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Advent Reflections

This post was first published December 19, 2015. I thought you might like to see it again. He looked round again and could hardly believe his eyes. There was the blue sky overhead, and grassy country spreading as far as he could see in every direction, and his new friends all round him, laughing. “It […]

Another Rink

Yesterday’s post reminded me that I took some pictures of the skating rink at the Christmas Market in front of the Rathaus in Vienna. That rink impressed me with a far more creative approach than most of the other outdoor rinks I have seen in Europe. Instead of a rectangular slab of ice which could […]

The Rink

After a year I have figured it out. The big fuss about skating rinks that is. Last year I saw them in Mullheim and Lippstadt. Outdoor rinks installed around the end of November in public spaces and gone at New Year’s. Skates were available to rent and a good time was had by all.  This […]

Under Construction

There are times when I wonder about the pace of life in this corner of Germany. Some things are painfully slow, especially construction projects. There is a street in neighbouring Laufen that was undergoing some repairs when we moved here more than a year ago. They are still working on it, though I must admit […]

Thursday Morning

I was thinking today I would post some reflections on Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Strasbourg, France. As I write, the suspect is still at large. Looking at what I had written for today’s post though, I want to let my thoughts percolate for a day or so. I may feel differently tomorrow and want to […]

A Christmas Tradition

There are some Canadian Christmas traditions I don’t miss. Living in Germany means I don’t have to deal with my daughter’s cat and the Christmas tree. With her busy schedule and mum and dad not home, I thought she might not bother putting the tree up this year. I guess she decided she couldn’t disappoint […]

Welcome to Monday

You may just be waking up and reading this. I’m a little confused as to what time it is. Watched the CFL championship game, the Grey Cup, which had a kickoff at just after 12:30 a.m. my time.  I tried to nap a little before the  game, but it wasn’t long enough to feel rested. […]