The winter holidays have ended and the kids are now in their second week back at school. It’s amazing how quickly things slip back into routine and the break feels like so long ago. We had Christmas at home in Munich this year. Then it was off to Italy to celebrate the New Year with… Read More Winter Wanderings
It’s fall break and we are spending five days in Croatia. Jamie did some research and we decided to stay in Volosko, a little town known for its seafood restaurants and just a few minutes outside of Opatija more of a resort destination. It’s warm and sunny, crisp in the shade, gorgeous views of the… Read More Adriatic Ambles
It’s the last day of school! The last day is always exciting but this year, more than any other, it feels like a huge accomplishment. These poor kids started the school year on February 2, 2015. They completed all but a few weeks of the school year Sydney then moved straight into the next year… Read More See you next year!
While Munich has a ton to offer having a visitor here was also a good excuse to explore the broader neighbourhood. While grandma was here we decided to check out Salzburg and Prague. Salzburg was great. It was a mom and daughter quick overnight trip that Jamie surprised us with by booking a night at… Read More Beautiful Bohemia
I got to play tour guide over the school break. Grandma was here visiting for 2 weeks and we were all very excited. It can be hard balance between wanting to show her all the sights and everything Munich has to offer but also wanting to show her what our everyday life is like; basics… Read More Playing tour guide in Munich
One of the challenges of living abroad can be the food. We have been lucky to live in cities with good restaurant options and in reality we haven’t been living in countries with dramatically different diets so I can usually find all the basics I need at the store. But what I’ve found is that… Read More Homemade: Tortillas
It struck me today that I started the blog 5 years ago. At that time, I was working full time, expecting Ella, and we had just accepted an offer to move to England. I started writing the blog as a way to keep friends and family updated on our adventures and how the kids… Read More The Big 0-5
We’re back in routine after having a week off for ski week. When I first saw the school calendar I was surprised to see the time actually listed as ski week, not half term or mid-winter break, but pretty soon Jamie mentioned that everyone at work also referred to the break as ski week as… Read More Ski Week
I don’t really know where I’m going with this post as it is a question I have been turning over in my head since we got back from our trip to the States last week. It may end up a bit more wandering than usual. We had a great trip back, Christmas with the family… Read More Home
Ich heiße Nicole. Ich komme aus den USA. There you have it my first week of German classes under my belt and I can now say my name, where I’m from, where I live, and what languages I speak. I have started my classes 3 days per week for 3 hours each class. So far… Read More Ich lerne Deutsch. Langsam, Bitte!