Every year, I make a load of mincemeat, for myself, my family, and anyone else who wants some. Every year, I make it up as I go along, and no one’s complained yet. This is part 1 of the recipe – insofar as it can be called a recipe – for 2015. *** A word […]
<- part 2 ….Then I moved in with DB. DB is German. DB’s parents are German. All of them were born and live in [former] East Germany. There is a lot of tradition involved in a German Christmas, and a whole lot more in an East German one. I’m not sure why, or even if […]
Once upon a time I lived in a house where we didn’t think about Christmas until all the birthdays were over (mid December). We had a huge (to a small child) box in the attic marked “Christmas”. It was brought downstairs a few days in advance, so we could walk round it and my parents […]
This is the cake from the inside: This is the tray of potatoes, carrots, onions and, most importantly, parsnips ready for roasting: They were SO very good, the steak was a little bit unnecessary – but who turns down a steak when they’re offered one??! It was a very good steak too. Here are the […]
Whatever else you can say about German birthday traditions, you can’t knock their present wrapping abilities. Just look at this! Or this! It doesn’t much matter what you pack into the parcel if it looks like that! 😉
I know it isn’t done, but if I hadn’t done it, it wouldn’t’ve got done…. (Should have been published last night, but somehow got stuck)
I set this balloon free 🙂 I was one of 8000 balloon free-set-ers 😉 The Berlin Wall is history – for the second time in 25 years 🙂 More tomorrow when I’m not so asleep
Hello strangers, long time no speak – where have you you been?! This post is dedicated to Anon from random life (and anyone else who might have been wondering about me). ******* Hey! Yeah, it’s been ages.. 🙁 I think I’m pretty much back* now though. I didn’t exactly go anywhere, but I wasn’t really […]
For some reason sorting paperwork into the bin (or its rightful folder) is easier than celebrating the new year. Twice. As the hostess.
Merry Christmas all
Two weeks ago I bought a ticket for a flight to Berlin. Last week I checked in online, printed my boarding card and packed my bag. On Friday I got a train from work to the airport (and was there on time), went through security, unpacking and repacking most of my suitcase in the process. […]
..or a fire alarm, depending on personal preference. I celebrated my leaving party on Monday. I invited everyone who’s worked with me, and who I’ve worked for, since being here (4 and a bit years). I even invited my soon-to-be-ex colleague – it WAS kind of held in his honour after all – but he […]
So that’s Thanksgiving and Advent sorted, but what are the 2 days in between for?
I have a new job!! 🙂 I start in February 🙂 Gives me time to move house, go skiing and visit my folks before people expect great things of me 😉 and that in spite of being stuck in the current job until Christmas. Actually, that’s not bad either – it means I get paid […]