Last week’s German holiday post took us to Berchtestgaden in the far south east of Germany. This week we’ll be looking at the south west and another of Germany’s internationally renowned areas, the Black Forest. The Black Forest, famous for its cherry gateau and cuckoo clocks, is a spectacular place to spend a holiday or… Continue reading German Holidays – The Black Forest
During the summer, I mentioned how the memories my children have of summer are so different to my own childhood memories. Today an article of mine was published on The Irish Times website. It looks at how The Bavarian and I have tried to bring the traditions we grew up with into our children’s lives. As… Continue reading Compromising on Tradition, But Loving The Cookies
It may be a bit quiet here on the blog for the next week or so. The Christmas markets have started and as a result we will have a steady stream of visitors over from home to visit them. Soon I’ll be sharing photos and tips for any of you who may want to… Continue reading Hitting The Christmas Markets
It is not quite 7am and the display on the main street reads 23 degrees as I stroll past on my way back from the bakery with a baguette in my hand. Still sleepy from the muggy nighttime heat, I try my best not to scratch the mosquito bites that tingle on my neck and… Continue reading Summer So Strange
We recently returned from our second family camping holiday. It was our first with all three of the boys and it was a great success. The Bavarian was responsible for the choice of location since a) we were going camping with Bavarian friends in Bavaria, and b) he wanted to do some fishing while we… Continue reading A Family Camping Holiday in Frankonia, Germany
One of my all time biggest dreams came true today when an article I wrote about life in Germany was published in The Irish Times, one of Ireland’s main national papers and the paper I have always read. OK, so it was only in the online edition, but I am still pretty proud of myself.… Continue reading My First Byline!