One of the difficult things about living in a foreign country for an extended period of time is learning how to handle their customs. Many European countries celebrate carnival for the week in the run up to Ash Wednesday, dressing up and scaring off evil spirits. For the first seven years that I lived in… Continue reading And Germany’s Silly Season Begins…..
The house is strewn wth discarded costumes – a hard hat, swords and shields, a fireman’s trousers, a pussycat’s tail – and the baby is dressed as a dragon. I myself am about to don Bavarian tradional dress and hand out sweets at kindergarten (the things you do for your kids know no bounds). Carneval… Continue reading Carneval is Here Again