were made, all these are sold out – hopefully more of the purple yarn will arrive later this week and the dark mustard later today.

I tend to forget to go outside unless I have an errand to run, these pictures are from a non-errand walk. The lockdown has made me appreciate home much more, love being here and not feel the temptation/obligation to go out to bars and meet people.

Found a piece of the Berlin I fell in love with.

A sad picture and a picture of food I love. We had some days of not eating dairy, eggs or meat.

Coal shopping again. And Wrist Worms, as per usual this time of the year. 20% off this week with code 2ADVENT! I really don’t have time to get the stupid virus this month so I’m screaming DON’T HUG ME to everyone I meet. Busy or not, please just respect the social distance. We’re in this together and as much as I don’t want to get sick myself, I even more don’t want to make anyone else sick.

Spent time with Charley, his parents and Johan having a party listening to great music and laughing our asses off. Finding friends like these when being 40+ is something I would have never believed when I was younger.

On Saturday I met up with my friends Ernie & Jacqui to finally meet their baby Millie, how cute is she? 7 months old and a sweetheart.

Coffee from Happy Baristas who Johan works for and then back home for crochet and brussel sprouts – I’m addicted to them. With Johan’s garlic olive oil and sea salt. Do you have a favourite way of eating brussel sprouts? I made these last year and WOW, try it! That sauce.

OK, time to continue this fashionable week of crochet, laundry at the laundromat 1km away, coal shopping & book-keeping. Let’s see if Week 50 delivers any nice pictures at all, there is at least a Christmas tree in the house which is very cute.


  • Caroline
    December 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    My favorite way of cooking brussels sprouts is in syrup on the pan which makes them sweet, caramel-y and delicious!

  • Tina
    December 9, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Really liked that combination of a dog photo mixed with a Berlin photo πŸ™‚ I enjoy your blog a lot!

    • Sandra
      January 5, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks so much Tina, happy to hear! xo

  • Claire
    December 9, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Yes! I have many pairs. My first was hot pink, then green, now red and grey and petrol (+a matching hat!). I love them so, so much.

    • Sandra
      January 5, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Oh, Claire – I’m so happy to hear! Thank you <3

  • Joanne Spittler
    December 14, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Well, I have an ochre yellow pair and a green pair. That rich, natural green. Both bought some years ago. Now I’m looking forward to a moss green pair and a turquoise sort of pair for our pre-teen girl. And, hooray!, Camilla, the butcrack, is moving in! We’ll have so much fun! Must watch out that Shaun the poodle doesn’t grab her. Sprouts? Boiled, I must try squashed and in syrup.


    • Sandra
      January 5, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      Oooo hope everything has arrived by now!! xo

  • Gaby
    December 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Why do you buy coal in so small packages instead of ordering one ton or so for the whole winter? Is that more convenient?

    • Sandra
      December 16, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Because we don’t have a basement space and it’s illegal to keep hundreds of kilos in the apartment you see πŸ™‚

  • Inge
    December 29, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Lovely and inspiring pictures! If I can add another lovely way to eat brussels sprouts: divine!!

  • Holly
    December 29, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Dear Sandra – I hope you’ve had a lovely christmas! I’m looking to buy a pair of wrist worms using your discount code, but I can’t see at all where to put the code in when I checkout? I’ve looked for ages, but maybe I’m being a bit dim… could you let me know where to put the code? thank you! πŸ™‚

    • Sandra
      December 30, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Hi Holly, Hope you had a lovely christmas, too! Glad you like the Wrist Worms πŸ™‚ The code was valid during 2nd advent, they aren’t always on sale you see. xoxo

  • Wendy
    January 5, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Hi Sandra, I have a lovely mustard pair from 2008/9? Something like that, I still love love love the colour – just saw the dark mustard ones in the photo and want them too! I do need to repair one of mine but have no idea how – what do you do if you have a loose thread coming out? I’m not much of a crocheter but I’d like to try πŸ™‚
    You’ve made me want to get some sprouts in my dinner too haha.

    • Sandra
      January 5, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      Oh wow, you’ve had them for so long!
      It’s very hard to tell how to repair them – it’s different from object to object – sometimes it needs stitching, sometimes it needs crochet. Sorry I can’t be of better help.

      Really hoping to get my hands on the dark mustard again soon.
      Thanks for commenting, Wendy! Happy 2021!


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