Tag Archives: wacky German customs

Christmas 2016

It’s time for the annual Christmas post, complete with photos, again. Of course, the annus horiblis 2016 couldn’t even let up over the holidays and so actress Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack and ended up in intensive care … Continue reading

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Photos: Leer in East Frisia

Yesterday was Ascension Day a.k.a. Father’s Day, which is a public holiday in Germany. Ascension Day is traditionally a day for outings, including the infamous Father’s Day tours where groups of young men, most of whom are not fathers, set … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Curry – a curious Indian-German fusion dish

I don’t blog about food all that much, but today I want to share a personal favourite with you, namely the curious Indian-German fusion dish known as sailor’s curry or simply curry, if you’re from North Germany and grew up … Continue reading

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New Year’s Night 2015/2016

2016 is approximately five hours old where I am, so a Happy New Year to all readers and followers of this blog. As always, WordPress/Jetpack offer a yearly report and the 2015 report for this blog may be found here. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015 (with Photos)

Christmas 2015 is officially over, though the fact that December 27 is a Sunday sort of makes it an unofficial fourth Christmas day. I spent Christmas at my parents’, as usual, eating food, decorating and gazing at the tree and … Continue reading

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Two new Christmas stories available – Zwei neue Weihnachtsgeschichten erhältlich

As promised, here are the last two new story announcements for 2015. And as befits the season, both are announcements for Christmas stories, one in German and one in English. Let’s start with the English language story. Bertha and Alfred, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Views of Bremen 2015

Yesterday, I didn’t have school, so I took the chance to go to Bremen and take a stroll over the Christmas market. And since I was in Bremen already, I had lunch at the Übersee Restaurant, their lunch special of … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival 2015

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so if you’re looking for piratical reads, check out the Arr, Matey Pirate Bundle at DriveThruFiction. In my corner of North Germany, September 19 was also the annual harvest festival which … Continue reading

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Straw-Minions

The rest of the Internet or at least the corner wherein I hang out seems to be away at Sasquan, the 73rd WorldCon in Spokane, Washington. Apparently, the convention center is engulfed in smoke from nearby wildfires and a few … Continue reading

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1965 Wedding Photos

My parents are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this year and I was drafted to design the invitations. And just in case you’re wondering, no, I’m not that old. My parents had already been married for several years when they … Continue reading

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