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 […]
Snow Bikes – Munich
We have guests staying with us this week… my sister, brother in law and my baby nephew! A bit like the Three Kings, they came bearing valuable gifts – Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs and decent tea bags, which believe me are worth just as much as gold, frankincense and myrrh to an English Expat! We […]
Frozen dew drop
I was up at 5.30 this morning. Not out of choice, but to pack the Small People and the husband off on a day long ski-trip organised by the school, hence the very early start! The temptation to go back to bed once they had gone was great, but I resisted! We had a […]