Getting out and about isn’t the only way to survive a long grey German winter. I get just as much enjoyment out of hunkering down with my hoodie and fuzzy socks, putting on the kettle for another cup of tea/hot chocolate/hot vimto and diving into a good book. Yes, I’ll shout it from the rooftops I’m an … Continue reading She reads
We are spending Christmas in Germany again this year, it'll be our forth here and our first in Baden Württemberg. I've been very up and down this Christmas season, the spirit just didn't quite kick in until late on.Christmas markets (and Glühwein) helped, it's not hard to find the evenings festive and beautiful with all … Continue reading Best wishes
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In … Continue reading In Remembrance
...the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. Bonfire night is one of my favourite British celebrations, but since Germany doesn't celebrate failed English assassination attempts it's something that I miss out on, every year. Every year it sneaks up on me, Halloween is over and suddenly all my British friends are heading to … Continue reading Remember, remember….
Today was a lesson of turning negatives into positives. Thanks to the Deutsche Bahn train strike I missed out on my german lesson today. Which is annoying when I've done all my homework and have at least 10 questions, but at least I didn't have to cycle 30km home from work like the husband. I … Continue reading Blogtober – Bad to good
Whilst any progress is progress, my lack of finishing is driving me potty. My to do list is endless, but I have to keep telling myself that it's ok that not everything has a home yet. I'm getting there, as frustrating as it is it will get done, eventually.