These past few days across Europe (and many other parts of the world), it has been Carnival, Munich included (it’s called Fasching here). For weeks the big department stores have dedicated huge sections of floor space to rows and rows of fancy dress gear, some of it more than slightly odd. You name it, […]
A couple of pictures from a trip to The Zoo yesterday for (the now) Seven Year Old’s Birthday! I didn’t take many photos of the animals, as Zoos don’t really inspire me much, but I did like the domesticated animal above waiting patiently with a new friend for his owners!… Thankfully the weather gods were […]
The soundtrack to today has been mini-avalanches of snow sliding off the roof. It’s amazing how loud it is, and it’s also amazing how relentless winter has been here this week. Lots of sliding about in cars, and not many signs of Spring yet! A few pictures from another kind of sliding at beautiful […]
I couldn’t resist posting this…. I took this picture shortly before we left Denmark, but it’s perfect for today don’t you think? Happy Valentines!
I realised on Monday that we have been here for exactly three months!… A quarter of a year already! Sometimes it actually feels shorter than that, as there are still a fair few boxes lying around the place that need unpacking and sorting! And sometimes it feels as though we haven’t moved at all, […]
Psychedelic Eggs – This is how they sell boiled eggs here in Germany. The closer it gets to Easter, the more colourful they get!
“Of course you’re going to need to get a dirndl”. “A what sorry?” “A dirndl, you know the kind of dress that you see everyone wearing at the Oktoberfest?”. “Just to wear to Oktoberfest? What if I don’t go to Oktoberfest?” “Nooooo Emma, you will be wearing a dirndl lots of times. In your […]
The main reason that I was hanging around a snowy Munich square (taking pictures of a blue bike), was that I was waiting to witness the spectacle that is the Schäfflertanz (or The Cooper’s Dance), that takes place just before Carnival time once every seven years! Thought to originate in the 1500’s after the plague […]