My favourite social activity is probably cooking for friends and sharing a bottle of wine with them. I love trying out new recipes on other people, ranging from sneakily healthy dinners to multi-course extravaganzas. I dream of having an open kitchen where everyone can gather - but for now I make do with having a sofa for guests in the kitchen. I rarely buy cookies - but mostly because I want to try making them myself.
I adore having so many opportunities here to enjoy culture in its different forms - festivals, museums, theater, opera, ballet - I love it all! Though I have to admit that I sometimes stray to the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden to bask in all of its neo-baroque glory.
Physical activity is an important stress relief for me, as well as means of keeping fit. I try to run regularly, take some (low-level) ballet classes and do your run-of-the-mill fitness training. I'm also thinking about trying my hand at fencing.