Our parents are travelling to Stuttgart to visit me in just a few days and I’m so excited because the weather is really amazing and hopefully we’ll get to do a lot together.

The last time the whole family was here was in December 2011 and it was typical European December weather. Cold, grey and wet. Though it was fun and interesting, the different seasons really play a huge role in determining mood and activities. Unlike in Australia where the weather is generally quite calm, here, something like snow can decide whether or not you can even leave the house.

Right now it is a lovely 17°C which is astounding for early March. Then again, can we really predict the weather accurately these days?

I’m looking forward to being able to go to the zoo, the chocolate factory and visiting some of the castles in the region. I’m also going to be trying on wedding dresses with my parents, which will be a new experience for all of us.

Needless to say, there will definitely be stories to tell. We’re also heading to Bodensee, or Lake Constance for a wellness weekend with our families and friends. The lake is special because it is bordered by three different countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

My camera is ready to go and since we’re staying on the German side of the lake, my internet will be too, and I hope to post about our weekend later in the month.

Til then, take care and I hope the sun is shining brightly wherever you are!