emigrant · travel

A Snowy Break in the Black Forest

You hear Black Forest, you think gateau. It is the ultimate in word association. Far from being one of those cliches that the locals hate foreigners to connect with their home, the people of the Black Forest love their Schwarzwaldkirschtorte, Black Forest gateau. And their cukoo clocks for that matter. They are fiercely proud of both.… Continue reading A Snowy Break in the Black Forest

emigrant · food

Vanilla Crescents – Our Favourite Christmas Biscuit

Advent is almost at an end, meaning Christmas is almost upon us. Since moving to Germany almost fifteen years ago I have come to love Advent, primarily due to the endless traditions in Advent. There’s the feast of St. Nicholas when children’s boots are filled with chocolate, nuts and fruit. There’s the baking of Fruchtebrot,… Continue reading Vanilla Crescents – Our Favourite Christmas Biscuit

emigrant · Home · Parenting

Those Little Christmassy Things

Clove-studded oranges and gold-sprayed foliage, red candles and wire ribbon, spiced beef, chocolate coins and The Snowman on the telly. Those are my little Christmassy things. Not memories as such. Not traditions either. More like short scenes or photos in my mind. They are things that immediately bring the Christmases of my childhood to mind.… Continue reading Those Little Christmassy Things

emigrant · Parenting · travel

Oldbrige & The Battle of the Boyne Museum

Recently on Facebook some fellow Irish Parenting Bloggers and I got into a chat about places to visit around Drogheda and Dundalk. I’m not familiar with Dundalk at all but having been to school in Drogheda and being based in the area whenever we are home in Ireland on holiday, I have a few favourite… Continue reading Oldbrige & The Battle of the Boyne Museum