Three Word Thursday #25 I’m linking up with Amanda’s Running with Spoons for “Thinking Out loud” on Thursdays. I noticed that since I’ve started working, I’m much more focused and disciplined in general. I’m more tired, but I get stuff done. I make better plans and stick to them, because even though I’m leaving the […]
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My weekly ramble #29 If you read my post Q is for… (weekly ramble #26) you know that this was my second attempt to hike up Mount Umunhum. This time we found a parking spot and successfully hiked the 8.2. mile loop up and back down the legendary summit. It was perfect hiking […]
Today was a beautiful Sunday with sleeping in, family breakfast, a bike ride with my guy, decluttering the garage, baking a Mohn-Streuselkuchen (poppy seed crumble cake) and some shopping. I realized that it’s only seven more weeks to Christmas! And we’re going to Germany for Weihnachten and I’m very much looking forward to it. I […]
Three Word Thursday #24 Yesterday I found an interesting facebook post in a group of “Germans in San Francisco and the Bay Area”. Someone posted the question: “Are here any Germans who came to came “for ever” but eventually moved back home anyway? Which reasons have convinced you in the end? My husband and I […]
Deutsch für Kinder im Ausland: Sprachspiele Heute stelle ich einige Sprachspiele vor, die Spaß machen und mit denen der deutsche Wortschatz spielerisch erweitert werden kann. Ich habe die Spiele in Karten-, Brett- und Interaktionsspiele eingeteilt, wobei manche Spiele in mehr als eine Kategorie passen. Mit all diesen Sprachspielen habe ich in meinen Kursen und Klassen […]
Three Word Thursday #23 Here’s my random ranting on this beautiful Thursday. I don’t even know where to start. Yes, I do. ξ First of all, I want to apologize to all my subscribers and facebook followers. I had to change my blog theme and after I uploaded the new demo, it send out all the sample […]
My weekly ramble #28 This morning I met up with three women from my meetup group. We went hiking in Los Gatos and had lunch at the Purple Onion Café after. Jo and her Monday walks have inspired me to end or start the week with a hike. That is why I’ve been trying to […]
Arbeitshefte Deutsch Wie schon im Einführungspost meiner Blogserie “Deutsch für Kinder im Ausland” erwähnt, wird es mit der Zeit immer schwieriger, die deutsche Sprache bei Kindern, die längere Zeit außerhalb Deutschlands leben, zu bewahren. Nicht alle Kinder haben die Möglichkeit auf eine deutsche Auslandsschule zu gehen und der Anteil der deutschen Sprache im Alltag ist […]
Three Word Thursday #22 My weekly wool gathering is again linked up with Amanda’s Running with Spoons. Hop over and check out other interesting arbitrary ideas. ξ There was an earthquake on Monday 6pm PST and we didn’t feel it. That happened before, but I’m starting to get a bit nervous. I’m […]
German Apple Crumble Cheesecake Today I’d like to share one of my favorite cake recipes with you. It was passed on to me by my mom and it’s become kind of legendary in our family. It’s easy and the cake is delicious. And if you like cheesecake and apples, you definitely have to try it. […]
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Tell me, what you will do with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver
I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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