We finally made it to New Jersey! What an odyssey it’s been, and I somehow can’t quite believe it’s only been two weeks since we arrived here. It took us three days to drive up from Austin, and by we I mean my husband, my dog and myself, with overnight stops in Little Rock, Arkansas, […]Read more "First impressions"
Und wieder ist es soweit, der nächste Umzug wartet auf mich. Momentan befinden wir uns im “Ja ich weiß wir haben kein Ketchup, aber jetzt kaufe ich keine neue Flasche mehr” Stadium. Fast täglich tummeln sich Gedanken wie “das ist wohl das letzte Mal, dass ich diese Straße entlangfahre”, oder “Oh, die Bluebonnets werden dieses […]Read more "Der Countdown läuft…."
And here we go again, another move is just around the corner. We’ve begun the “yes I know we’re out of ketchup but I’m not buying a new bottle” stage. Realizing around every corner that “this might be the last time we drive along this road”, and “Oh no, we’re missing the bluebonnets this year”. […]Read more "The countdown has begun"
Having looked forward to spending the end of the year with our friends and families in Europe, we were crushed when we had to cancel the whole trip an hour before we were supposed to leave for the airport. Covid had thwarted our plans again. But then again, planning travel to multiple countries over Christmas […]Read more "Year End Musings"
My laptop broke a few days ago. I haven’t been able to write a single line the last couple of months, but somehow, the minute it broke, I felt the desperate need to write, and so now that I have it back, and with an unexpected two hours of peace and quiet due to a […]Read more "What makes home “home”?"
I’m back! I know it’s been quiet on here….. I have just returned from a month in Europe, and it always takes me time to process all that I’ve experienced during my time away. It’s been so bittersweet this time, being reunited with friends and family who I hadn’t seen in two years, trying to […]Read more "Back to the grind (and Stage 5)"
It’s asparagus season in Germany. If you’ve ever been in Germany around this time of year, or know Germans and have heard them talk about the “white gold”, salivating as they were describing it, you know what a big deal this is (and if you don’t, but want to find out more, I recommend this […]Read more "Notes from a Lapsed German"
I just stumbled upon this draft of a blog post I wrote back in January. I’d forgotten about it, as I think I was planning on adding some finishing touches before publishing it, but then the Big Freeze happened, mid February, and quite dramatically trampled my piddly little Brain Freeze. What actually happened was my […]Read more "Brain Freeze"
To celebrate my first podcast anniversary, I decided to create a new season. I’ve always been insanely fascinated by cross-cultural couples – people who are in a relationship with someone from another country or culture. Well, of course I am, having been part of such a union myself for quite some time. There is something […]Read more "The Importance of Cross-cultural Relationships"
I had a dream the other night that was so vivid it had me waking up gasping for air. I dreamt that I had moved back to Germany, and was looking at houses, a refugee from the US, running back to safety. I have had dreams about being back in Germany, and also the UK, […]Read more "Frozen"