Thursday, December 28, 2006 foggy Christmas eve...

I don't like "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer", but that line fit this year's holiday weather perfectly. The fog was the only white we got. Actually, it was lovely yesterday morning, when the fog froze and outlined everything beautifully. Even cobwebs look artistic when adorned with tiny frozen droplets! It did make walking a bit treacherous though, as the sidewalks and pathways were slippery.

In Germany, the standard New Year's wish is "einen guten Rutsch" - "a good slide" into the new year. Admittedly, that is meant figuratively, not literally; we'd rather not have icy roads...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Merry Christmas to all! Frohe Weihnachten!

May your holidays be happy and the new year filled with joy!

Frohe Feiertage und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Apologies to those few readers who still check this blog - it will carry on with pictures of my trip, but I am currently in the midst of holiday preparations with little leisure for other time-consuming activities.

To be continued...