DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas is just around the corner and about 2 weeks ago or so, we got our home ready for the festive season. I mean, if they can start selling decorations and chocolates in October/November, it’s about time we got our act together.

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Lost in translation

Learning a new language is funny. I’ve mentioned before that it sometimes takes the romance out of a language. For example, Blaupunkt? Sounded cool, exotic, right? Well, it is literally ‘blue dot’. Schwarzkopf? ‘Black head’.

On the other hand, literally translating languages proves for some hilariousness. Especially if you understand both languages. Sayings are the best in this case.

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The view from Arc de Triomphe

From Paris With Love

Ok, so I’m actually back in Stuttgart, but we had an amazing time in Paris with great weather and we managed to do basically everything on my extremely long list.

Sorry for being absent for a bit here, but between work and sleep, there hasn’t been much time for anything else!

Alright, so, Paris. You may have read my post about everything I wanted to accomplish while we were there. Well, we did almost everything!

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Summer in the city

Well, it’s official, everything will be crowded with children because school holidays are in full force in Baden-Württemberg. Not only will the city be full, but all the popular (and even the less popular) travel destinations will be crowded and prices sky high.

This summer we are headed to London for a weekend for a family wedding, which we are all excited about. Besides that, however, we had nothing planned. I decided that this was not ok and even if aren’t keen on throwing money around…well, you know what they say…travel is something that you can buy, that makes you richer.

So, I am busily planning a trip to Paris! Not sure just yet if it’ll work out, but Michael has never been (I know, right? Even the whole Kok family has been there and it’s not even that far from Stuttgart!) and my friend from Sydney will be there for a few days.

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A sandy part of the lake. Photo credit: Freizeit Esslingen
The majestic Mosel