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Book Reflections – Kima by A.H. Amin

Kima is a gentle story about embracing uncertainty, friendship, extending personal boundaries and environmental awareness. The large ocean stood before her now. She ultimately decided to swim away from her past … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Autumn in Bavaria – Bamberg to Berlin

We had a wonderful 11 days in Germany for høstferie. We focused on child friendly activities so that our 7 and 9 year old children would have a good holiday … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Autumn in Bavaria – Oktoberfest 

As we walked down into the next valley from the forest, we noticed a sign for a presentation of bock beer at the brewery we were walking past. It would … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Bavaria – not black forest 

We set off from our apartment in Viereth Trunstadt, along a creek, beside farms and headed towards the lovely forest. We stopped to chat with a lovely ederly woman in … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Bavaria – Sleepy Viereth Trunstadt

From Rothenberg ob der Tauber we continued along the romantic road and stayed in a huge house in Viereth Trunstadt, near Bamberg. The village is sleepy and not very attractive but we … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Book Reflections – Amurath to Amurath by Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell is my hero. I’ve never had a hero before and it’s amazing to discover one at the age of 39! In 1909 she travelled from Aleppo in Syria following the Euphrates … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

Autumn in Bavaria – Rothenberg ob der Tauber

Rothenberg ob der Tauber is one of the best preserved medieval walled towns in Germany and it knows it! From Nördlingen we continued along the romantic road and tried to … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Autumn in Bavaria – the Romantic Road 

The Romantic Road (Romantische Straße) is a modern construct designed to bring tourists to southern Germany and it works! It roughly follows the Roman Road and diverts to take in some magnificent … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Bavaria – Ulm and Günzburg 

Ulm is famous for two things: the birthplace of Albert Einstein and its huge Gothic cathedral (münster) has the highest steeple in the world. We visited Ulm and were able … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann

After listening to an interview and book club segment on The BBC for Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, I read the ebook of the English translation. It is a thoroughly entertaining novel … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment