Do you ever wonder “What if?” Bryce Zabel obviously does. Once There Was A Way is the result. As a music fan I lean more towards The Rolling Stones than The Beatles. Admittedly The Stones lost their relevance sometime in the 1970s, but I would till go see them perform if they were in my […]

Another weekend, another Advent Market, the fourth one we have attended and the first in what is now really the Advent season. Pictures and commentary coming in a couple of days, but I wanted to show you this right now. I have seen American vendors bragging about “foot-long” hot dogs, though I have never seen […]

I’m visiting my wife’s ancestral home town, Lippstadt, Germany, this weekend for the first time in three years. Today I might attend a worship service at the church where her grandfather was pastor for (I think) a couple of decades. It seems fitting therefore that I repeat one of my first blog posts, from September […]

It is that time of year again. Time to put op the tree and decorations in anticipation of Christmas. We won’t have a Christmas tree this year, I don’t think. I am sure i could go into the Black Forest and cut one down (though that is probably illegal), but then I would have to […]

Woke up yesterday to snowflakes falling gently. In town they melt on contact, but in the hills above the snow looked so pretty on the trees. It is almost as if there is a line drawn somewhere and that is where the snow stops. One field is white, the one beside it green. I took […]

Sometimes the differences can be surprising. Canada switched to the metric system in 1975, so I wasn’t anticipating any problems in the kitchen – I know how metric measurements work. I figured I could read the numbers on the packaging. The problem started when we started purchasing things for the kitchen. Pots and pans were […]

Today just some photos from the Christmas market in Colmar, France.