The Deutsches Technikmuseum is the place to be for all things mechanical. We spent a few hours there. Jon and S moving from exhibit to exhibit with interest, and me dragging my feet behind them. It isn’t that the … Continue reading
“You have Lachs in your hair,” said my husband as he gingerly picked a bit of salmon off of me and flicked it to the ground. I didn’t care; after three years in the US we were finally back at … Continue reading
We went to Staaken!
Staaken was a border crossing between the former East and West Germany. To make matter confusing, the western part of Staaken (bordering Brandenburg) was in the DDR while the eastern part (bordering Berlin) was in the British-controlled west. Today Staaken is a suburb of Spandau, which itself is a suburb of Berlin. That is, unless you ask a Spandauer.
The next morning we headed to Weimar. As I mentioned in the first part of my Thüringen travel posts, Weimar was the home of Goethe and Schiller. It is also the home of a lovely Goethe and Schiller statue: We … Continue reading
Sitting still doesn’t work for me. Hitting three small German towns (including a Kulturstadt and a Lutherstadt, no less) in two days? Absolutely, I’m there. We ending up with Erfurt, Weimar, and Jena for two reasons. The very practical reason … Continue reading
About a month ago, S’s teachers sent a note home reminding us to send in a Lanternenstab. This led to me going “huh?” what?” for a while, to myself of course, followed by some hurried texting to Jon. I’m supposed to … Continue reading
Despite a lack of activity on this blog, we have been BUSY. There are constant plans or planning or waiting to plan, because who knows what our visitors will want to do and where will we feed them? And you know … Continue reading
I don’t know how to start this post except to say that the difficulties mounted this week. Olivia passed away.
You may remember the posts I wrote about my sweet little cavalier, and how worried I was about importing her. About two months before we moved she began to get sick, but our vet assured us that it was only a food intolerance and that she was fine. She wasn’t. Our vet here eventually diagnosed her with congenital renal failure. Our puppy barely had any kidneys at all.
She’s been gone one very lonely week.
And then we had visitors. Welcome visitors, wanted visitors, but such a low low followed by running around the city was too much for me. Yesterday I stayed in my pyjamas, watched Gilmore Girls, and cried while stuffing Cheezits (a well-timed present from our visitors) in my mouth. It was cathartic. Today I got dressed, went out for coffee, and watched Gilmore Girls. Progress.
There are still fun things for me to cover and some new trips in the future (Rome! Bavaria!), but for now I think I’ll do a little wallowing, maybe have a junk food binge, and finish Season 2.
We took our first trip (not moving, no other family) last weekend to Köln and it was something. S doesn’t remember the many times we jumped on a train or plane to visit other cities last time we lived in … Continue reading
A visit to one of Berlin’s opera houses Continue reading