Hamburg – My first toy safari

Last May, when Shelly published an article about the Seattle toy safari, I noticed a little note in italic at the end of the article saying:

If you can’t make this meet-up maybe you can make our fall gathering. We’re currently exploring dates in late September for another European meet-up, this time in Hamburg Germany.

What?! The next European toy safari will take place in Hamburg?! I have to be there! Continue reading “Hamburg – My first toy safari”

On Hamburg and other people’s toys

I could say many things about the recent toy safari in Hamburg. I could go on about the people (wonderful and not at all scary), the buildings (new and old and beautiful), the food (the bretzels!!), the lack of sleep (not so fun) or the excessive number of staircases we seemed to climb (over 80 flights in three days).

However I have something else to say about the experience. What I want to write about is playing with, and falling in love with, other people’s toys. Continue reading “On Hamburg and other people’s toys”

It is a wrap

SIP goes Hamburg 2016 is a wrap. A most beautiful weekend in the sunny city of Hamburg, Germany is coming to an end with most guests on their way back to their home cities like London, Stockholm, Malmö, Berlin, Smålandstenar (just south of Bree), Karlsruhe, Charleroi (also known as Brussels South) and Paris (the one with the Eiffel Tower).

A most beautiful weekend packed with historical landmarks, beautiful sunrises (yes, plural), plastic toys and thousands of raw footage shot on Nikon, Canon, Smartphones and a historical Nokia alike. Continue reading “It is a wrap”