It’s been way too long since my last post. Life just got in the way and the end of the year madness was insane. But summer officially started and on Tuesday me and my two girls landed in Germany for our annual visit. Today, still suffering jet lag, we spent the day in Düsseldorf (capitol of […]
May is National Bike Month. In the Bay Area cycling has been growing constantly over the last years. When we moved here in 2009 it was just the “new Golf”. Only middle-aged men with money seemed to ride around with their super expensive Cervelos and Spezialized bikes. Now you actually start seeing “normal people” on average bikes, sometimes […]
Californians are particularly happy, friendly and helpful. They smile a lot and it’s not odd at all to get smiled at by a complete stranger. When I’m running on the trail it actually happens all the time. And I try to smile back. Not always, sometimes you’re just preoccupied with your own stuff, but definitely more […]
In the last six month a new toy has become “the thing to have”.It’s out of wood and called “Kendama”. It is a traditional japanese toy consisting of a ken (sword) and tama (ball) connected by a string. It’s been very popular for a few months now and when I told a few german friends, they didn’t even know what […]
Today we went to Campbell downtown to have brunch with some friends. But we didn’t know that the “17th Bunnies and Bonnets Parade” was scheduled for 12 pm, so first we had a hard time parking, because E Campbell Avenue was closed to traffic. That was a little annoying, since my husband is on crutches right […]
This was not my first time on a school bus, and I actually noticed this box earlier, but today it gave me the creeps again. I mean, hey, sure you can or even should you have this box on a school bus, but do you really need to label it?? I don’t really think that […]
I want to start sharing some of our travel experiences. Last year in Spring Break I took my girls on a road trip to Death Valley. We stranded in the middle of nowhere because the alternator of our Eurovan died on me. After a 2-night break in Ridgecrest, CA we eventually spent only 24 hours […]
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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
—Mary Lou Cook
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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