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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Germany is about food, alcohol and candles. The festivities start at the beginning of December. Christmas market stands go up and everyone buys an Adventskranz, a wreath with four candles. The smell of the Glühwein (mulled wine) at the Christmas market stands wafts through the old city. The Hausfrauen start to bake cookies, […]

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Birthday at the thermal baths

My birthday began with my favourite German weekend ritual:  going to the bakery to get some fresh buns for breakfast.  Germans typically have meat and cheese on buns for breakfast, and it is truly something special with fresh buns. Andreas’ sister Conny flew in for the weekend from Northern Germany, and she and Andreas spoiled […]

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Blog Update

Dear Friends, We have finally finished our long overdue blog renovation.  We have moved our blog from its old home at Blogspot to this new address.  We had hoped to complete this change in time for our move to Germany, but we didn’t quite make it.  Nevertheless, here it is! For those of you who […]

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