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 […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago I founded a Meet Up group for Expat women in the Silicon Valley. To host this kind of group has been on my To Do list for quite some time and I finally I got around doing it. Meet Up is a website that brings people together in thousands of cities […]
Best of January – I haven’t really been consistent with my Three Word Thursdays, but I vow to improve. It is February and I’m glad that January 2017 is over. It was the worst January of the decade and we all know why. But now it’s over and I don’t only want to only remember the shitty […]
I love this time of the year. During the Advent, we decorate the house, hang up the Advent calendar for the kids and have a special time each Sunday, when we light a candle on our Advent wreath, read a story, sing a song or make some music together. This is the “Weihnachtsmarkt” in my beloved […]
Anne & Mark’s Art Party 2016 Yesterday my husband and I went to the Opening Gala of this incredible event here in San Jose. It was the first time we went and I’m so happy we did. In this valley we live in – renowned for its creativity – it’s not always easy to find […]
You can find them all over town now. They bring an explosion of color and whimsy to the streets of Silicon Valley and smiles to the people passing by. Common grey traffic utility boxes that are turned into art pieces. They are always standing at intersections and every one has its own style. Over the […]
From my front door I read the post “From my front door” last week on one of the blogs I’m following “The helpful hiker” and it totally inspired me to write a blog post about the same topic. What can you find in a 1-mile-radius of your house? Lauren herself was inspired by the April […]
San Jose Downtown Part I: Museum of Art and San Pedro Square on Palm Sunday I just made a new German friend who is a docent at the San Jose Museum of Art. Yesterday she invited a bunch of friends for a private tour in German. I’ve been to this museum before and it is a really […]
Little free libraries While walking or running through our neighborhood, I started noticing these little cute boxes or cabinets or whatever you want to call them about half a year ago. Most of them are standing in front of private residences, a few are adjacent to an office or other kind of business. The concept […]
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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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