Recently, I was out walking Jack the Husky and we came across a rather large carcass of a dead pig. The poor creature had tried to run across the train tracks, and didn’t make it in time. I am aware that there are many wild pigs living all around us here in Germany, but seeing […]Read More Be aware of Wild Pigs in Germany
Well, it’s been two weeks since my surgery and I am finally feeling a bit more like myself. I have had a few surgeries in my life, but this one has taken me a bit longer to feel fully recovered . I am guessing it’s because my haemoglobin was so low to start with, and […]Read More My Brief Hospital stay here in Germany: An American’s Perspective
Yes Indeed! We have some exciting news to share. Dirk and I will be opening a second tattoo shop, this time in our home village of Weilerswist!! I would like to introduce the new shop, The Inky Needle Tattoo Parlour, located in Weilerswist, Germany!! We are planning to be ready to open in November, 2021. […]Read More We Have Some Exciting News!!
So, earlier this week, Cheyenne messaged me to let me know she would be a little late getting home. It seems there was a bomb threat, so her train would not be running. She managed to catch a ride with someone, and caught a different train home. No worries, right? She was even thrilled to […]Read More Bombs: You Learn Something New Every Day.
Yesterday I did my bi-weekly grocery shopping. I have been here in Germany for about a year and a half, and I still love to go grocery shopping. It still feels like an adventure, and not the scary adventure it once was. Now, I am able to read a lot of the packaging and this […]Read More Patterned Toilet Paper, One of my Favourite Things About Germany.
For the most part, I have easily adapted to the food here in Germany. I love the easy access of fresh food, and I really do love many of the regular dishes that are prepared here. It makes me so happy that there are fewer fast food chains around than Stateside. Even though I do […]Read More Basterd Suiker and Imported Cranberry Sauce, the Struggles of Living Abroad During the Holiday Season
The month of December felt like it lasted 3 days. But it was a good 3 days. Dirk and I did manage to make it to a few Christmas Markets. You can read about that adventure here. Best yet, my nursing buddy from Michigan (who is currently living in Amsterdam) made the short trip to […]Read More A Plan, A Turkey, and a Day With Julie in the City.
Nettles, Germans love them. They harvest them to make tea, they take nettle leaf supplements and believe that they cure damn near everything. Every damn time I brush against some Nettles, my German husband assures me that I will not have to worry about developing Rheumatism. (Too late dear husband, too late. The arthritis […]Read More Nettles
One of my goals for this fall was to start up where we left off last year with Sunday afternoon castle visits. So far I haven’t convinced the rest of the household that this is a great plan.(Don’t worry, I am working on this.) However, I did convince them to go to see a pumpkin […]Read More An Afternoon Trip to a Pumpkin Patch
Well, we are wrapping up summer here in Western Germany. The leaves are starting to turn. Actually, they started doing that quite some time ago, and many have already fallen. We had a very hot, dry summer here, and it really stressed the trees out a lot. But, the sunny days and hot weather made […]Read More Wrapping up Summer: An Update