Life in Germany – November 2023 (Month 116)

This has been the month of holidays it seems – well, mini honeymoons/long weekends away. It just happened to end up like that. This was also the month where I had my first experience of Coronavirus, having avoided it up till now. Everyone I know has either had corona or a bad cold this month… Continue reading Life in Germany – November 2023 (Month 116)

Life in Germany – October 2023 (Month 115)

This month was much quieter – in fact, there’s not much to report. However, I can start with some good news – Priscilla the Mercedes SLK is back home in Kempen! Last month I reported that she broke down on the way back from Lübeck (near Hamburg) and the local recovery service were fixing her.… Continue reading Life in Germany – October 2023 (Month 115)

Life in Germany – September 2023 (Month 114)

Quite a lot happened this month. Honeymoon #18 – Lübeck As Klaus and I both had some overtime we decided to have a long weekend in Lübeck to reschedule our Wedding Anniversary trip (we had to postpone it due to Klaus recovering from coronavirus). I had been to Lübeck 20+ years ago for a weekend… Continue reading Life in Germany – September 2023 (Month 114)

Life in Germany – August 2023 (Month 113)

Welcome to my blog for August. Last month’s post was a whopper – you’ll all be pleased to note that this month’s is much shorter as not much happened – well, apart from a visit to England by me! The month started off as all months should – with a visit to a café for… Continue reading Life in Germany – August 2023 (Month 113)

Life in Germany and a visit to Austria – July 2023 (Month 112)

Welcome to my blog for July. If you are a regular reader you will undoubtedly have noticed that my blog has changed its appearance rather! Over the last month I did a lot of work on the structure of the blog and its underlying theme as the old WordPress Theme was not responsive (did not… Continue reading Life in Germany and a visit to Austria – July 2023 (Month 112)

Six Wheels in Germany – June 2023 (Month 111)

This is not my normal monthly blog. Firstly, it is late (I usually try to publish by the first of the next month). Secondly, I have almost nothing to report. This is because I am currently working on a separate blog post which is about our two week tour in Scotland (by car). We got… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – June 2023 (Month 111)

Six Wheels in Germany – May 2023 (Month 110)

May is always a good month in Germany as we have at least two bank holidays. This year we had three! A Trike Holiday with Ralf Our chum Ralf, who used to ride the Cookie Monster velomobile but has since switched to recumbent trikes, is one day older than Klaus. They both decided to celebrate… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – May 2023 (Month 110)

Six Wheels in Germany – April 2023 (Month 109)

April 1 is not only April Fool’s Day but also the anniversary of my arrival in Germany to live – nine years ago! So next year we will have a special celebration of a decade in the Land of Cake. This month has been busy! It seems the Corona times are now behind us –… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – April 2023 (Month 109)

Six Wheels in Germany – March 2023 (Month 108)

I thought I’d start the month of March off in style – a slice of cheesecake that my colleague brought to work at the beginning of the month to set us up for the week. It was very lemony and very tasty. I had a smallish slice as I had already arranged to see chum… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – March 2023 (Month 108)

Six Wheels in Germany – February 2023 (Month 107)

Hello and welcome to my report from the month of February – which contains cakes! A trip to England As I explained last month, I have planned to make more regular trips to the UK this year and the first of these was planned for the beginning of February. The plan was to work as… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – February 2023 (Month 107)

Six Wheels in Germany – January 2023 (Month 106)

Welcome to 2023! As I look ahead to the year’s plans it seems like finally the quietness and inactivity of the Coronavirus times might be over. I decided last year that I would like to visit the UK a bit more frequently in 2023, so as the New Year Sale from Stena Ferries landed in… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – January 2023 (Month 106)

Six Wheels in Germany – December 2022 (Month 105)

December was another quiet month (apart from Christmas). I’m writing this blog at 22:00 on New Year’s Eve and Klaus has enjoyed a bottle of wine so he will probably be falling asleep soon (don’t think we will make midnight!) so I will have to keep this very short! The month started with a gift… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – December 2022 (Month 105)

Six Wheels in Germany – November 2022 (Month 104)

Very little has happened this month so I’m afraid most of this blog post will be photos of cakes. This is not that unusual I suppose. The first visit to the Mühlencafe Elten As mentioned lots of times in this blog over the last six months, our favourite café Bauerncafé Büllhorsthof in Winnekendonk near Kevelaer… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – November 2022 (Month 104)

Six Wheels in Germany – October 2022 (Month 103)

This month I have been to England, the Netherlands and Poland! Back to Blighty I mentioned at the end of my last blog post that I was having a short trip to the UK to visit family. Klaus was staying behind as he didn’t have the time off – he ended up doing a bike… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – October 2022 (Month 103)

Six Wheels in Germany – September 2022 (Month 102)

Welcome to my September round-up. Not too much happened this month, but I did have quite a lot of cakes, so prepare for some cake photography! As part of my continual search for the best cakes in Germany I have started a Google Maps list of all the places we really like. Here is the… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – September 2022 (Month 102)

Six Wheels in Germany – August 2022 (Month 101)

Welcome to my short August round-up. Short because not much has happened. But here is a brief sum-up. 1st Wedding Anniversary Klaus and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on 27 August. As will not be a surprise, we planned one of our mini-honeymoons (number 10), this time a bit further afield. We went to… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – August 2022 (Month 101)

Six Wheels in Germany – July 2022 (Month 100)

Yes, I really have reached my 100th month in Germany! So what did I do at the beginning of the month but… go for a cycle ride for cake! This was with friend Jochen who we hadn’t seen for aaaaaages, and we also invited Gudula and Frank to come along as it was a nice… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – July 2022 (Month 100)

Six Wheels in Germany – June 2022 (Month 99)

This month we finally had our honeymoon – you can read all about it here: Klaus and Helen’s Honeymoon Road Trip. Because that is pretty much all that has happened in June 2022 this will be an unusually short blog! One very important thing is that Poppy the dog turned 12! Here she is looking… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – June 2022 (Month 99)

Six Wheels in Germany – May 2022 (Month 98)

First a warning – there seems to be an excess of cake photos in this blog post. If you feel that seeing so many tasty cakes might make you feel that you are missing out, I suggest you skip this episode. Or perhaps the entire blog!! Last month I detailed our plans for Klaus’s birthday… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – May 2022 (Month 98)

Six Wheels in Germany – April 2022 (Month 97)

This month the weather became really spring-like. And we were able to experience this lovely weather not only in Germany but also in England – our long-delayed Summer Holiday 2020 in England finally took place in April 2022. A visit to England So we were off on another visit to England, Klaus’s first since summer… Continue reading Six Wheels in Germany – April 2022 (Month 97)

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