Life in Germany – April 2024 (Month 121)

I ended last month with us in Berlin with the dog, travelling home to Kempen the next day. So the day of our return home we decided to take Poppy for a really good walk around the Grunewaldsee again so she would sleep well in the car. It was a lovely morning and she had… Continue reading Life in Germany – April 2024 (Month 121)

Life in Germany – March 2024 (Month 120)

After the colossally long blog post last month, this one will be much shorter as not much has happened at all! Which is a bit of a blessing as we all needed time to get back to normal life, to recover a little from all the emotional stress and of course to start looking forward… Continue reading Life in Germany – March 2024 (Month 120)

Life in Germany – January-February 2024 (Months 118 & 119)

Hello everyone. The last blog post was short and sad – my Mum had died. I’m writing this on the 28th February and we had the funeral last week and all the paperwork that I have to do as Executor of her Will is all in hand. Mum’s lovely house is up for sale, I… Continue reading Life in Germany – January-February 2024 (Months 118 & 119)

The death of Helen’s Mum

I’m writing this on the 10th of February, as I haven’t had a chance to write the blog beforehand as it’s been a rather busy end of January. Unfortunately on the 1st of February my mum died after 2 1/2 weeks in hospital with pneumonia, which progressed to multi-organ failure and a pulmonary embolism. I… Continue reading The death of Helen’s Mum

Life in Germany – December 2023 (Month 117)

First of all I would like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year. I hope that 2024 is a great year for you all. It will certainly be a busy year for us as we have already booked all our annual leave days from work. This will include a trip to Vancouver in… Continue reading Life in Germany – December 2023 (Month 117)

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)

Scotland Road Trip 2023 – Part 2

Here is the map of our second week on tour – 850 miles or 1370 km. As mentioned in the previous post (link here), most of the photos are Klaus’s. Pictures of cakes are of course mine! Day 7: Lochinver to Gairloch This morning we had another varied breakfast, but this time a continental breakfast,… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip 2023 – Part 2

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Scotland Road Trip 2023 – Part 1

Welcome to a slightly different blog post, divided into two as it’s too much for my poor computer’s WordPress! (Please note that most of the photos below were taken by Klaus – I haven’t specifically said which were his pics and which were mine, but the good ones are his and the cake ones are… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip 2023 – Part 1

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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)

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