The fact is that we are laying low. We are hiding from our neighbors. We are renegades, lawless immigrants suffering because of our ignorance. When we moved to Germany in October and bought what we needed for the house, everyone said, “You won’t need a shovel”. When it snowed in December, everyone said, “It won’t last but a few days”. In January when we searched for a shovel, ice pick, and salt at the hardware store, they said “We are sold out but check back in a few weeks if the snow’s not gone” and this weekend they said, “Ostfriesland is sold out of shovels and salt, sorry”.
We had visitors recently and I did some research about where the best shopping was in this area. Emden city center is a huge disappointment. It has closed many doors and has an odd collection of “we have everything you need stores” which as a rule have NOTHING I want. Not to mention that the shops are spread over 6 blocks of back and forth and not a decent resturant anywhere within the city center.
The last day of our Christmas vacation was a snowy paradise in Emden. Hubby did a little shoveling and we went to Greetsiel for the day.
We spent last weekend wandering around the Christmas market in Dusseldorf and watching the World Cup FIS Ski Cross-Country sponsored by Allrounder . The 1.5 kilometer sprint takes place on […]
According to kwintessential I am in stage one. I have been in Germany for approximately one month and am still absorbing impressions from the little farming community we are living […]
We had an inspection trip to Emden to see if we wanted to go there and were recommended a trip to Greetsiel. It was such a cozy place. We were […]
Here is a great picture from Google Earth. You can see how close we are to the Netherlands. As they say in Norway – “It’s so close you can throw […]
Over the next few years we will be checking out all the fun things to do in Niedersachsen. I am looking forward to the science museum in Bremen and we […]
Following hubby has its advantages! Always nice accommodations and this time we hit the jackpot with a perfect Hansel and Gretel house, not so far from a canal.