Three Word Thursday

clouds and blossoms I just wanted to share something beautiful on this plain, busy and rather cloudy Thursday. Since I’ve been back in California we had the most glorious weather for February. Temperatures up to 80 ℉ (almost 27 ℃) are pretty rare for this month, even in […]

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Re-entry Blues

Re-entry blues is expat reality.  Coming back to California after visiting Germany is always a challenge for me. No matter how long I was gone, it takes me at least a few weeks to re-adjust. The time in Germany is always characterized by many reunions and […]

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Karneval in Köln

I need to write about my adventures quicker, so they do not overtake me. Three weeks ago Karneval in Cologne (Köln) started. It’s one of the biggest events of the year in this city. It’s what I came to Germany for. Well, besides seeing my family […]

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My weekly ramble

  It was a very special walk on the Sunday a couple weeks ago. A day trip through the streets of the capitol of Sweden: Stockholm. I was on my way to Germany to see my parents and to celebrate “Karneval” in Köln. I flew […]

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Iron Mountain

Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and time for a fresh start and more blog posts, which is one of my New Year’s resolutions. The best resolution I think posted my husband: Spend more time with people & things that make you happy and less with […]

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1. Dezember

It is December, 1st. Yeah! The anticipation of christmas has officially begun. As a German I’m still having trouble waiting that long, because I like this time of the year so much. Living in Germany, the season for me started right after my birthday mid-November, after […]

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Three Word Thursday

Visitors and Fish Two days ago was the last of 33 days in a row having people visiting us. At the beginning of October our friends for almost 8 years from Switzerland arrived. They used to live here in the Valley with us and we had 4 fun […]

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Three word Thursday

Let it go Last week we had friends over for BBQ with their three girls. So we had a total of five girls between 5 and 11 years old. We had a  moment that afternoon where we looked at each other, all thinking the same […]

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