(The original FFF!) It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas in the Innenstadt, despite the lockdown and the eternal construction–the Christmas stars have been installed!
We are locked down again, and as the days grow shorter and the weather grows grayer there is not much to share. There was a single pleasant afternoon in early November, and I took advantage of it with a walk in the woods near my home, where I was able… Read more »
After several enjoyable weeks of cool weather with sufficient rain, in which we did nothing remarkable, it is Hochsummer. Iowa temperatures, with additional hours of sunlight, and no air-conditioning. If anybody needs me, I’ll be flopped in front of an oscillating fan in a darkened room, sipping tap water with… Read more »
The Biergärten have reopened! Yesterday we went with Roland’s parents to nearby Schloss Hohenkammer, a 17th-century castle with a moat that is now an event center. With a nice Biergarten. The pandemic rules are pretty simple: disinfect your hands, wear a nose-mouth-mask when you are not sitting at your table,… Read more »
Yesterday we took a nice drive (the speed limit for the winter tires was reached) over to Stuttgart to see the Mercedes-Benz Museum. I myself am less interested in looking at cars than Roland is 🙂 but I enjoy museums in general. The museum is very well-designed, relating the history… Read more »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Krapfenzeit. Simply put, a Krapfen is a deep-fried ball of yeast dough with a fruit or cream filling. In other regions they may be called Berliner, Pfannkuchen, or Ballen, but in Bavaria and Austria they are Krapfen (I have also seen “Grapfen”… Read more »