Posts Tagged ‘family’

31 January 2015

Posted: February 11, 2015 in A photo a day
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2015-01-31 22.35.45 I gave my dad a home-brewing kit for Christmas which he got very excited about. We had the results of the first round today – excellent stuff!
Home-brewing and craft beer is really not a thing in Germany  (thank you, Reinheitsgebot), so I always enjoy when I can get my hands on something that tastes a little different.


23 January 2015

Posted: February 1, 2015 in A photo a day
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I took the bus home to my parents’ place for my mom’s birthday. For many years, long-distance busses were prohibited (unless the bus operator could prove that their destinations were not sufficiently serviced by train companies), giving Deutsche Bahn the quasi-monopoly on mass land travel. In 2013, this ban was lifted and now Germans are happily chugging along in coaches that are cheaper (usually less than half the price) and more reliable than the train.

I got a front row seat and spent the bus ride watching Seinfeld. With Romanian subtitles. Because.


I owe millions of thanks to the rockstars who helped make this move as painless as possible. (Is that a weird way of phrasing it? Probably.) I’m a lucky girl, blessed with amazing family members, great co-workers and wonderful friends. Thank you!

I spent the last hour of the day assembling my bed because that first night in a new house is very special to me.
(We have a saying in Germany that the dream of the first night in a new home comes true. I dreamed that I was bitten by a lion cub. Make of that what you want.)