My first link love post of 2018 – yay! Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Usually we do, but this year we didn’t. Oh well, usually I’m also sharing these links on the second Friday of the month in a Friday Link Love, but I was busy hosting a birthday party for a teenager yesterday. […]
Three Word Thursday #27 Today I’m linking up again with Amanda from Running with Spoons. Hop over and check out other random thoughts on this Thursday. 1 Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s already day 11 of 2018 and I’m back in California. I did not write down New Year’s resolutions, […]
Dieser Post ist im Rahmen der Blogparade “Mein Weihnachten in…” von den Expatmamas entstanden. Hüpft mal rüber und lest die anderen interessanten Artikel aus Kanada, China, Singapur und Brasilien. This post is part of the blog parade “My Christmas in…” of the “Expatmamas”. Check it out and read some other interesting articles about Christmas in […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. and for a German this time is especially shaped by Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets). A Christmas market is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent and I’m sure that almost every single German citizen visits at least one each year. The History […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My weekly ramble #27 No luck with Half Dome Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in California. It is part of my A to Z of California in “Y is for…”. And the Half Dome is probably the state’s most famous landmark. The hike up this legendary Dome is on my […]
My weekly ramble #26 and places in California In order to get ready for our big hiking adventure this weekend, my friend and I went for a training hike last Sunday. Originally we had planned to hike up to Mount Umunhum. Unfortunately the new road up to the top, as well as the access to […]
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Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
— Oprah Winfrey
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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