Monthly Archives: May 2018

Another Day, Another Holiday

In Canada when there is a holiday approaching everyone knows it. Every store has a sign in the front door giving their holiday hours. Whether it is closing early Christmas eve, or just for the morning on November 11 to commemorate Remembrance Day, they want their customers to be informed well in advance, so they […]

Dining Etiquette

Apparently I was wrong yesterday – today’s post isn’t longer. I do admire people with a sense of humour though. If I had seen this sign I would have thought it was a warning that knives, forks and cups were not permitted. I guess that means you would have to eat with your hands, but […]

Is it Tuesday already?

Does it ever seem like there aren’t enough minutes in an hour to get everything done? Or days in the week? Or computers that cooperate? I promise (or at least I am hoping) to post something longer for tomorrow, but until then some humour to brighten your day. At least, I thought it was funny, […]

The Family Photo

This portrait is in the municipal museum in Lippstadt, Germany. I keep meaning to share some of their collection with you and then get distracted and it doesn’t happen. Last night though I was going through some old photos and came across this one of one of my wife’s ancestors. Back in the 18th century […]

View From The Top

I realized yesterday when I republished my post on The Atomium that I hadn’t shown the view from inside the structure. I remember in 2014 thinking I should do that, and thinking also it didn’t make much sense because I didn’t know what any of the buildings in the pictures were. That’s because I rarely […]

Atomium (Revisited)

Today seems like a good day for revisiting an older post. For some reason, when this was first published in 2014, I only included one picture with the post. I have no idea what I was thinking of – but I was new at this blogging thing and I’ve always been more of a words […]


Was walking into the vineyards at the edge of Sulzburg and saw this. The pictures really don’t do it justice.

More From The Pentecost Craft Market

Three days of sunshine and the vendors at the Pentecost craft market in Sulzburg were, I imagine, quite pleased. Crowds were indeed even more numerous on Saturday and Sunday. It looked to me like a lot of things were being sold, though I admit I only paid attention to the food. Yes, I did get […]

Cinderella Story

Not only is Cinderella is going to the ball, but it looks like the coach may not turn into a pumpkin. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup finals. To say the hockey world is stunned is probably the understatement of 2018. The Knights are […]

Happy Pentecost

  It is Pentecost Sunday, a day in the church calendar that can vary in importance depending on which particular branch of Christianity is doing the celebrating. In Germany (or at least in my part of Germany) it is a big deal. I say that, not because I have seen any particular emphasis on the […]