Our neighbours suggested a walk in the forest in the Liliental area, about an hour’s drive from Sulzburg. Yesterday was a warm (25C) Autumn day, perfect for such an outing. We weren’t the only ones with that idea. There were hundreds of people on the walking trails, enjoying the fall colours. The change of seasons […]

I have posted this before. It was written three years ago today, when the future was a very big unknown. There has been much change in my life in the past three years – change that would not have happened if that surgery had been unsuccessful. It seems appropriate therefore to post it again, for […]

Took the bus yesterday, for the first time since coming back to Germany. It hasn’t changed in the three months since my last trip. When I was in German class, I took the bus every day and wrote most of the posts you read here on the trip. I used to do the same thing […]

If the tree is by the side of the road then the nuts are for anyone who wants them. Or so I have been told. Apparently, local municipalities plant walnut trees because they are low maintenance and people can be counted on to do the harvesting. I guess the grocery stores aren’t that thrilled, but […]

I realized last night, as I was watching football online, that it was probably the first time in five years I had not done a thematic blog post for Canadian Thanksgiving. And it isn’t because I am not thankful. After a year in Germany the rhythm of the holidays I am used to has been […]

Went for an afternoon walk through one of the vineyards on the edge of town. Most of the grapes in the area have been harvested, but there were still some left on the vines. I don’t know if those left are a later maturing variety of grape, or whether there was simply too much to […]

One last look at the Roman Park in Heitersheim, some images again from the Museum. The place is child-friendly, as evidenced by these costumes and a sign telling people that they must try the clothes on. The opposite of “do not touch the displays.” I’m sure the kids love it.