Ever since that one magical Christmas we spent living in Bavaria, we have wanted to go back to enjoy the special cozy Christmas feeling that Germany is so good at. Five years later, we made it! We found super cheap tickets to Hamburg and made a four day trip just to enjoy Hamburg’s Christmas markets, […]
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Today I have some photos to share with you. Jeff and I enjoyed a date last Monday. It was Martin Luther King’s birthday, and Jeff had the day off but Amelia, being in an English school, did not– so we had babysitting! We went to Wyken Vineyards to take some photos. We have had a […]
In these darker months of the year, Chocolate Espresso Cake is exactly what I need. In the afternoon, as the sun sets, I need a little hit of something— caffeine, pleasure, comfort… Happily, my husband likes to make me chocolate cakes, and he’s not afraid to adapt a recipe to suit our family’s needs. One […]
Today I have a really fun and beautiful project for you: A DIY wreath made with foraged materials. On Saturday, we took a family walk as usual, and I brought clippers for cutting wreath-making supplies. Everything in this wreath was foraged, and there are so many possibilities for how you can design yours, based on what you find around you.
These days, the sun is so low in the sky, and it’s been dark for two hours or more by the time we sit down to eat dinner. I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, but I love to have something in the oven, making the house smell so good […]
Is it cold in your neck of the woods? Temperatures are dropping pretty steadily over here. Our little Victorian row house is full of charm– and full of cracks, where the cold winds blow right in. We don’t want an astronomical heating bill, and we have already asked our landlord to do some weatherizations… And […]
Hello, Friends. This is a quick post to fill you in on a few things… First of all, you have probably noticed that it’s been unusually quiet over here. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, my camera (which I love dearly) is broken, and in for repairs– under warranty, thankfully. Secondly, my computer is […]
If you think that gathering stinging nettles is not your cup of tea, I really hope to change your mind. Nettles are one of the first things that can be foraged, at the first sign of spring, and they are extremely plentiful. Stinging nettle has a long list of health-enhancing properties, and is good for […]
For those of you who were recently, to put it in English terms, gutted by the latest episode of Downton Abbey, this one’s for you. We’ll take a soothing walk through a similar property, where no one gets hurt or (spoiler alert!) dies. (Also, let me just add that I think that show is […]
This is going to be a quick one. Friends, I have been sick. We don’t catch many colds in our house, but Jeff and I both got one of the nastier ones I have ever seen, and my version of it pretty much kicked me in every facial feature: eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, tonsils… And […]