Entries from 'X-Mas'

Alle Jahre wieder…

Like every year (except last) we spent Christmas at my parents’ place and enjoyed a couple of days with family and friends. It was so special to see the lights and the decorations on the Christmas tree together, and to open some presents – even though someone thought the wrapping paper was far more interesting…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Sailing the Bay of Islands

On Christmas Day, we went on a sailing trip in the Bay of Islands. The beautiful yacht took us from Pahia across to Russell and then on to a few uninhabited islands, where we went exploring and hiked up a steep hill with beautiful views of the surrounding islands. Quite a way to spent Christmas!

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Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it: I’ve never been this far away from home

We spent Christmas and New Year’s in New Zealand. And even though I have been to quite a few far away places in the last couple of years, in numbers this was the biggest distance (more than 18.000 km) ever. Also, it was the first time for me to not spend this time of the…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXIII

A winter sunset near my parents’ house in Bavaria. The sun is gone as early as 4pm at this time of the year, making the days quite short, and it is way too warm for snow at the moment, which makes it even darker during the long nights. At least we got to see some…

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Christmas time

Christmas traditionally is a family holiday, and so we left Gaborone to spend some time with my family in Bavaria, and to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. It was great to catch up with everyone, who has travelled from various parts of the world to our hometown, and to eat lots of homemade, delicious food…Hope everyone…

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Ein Winterspaziergang

like last year I spent a short visit in the North of Germany. and like last year there is a lot of snow so we went for a beautiful little walk in the countryside adoring the frozen world around us.

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happy holidays!

our beloved locally-grown Christmas tree, decorated in beautiful Bavarian colors hope you all have a wonderful time merry X-mas!

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let it snow

it is snowing and snowing and snowing. and it’s cold. like real winter. everything is covered in white and all the trees and shrubs have big snowy caps.when the sun comes out and the snow is sparkling it truly feels like a winterwonderland!looks like we’ll have a white X-mas!

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in the kitchen

Ever since I made it to my parents’ place I’ve been busy baking (and eating) X-mas biscuits. Outside it is freezing and it has been snowing for the past days, but in our kitchen it is warm and cosy, and this is where I am spending a lot of time these days, watching the snow…

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An early Christmas Party

The charity project that I’ve been involved in for a while was organising a Christmas party on Saturday. Already the week before we were busy preparing everything, including gift bags for more than 2oo children. On Saturday morning everyone gathered for a Christmas party and it was such a great experience to join the kids…

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homecoming

I’m back in Europe and very happy to be home! After stops in Copenhagen and Brussels I finally made it to Munich and enjoyed some pre-X-mas atmosphere, met with friends and family, and got busy with other winter pleasures. I also got lucky and went for a short skiing trip with good friends in a…

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Tropical X-Mas Party

The other night, we had a little party at our place.It was the perfect chance for an early X-mas celebration and to say good bye to everyone before I leave.We put up some Christmas decorations, lights and even a fake X-mas tree! For a touch of ‘real’ German Christmas, we also made some “Feuerzangenbowle”: Hot…

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Advent Sunday in Hong Kong

we passed this flower shop somewhere in SoHo on our way to dinner,smelling wonderfully of fresh fir and we just had to walk in to buy a small fir branch to put in our hotel room being so far away from home on the first advent sunday we all of a sudden felt a tiny…

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