Friday, December 24, 2010

In the snow globe

Snow snow snow. This year, Germany is so snowed in. 30cm only last night....and there has been a ton of snow already. I can't remember when we had so much snow at last. I am not able to use my car. And I don't know, how to reach my Moms home for christmas eve today. She lives in our neighbour-city, 40 km away. I hope we'll get there by train...if there's still a train.

We have a huuuuge christmas tree in our city, that consists of 1.700 Norway spruces. Although it looks really I great, I find it sad to cut down so many trees only for the 4 or 5 weeks, the christmas tree is standing in our downtown.

A few days ago, my sister and I baked some scones. We would so much like to go to Britain again. Can't wait to be there...hopefully next year. We ate the scones with cherry-jam and self-made clotted cream and drank some black tea with milk. Felt very british ;)
During a trip to Cologne two weeks ago, I bought some chai latte at the English Store there.

Now I will pack my bags and try to catch a train to my Mom for christmas eve. Hope you will all have some relaxed christmas days with your family and friends.

xo, Mel

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The silence of fallen snow

At the moment, Germany is snowed in. During the last two weeks, we had tons of snow here and driving in my car is always an adventure. Some days ago, I went to a deer park with a friend.We were the only visitors and the gate at the entrance of the park was open. Nobody sat at the cash point, so we just went in.

Even the slot machines for the animal food were frozen. But we were lucky and got one parcel with sweet corn that wasn't frozen.

After many weeks of illness, I lately decided to write my exams in February. Now I'm back and healthy again. I try to eat organic food, do my workout regularly and not to stress me as much as I did in the past. I hope this will pay off.

Hope you all have a nice pre-Christmas time ;)

xo, Mel