Sometimes discovering the traditions and customs of your new country can lead to a lot of questions (and accusing glares) from the two Small People in our house… Like why on earth hasn’t St. Nicholas ever visited before?? They found out about this Patron Saint of around a million things (including thieves, sailors and children) […]
Christmas Stars – Munich – frequently found in the many Christmas Markets here…
Having yet to find a babysitter, one set of visiting grandparents very kindly offered yesterday, so we could go out for our anniversary. Not having been out at all on our own since our arrival, both of us didn’t really want to do the usual spending the whole evening at a posh restaurant as there’s […]
Macarons with Chocolate Philadelphia*. Yes, you did read that correctly. Chocolate Philadelphia, or Milka Philadelphia to be exact, is one of the greatest discoveries I have made in a supermarket in recent years. Foreign supermarkets have always held a fascination for me, (apart from in Denmark where they are mostly diabolical), and I can […]
Bavarian Christmas Decorations in Marienplatz.
The House Guest I blame my grandparents personally. When I was around 9 years of age, they bought all of us grandchildren a subscription to The Young Ornithologists Club, or YOC for short (I wish I could find my badge), which also meant that we were sent a magazine every few weeks. Helped by the […]
The New Girl Last week we had an event that the two small people had been very apprehensive about, the first day at their new school! In preparation I made sure everything was ready the night before – lunchboxes and drinks bottles stood waiting to be filled, school clothes sat in piles at the end […]
I am pleased to report that we are finally in Munich…And so a new chapter begins! We have been here for almost 3 weeks, and it’s taken that long to get some of the basics sorted (like an Internet connection for instance!!…). Gradually though the boxes are disappearing, and we are slowly beginning to get […]