Week 11 of working from home: First visit of the office. Weird and not weird. I may have spent too much in isolation because I greeted my parking spot…Also, on a walk later I saw a baby magpie on her first flight!…#workingremotely #homeoffice #selfisolation #babybirds #magpie

Week 11 of working from home: First visit of the office. Weird and not weird. I may have spent too much in isolation because I greeted my parking spot...Also, on a walk later I saw a baby magpie on her first flight!...#workingremotely #homeoffice #selfisolation #babybirds #magpie

All tuckered out after playing with a 4 year old that was excited to meet her. Their energies matched and they had a lot of fun together but I have the feeling Sylvie might be more tired ;) …#cat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #meetingallthepeople #sylvie #sylviethecat

All tuckered out after playing with a 4 year old that was excited to meet her. Their energies matched and they had a lot of fun together but I have the feeling Sylvie might be more tired ;) ...#cat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #meetingallthepeople #sylvie #sylviethecat

"Now, tell me: Which bird are you going to turn into a new colourway? The robins I've been watching or the silly sparrows that come around all day long?"…#cattitude #indiedyercat #cat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #sylvie #sylviethecat

"Now, tell me: Which bird are you going to turn into a new colourway? The robins I've been watching or the silly sparrows that come around all day long?"...#cattitude #indiedyercat #cat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #sylvie #sylviethecat

Nine weeks of working from home and mostly isolating and the Universe showing up with a perfect match was all that was needed for me to change the moment *when* a cat would come to live with me. Meet Sylvie!Miss Sylvie is 8 months old and despite her young age already through a big surgery. She had a hernia that needed to be fixed with some medical mesh to keep her insides in place. Having gone through that exact same surgery as a kid I knew how painful it is (her scar is bigger than mine!). So, we're both running around with medical mesh in our bodies. She is a diluted calico. Calicos are said to bring luck. Her name Sylvie means "Spirit of the wood". It's perfect and she will keep her name….#cat #mycat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuedcat #specialneedscats #perfectmatch

Nine weeks of working from home and mostly isolating and the Universe showing up with a perfect match was all that was needed for me to change the moment *when* a cat would come to live with me. Meet Sylvie!Miss Sylvie is 8 months old and despite her young age already through a big surgery. She had a hernia that needed to be fixed with some medical mesh to keep her insides in place. Having gone through that exact same surgery as a kid I knew how painful it is (her scar is bigger than mine!). So, we're both running around with medical mesh in our bodies. She is a diluted calico. Calicos are said to bring luck. Her name Sylvie means "Spirit of the wood". It's perfect and she will keep her name....#cat #mycat #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuedcat #specialneedscats #perfectmatch

I love to bake and when a friend is asking for a specific cake that is a lovely memory I can't help myself and find a recipe to make it happen.Today's cake is a specialty of my very home province, Sächsische Eierschecke. It's a 3 layered cake that got its name from a piece of men's clothing in the 14th century that was called Schecke and was a tunic with a belt, dividing it into 3 parts.The bottom layer is a baking powder dough or a sponge cake (in my version it's somewhere similar to a cookie dough).The layer in the middle is made with quark, vanilla sauce powder and lemon juice. Since quark is hard to get by here in Canada (unless I want to spend a fortune on the cake) I substitute with cream cheese or Greek yogurt. The top layer is vanilla pudding/custard with egg yolks, butter and beaten egg whites folded in. The recipe I used is one my mom clipped out of an old "Wochenpost" which was a weekly newspaper in cold war East Germany. The taste was better than either of us remembered. Three times the work of a plain cheesecake but oh soooo worth it. This one is definitely going onto the rotation list….#eierschecke #saechsischeeierschecke #eierscheckeofinstagram #baking #bakingfromscratch #stressbaking #homemade

I love to bake and when a friend is asking for a specific cake that is a lovely memory I can't help myself and find a recipe to make it happen.Today's cake is a specialty of my very home province, Sächsische Eierschecke. It's a 3 layered cake that got its name from a piece of men's clothing in the 14th century that was called Schecke and was a tunic with a belt, dividing it into 3 parts.The bottom layer is a baking powder dough or a sponge cake (in my version it's somewhere similar to a cookie dough).The layer in the middle is made with quark, vanilla sauce powder and lemon juice. Since quark is hard to get by here in Canada (unless I want to spend a fortune on the cake) I substitute with cream cheese or Greek yogurt. The top layer is vanilla pudding/custard with egg yolks, butter and beaten egg whites folded in. The recipe I used is one my mom clipped out of an old "Wochenpost" which was a weekly newspaper in cold war East Germany. The taste was better than either of us remembered. Three times the work of a plain cheesecake but oh soooo worth it. This one is definitely going onto the rotation list....#eierschecke #saechsischeeierschecke #eierscheckeofinstagram #baking #bakingfromscratch #stressbaking #homemade