We’re just back from a few days in France. Since we live ten minutes’ drive from the border, is is generally easy to pop over and back for groceries or for a cafe au lait and croissant on a Saturday morning. It is a perk of living in our part of Germany and the novelty… Continue reading Learning French on Holidays avec Monsieur Roscoe.
Escape. Isn’t it what we all want in a holiday? Escape from the routine of daily life. Escape from the stress and rush of meetings, school runs, housework and commitments. Especially in Summer we want to get away from it all, sit in the sun and sip wine. You might think, reading my blog, that… Continue reading Escaping
This week’s German Holidays post takes us to the former East German city of Dresden. A year ago a family reunion on The Bavarian’s side of the family meant that we got to spend three days in the impressive capital city of the German state of Saxony (Sachsen). This was my first trip to Dresden… Continue reading Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden
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
Do: Get them a mug of Kinderpunsch (hot, non-alcoholic punch) Point out the twinkly fairy lights, the Christmas tree and any other light effects Make sure they at least try some of the delicious, sweet and savoury food on offer Let them go on the carousel Bring them to see the crib Make sure they… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Children to a Christmas Market
It goes without saying that visiting my family is the main reason for us to return to Ireland as often as we can. But more and more, we have been treating our trips to Ireland as real holidays. I want the boys to really know the country and how it ticks. So apart from the… Continue reading 6 Reasons We’ll Never Tire of Holidaying in Ireland
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