Antiquing…

There is a little antique shop just a few doors down from our apartment. We have wandered in there a few times, and really liked what we saw. It’s not one of those places where everything is in excellent condition and very curated, and super expensive. There are a lot of things kind of falling […]

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Treasures

Last week was Home Improvement Week at our place, so this week will be Show and Tell, as I try to show you the results. It has been SO gray and dreary around here that I have had a really hard time getting good pictures, since the lighting is so bad. Anyway, let’s start with […]

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All Souls Day Boats

Although Halloween is gaining a little popularity with the older children here, the holiday we are celebrating this weekend is All Souls Day. Amelia’s kindergarten requested a few weeks ago that we bring an empty fish tin to school, to be made into a boat. Amelia gladly ate the whole can of mackerel for breakfast. […]

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Making Peace With Seasons

Growing up in both tropical and desert climates, I longed for white Christmases and real autumn foliage. The idea of bundling up and watching leaves blow around just sounded so cozy. When I moved to Portland, I was ecstatic during the first  fall season. It was gorgeous, exhilarating, and certainly cozy. But then a “real” […]

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Daytrip to Regensburg

It’s been a while since we have gotten out just to explore a new city besides our own. OK, that’s not true. Jeff and I went to Regensburg two weeks ago on a daytime date while Amelia was in school. But that doesn’t really count for two reasons: 1. We wasted most of our time […]

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An Autumn Walk in Amberg

When you don’t make any plans on a gorgeous day… … you might as well just get everyone dressed and out the door. We planned to wander around a little and just see what happened. First, there was music! Baby squashes and tiny flowering plants. Then we really got things going when we decided to […]

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To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt…

To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt… To buy a fat… Wild boar’s head! There were so many cool and fascinating objects at the flea market today… Here are just a few photos of our trip. The one thing on our actual shopping list: a moka pot!Aw, it’s a pile of little leather shorts!Makes me wish I had […]

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A-Marketing We Go…

I decided to bring my camera along with me this morning to the open market. I am definitely living out my ideal grocery shopping scenario. We have a tiny fridge– think of a big dorm-sized one– so I can’t keep many perishables on hand. We have one rack in the pantry where I keep coconut […]

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Expats– A Day in the Life

Here’s an old post. It makes me even more glad to be done with that phase of the transition! I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that it would indeed get much, much better! ************ July 26th We are finally in our apartment! We had a grueling day on Saturday trying […]

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Settling Into Life in Germany

In the in-betweens… So there are plenty of big events, like going to Munich, starting school, flohmarkt-shopping, etc. But what about all of the spaces in between? Amelia is at school for much of the day, Jeff is gone before I wake up and back around dinner. I have zero social engagements, and ride in […]

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